I had someone ask me on my forum how my life is right now, how my new year is going. Well, to be honest, it feels a bit crazy. I really feel like I’m at a major crossroads in my life, and I’m just totally starting to recognize how much I really rely on familiarity and predictability. With the Writers’ Strike forging ahead and our last episode coming up the end of January, I’m actually able to see the end of the rope as far as “Smallville” is concerned. If the writers don’t return until after February, the season will end at 15 episodes… And then what?

Life without “Smallville” seems so very strange to me. For the last 7 years, I’ve had a job to go to; I’ve had something on the external world, one thing, that was totally consistent and predictable. Now, I won’t– it’s all up to me to be consistent for myself, and that feels so funny. I could look at it 1 of 2 ways. The first would be that I would totally panic and scare the crap out of myself. The second would be that I embrace the excitement of new possibilities, recognize the amazing value in change and growth, and look at this as a way for me to start to truly see that I am really the only thing I can ever depend on. I think I go in shifts with deciding which way I’ll choose to feel about this time. In the morning, slight panic, and then I amp that up throughout the day until about 3 when I’m in a totally fear-driven state… Then I say something… I vocalize my concern and my fear… And I hear myself talking… And I think, “You goof, this sounds like one of the most exciting things you’ve ever come up against. You’re going to have the opportunity to focus all your time and energy on developing things that you are so truly passionate about. Stop complaining, start working on the amazing projects you have in front of you, and choose joy in your life.” Then I feel good for the rest of the night. I go to bed, wake up, and start over again!

We are so silly, us humans. One of my mentors says we are meaning making machines. Everything we come into contact with, we make a meaning about, and then rather than living in the present and enjoying each moment, we’re either stewing or reveling in the meaning of whatever it is we just experienced. The really silly thing is the only thing we know to be true and real is every moment we’re living. I can’t know what happened in the past because it’s gone, and all I have is a story to tell about it, and thinking about the future is totally based in hypothesis. So that’s my New Year’s resolution: to focus on being here now because everything else is just a guess.

Thanks again for all your amazing support in my projects and adventures. I’m so inspired every time I’m reminded that there are people out there that recognize the importance and the value in creation, and I’m so excited to see what Kristin, you all, and I can build as a team! This is truly a beautiful world!

Keep sending me your backflips and public acrobatics! They’re stunning!

Ciao,
Allison

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  • Jennifer

    on January 10, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Hi Allison,

    I know how your feeling, I’ve been doing the same thing since I was 14. It scares the crap out of me just to think about doing something different even though I’m ready to move on with the next chapter of my life and try something new. You get so use to doing the same thing everyday then one day you wake up and realize you can’t anymore,and it sucks,but then you start thinking about other opportunities and you start to feel much better. Life is about change,even though it’s hard sometimes. Allison your Beautiful,Intelligent and so Talented,your future holds big things,whether it’s in Film,Tv,or even on Broadway. Hey the way I see it you could even make it in the music business Girl with that Beautiful voice of yours. 🙂 After Smalville ends my Thursday nights will never be the same without Chloe Sullivan,I’ve grown to love her and those sassy quotes of hers. I have the dvd’s so if I need a Chloe,Clark,Lana fix I’ll just pop one in. I’ll always be here to support you in whatever you do,I’m not just a Chloe Sullivan fan,I’m a Allison Mack Fan. 🙂

    Quick question: In your blog you said”With the Writers’ Strike forging ahead and our last episode coming up the end of January, I’m actually able to see the end of the rope as far as “Smallville” is concerned. If the writers don’t return until after February, the season will end at 15 episodes… And then what?” Does this mean your not returning for an 8th season and will never get the chance to see you direct an episode?

