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LEGENDARY: A Chloe Sullivan Appreciation Project

2010 May 12

Photo Credit: Jack Rowand/The CW.

I’d like to spread the word about an impressive Smallville-related fan project, honoring Allison Mack, and her character, Chloe Sullivan.  The title of the project, Legendary, may seem like a bit of hyperbole.  However, if you think about it, Chloe has been around for almost a decade.  Other than Tom Welling (Clark Kent), Mack is the only one of the original cast members of Smallville to stick around for all 9 seasons.  With a 10th season of Smallville on the way, Allison’s Mack continued status as a full-time cast member is not a certainty; but there is the potential for a decade long run on television for Mack, playing the same character.  Impressive, indeed.

Chloe has really grown a lot during her long run on Smallville, from a teenager obsessed with “meteor freaks” and nursing an unrequited crush on Clark, to a self assured force to be reckoned with.  I started watching Smallville during my junior year of college (undergrad), and as I matured, so did Chloe, and my appreciation for her.  I must admit that I was not a fan of Chloe early in the series, at all, but eventually, she became the girl I genuinely rooted for.  Sometimes relegated to the role of “Exposition Girl,” Chloe has not always been well treated by the show in terms of story lines.  But Chloe is incredibly smart, brave, selfless, and sassy, and ultimately Mack has demonstrated her crucial contribution to the show.  Mack is a talented actress, and last season she did some of her best work, in the service of the Doomsday arc.   This season, despite her second billing in the credits, Mack’s screen time has been rather limited.  Still, Mack has been one of the main reasons for the show’s continued watch-ability this season.  Honestly, with Clark in that Angel/ Batman trench  coat, and so many new characters taking the place of the old ones, sometimes Chloe is the only reminder of the show I used to know and love.

Check out the following press release from the Legendary Chloe website, for the details of what these Chloe fans have done in support of their passion.  They have actually put together a fan-funded commercial tribute, set to air this Friday:

Smallville fans have funded a professionally-filmed tribute commercial for CW leading lady Allison Mack and her TV character, Chloe Sullivan, to air twice during the 6-7pm hour on Friday, May 14, 2010, on the CW’s Los Angeles affiliate, KTLA. Starring on Smallville since 2001, Ms. Mack has gained a large and devoted fan base as one of the CW’s most beloved stars.

For the completion of her 9th year on the series, Smallville fans decided to celebrate Allison Mack and Chloe Sullivan, with a commercial project entitled Legendary. Scripted and funded entirely by fans, this is a first of its kind tribute ad, one that honors a specific actress and character on an in production series. Legendary was filmed in Los Angeles in late February with the director, Jon Michael Kondrath, at the helm. Together, cast and crew created a tribute commercial focusing on who Chloe Sullivan is and what she means to Smallville fans.

You can check out a teaser for the upcoming commercial below.  I look forward to seeing more!

I encourage you to check out the project website, for further information: LEGENDARY: A Chloe Sullivan Fan Commercial.

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9 comments
Helen@Custom Printed Balloons
Helen@Custom Printed Balloons

Chloe Sullivan is a good actress. no doubt she gets more opportunities like that. thanks for the nice reads. i enjoyed a lot. keep it up.

Gloria @ Trench Coat Men
Gloria @ Trench Coat Men

Chloe seems to find her way in times when Clark is in a jam, I dont know how Clark would manage to save the day without her help.

Luna
Luna

I was 11 years old when I started watching SV and though it was the "Superhero-show!" angle what attracted my attention it is Chloe Sullivan's character what made me stay. I related across the years to her ambition and her passion for her dreams. I am really happy and exited about watching it! Thanks a lot for making an article about this amazing project that has been made possible by the effort of Chloe/AM fans regardless of the ship ;)

heroine_tv
heroine_tv

I'm glad that so many of you appreciated this post. But I should not be surprised at the response (including the most retweets I have ever had on Twitter), because, judging by this project, Chloe fans mean serious business.

Liz
Liz

Thank you so much for this great article! Allison Mack's Chloe Sullivan has been the heart of Smallville for years and without her the show would not be the same.

Vera
Vera

Thank you for such a lovely article on the project. Allison's contribution to the show has been a joy to watch for she makes Chloe so easy to relate too & after 9 seasons she still provides heart to the show & a reminder of why this show, in s1-8, was such a success.

Kat
Kat

Awesome project. I can't wait to see it. Chloe Sullivan is an amazing character and AM is talented enough to deserve this commercial.

nzs23
nzs23

However, if you think about it, Chloe has been around for almost a decade. Other than Tom Welling (Clark Kent), Mack is the only one of the original cast members of Smallville to stick around for all 9 seasons. How cool is that! I'm looking forward to seeing the Legendary Chloe ad. Thank you for the information.

Alex
Alex

Nice write up on this project. Thanks for the update on it. Hope it gets on the internet soon.

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