Exclusive: Dylan Sprayberry Talks “Glee” & ‘Man of Steel’

April 10, 2012


We are so excited that “Glee” is finally back on TV with new episodes tonight. During tonight’s episode, be sure to keep an eye out for Dylan Sprayberry, who plays the young Cooper Anderson (guest star Matt Bomer) in the episode “Big Brother.”

In addition to “Glee,” Dylan landed the coveted role of young Clark Kent in the highly anticipated Superman movie Man of Steel. We had the chance to chat with Dylan recently about everything from “Glee” to Man of Steel. Check it out!

Were you a fan of “Glee” before getting cast in this role? Yeah, I was. I think I watched the pilot like 12 times in one day. My favorite episode was the one where Kurt joined the football team and did a dance to “Single Ladies.” It was so funny.

You play a young version of Matt Bomer’s character. Did you get to meet with him or the cast? I did get to meet Matt Bomer right before we started shooting. We kind of talked a little bit in the hair and make-up trailer. I think he talked a little more to my Grandma though than he did me. [laughs] She was very excited. He told my Grandma that I looked the most like him out of all the other kids that have played him.

What can we expect from your scenes on this episode of “Glee”? Between the two brothers, Matt Bomer & Darren Criss, it’s really just the growing relationship between them.

“Glee” is a musical show. Are you musical? Not this time…maybe next time. I play a little guitar and I think I’m going to start taking singing lessons.

Can you tell us a little about Man of Steel and your upcoming projects? I just finished shooting Man of Steel. That was in Canada and Chicago. I filmed that all last year. After that I did “Common Law.” That’s going to be on USA coming up pretty soon. I played the son of Sonya Walger. That was really cool.

How does it feel to be portraying the young “Clark Kent” in Man of Steel? It’s a very highly anticipated movie. It was really great. I didn’t even really notice how big it was until I finished shooting. It was so overwhelming that it was crazy, I was like “I can’t believe I just did all that.” In the moment, I was really focused on the work and the acting.

What will people really love about Man of Steel? When Zack [Snyder] and I were talking about it the first time, he was saying how Superman, they want to give it a more edgy feel like The Dark Knight but also make it more realistic and emotional so it’s not just the all-american superhero that saves everyone. He has dilemmas and love and struggles throughout the whole movie, especially when he’s a kid.

You’ve already worked with amazing people. Who would you want to work with in the future? Johnny Depp definitely.

Be sure to watch Dylan in “Glee” tonight and be on the lookout for him in Man Of Steel, opening June 14, 2013.

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3 Responses to “Exclusive: Dylan Sprayberry Talks “Glee” & ‘Man of Steel’”

  1. Donna Says:

    I have had the pleasure of meeting Dylan and his parents last summer, when he did some training at Below H2o scuba in Naperville. He is a great kid, very polite, down to earth, morals and extremely handsome…. At his age that is nice to see! Much of this is due to the way he was raised. His parents are doing a wonderful job. Congrats Dylan, continue to stay real, you will definitely go far in this business, as in life…

    Donna :-)


  2. Bob Says:

    You have made a big deal out of “the first time they’re using a teenager to portray the young version of Clark Kent in a Superman movie”, I don’t think Jeff East would be too happy about that, or Stephan Bendar, who both played Teenage Clark Kent in Superman (1978) and Superman returns (2006)repectivly. You also say that “It’s the first time that the Superman movies have not had the actor portraying Clark Kent also play his younger self”.
    I refer you to the above movies.
    Poor interview really.



  3. nicolò arcuti Says:

    it’s not true that this is the first time a Superman actor doesn’t play his young self. Reeve didn’t play young Clark. Check your facts before writing articles!


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