    Take Care

  • paula

    on January 10, 2008 at 10:28 am

    i know how you feeling, but you just have to be strong, be sure you life gonna change and everything gonna be ok. nothing last forever and that`s the amazing thing of our lifes. you can meet new people and make new friends just relax.

    trust me, you`ll be ok.
    just remember: new year, life new

    sorry for my english, but i doing my best.
    chaooo kiss paula since colombia- south america

  • Matty / inLove_with_Chloe

    on January 10, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Hi Allsion,
    I wish you a happy new year. I am glad that you are planning your future after ‘Smallville’, as I think that the show has really, really jumped the shark now. I will always keep attached to you, the actors whom I followed over 6 years and I am looking forward to your future projects. I have no doubts that you will be successful, there is really nothing to be worried about.
    🙂
    Until next time….

  • alicia. sPAIN

    on January 10, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Smallville without you::very bored for me. Chloe is the most interesting character…thats all…

  • Alyssa

    on January 10, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Hello, Allison,

    I don’t want to think of the reality of Smallville ending! It’s so sad. I experience so much joy of watching all of you on screen-and the chemistry each of you share. Anyway, no matter what comes to be, for we will all support you through each new endeavor you choose to take on. We will be behind you 100% in whatever path you take, and whatever paths branch off of that one in your future!

    All my love,
    Alyssa

  • Fatma

    on January 11, 2008 at 1:50 am

    Life without “Smallville”, i rather not think about it, its gonna be sad when it does finally come to an end, may it the 15 th ep or the 22 or 23rd ep but hopefully end of season 8 or so, it has become a big part of my life over the past seven years, watching such an extraordinary cast do there thing, brings me great joy.

    Whatever you decide to take on, im sure you will have the full support of your fans, you are definitely a great role model to all of your fans

    All the best in your future endeavors.

    Best wishes

  • Silvina

    on January 11, 2008 at 4:43 am

    Hi there! it is funny to find a website like this. I am from argentina, and i am helping a friend of mine to find information about a movie you made when you were younger, togheter with Anette O´tool, and happily i ¡’ve found this site.
    I imagine it must be very hard to be “unemployment”. In argentina is very common to know about stikes and other similiar way of protest, but for those who lives here it is amazing to learn about the same thing is happening with writters in USA. I am realy sorry and i hope the find a quick solution for all of us.
    Actors , Other people involved and of course us the followers of the series.
    I cannot imagine the whole big picture.
    Thanks you for this space.
    ah ! before i forget.. i think you are a very good actrees. in fact one of the best of the show. A lot of support and best regards!

  • Struggling_Artiste

    on January 11, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Allison,
    Oh how true your resolution is. I think, oftentimes, we get lost in the “What If’s?” and lose our perspective on the moment we are currently in, and the past is behind us, hopefully leaving us with something to think on, every now and then, and cherish. Just know, I have always enjoyed your blogs, etc. And I am so proud of Juicy Peach, can’t wait for the calendars to become available. It is so important to support the arts, especially at a ‘grassroots’ level. All in all, fantastic work, and look forward to seeing more of what you come up with!

  • PMD

    on January 11, 2008 at 11:27 am

    I think that change is constant in this world and although sometimes scary to embrace, it’s wonderful too.

    Just remember as you leave a project behind, you are leaving it but not the people who have affected you along the way, when you worked on it. Hard as it is to think, Smallville is a step on the road to your chosen path of life, sweetie—it’s the people who you’ve met them and made friends with that will sustain you, Ally. The true legacy of a show or a fandom, is the friends you make along the way. And you have made a lot here, my friend.

    Hope that helps. I know I say it a lot in the fandoms I belong too. I wish you the best in the present and way into the future.

  • Kobin_A

    on January 11, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Hi Allison!! My name is Anatoly. I’m from Russia.
    We are love Smallville so mach& warry abouit it.
    I just want to say THANKS for all you’re doing & i hope will do!!
    I am sure evrything will be good!!
    Russia love you, Allison!!
    Goodbye!! 😉

  • James Pate

    on January 11, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Does this season have to end with 15 episodes? Can it go overtime–as in doing the 24 episodes, even if it takes until summer to do so? Or does that violate union rules?

  • Therapeutic Ramblings

    on January 11, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    If everything went the way we expected, would life be as worthwhile? What if we as people moved beyond the repetitive motions of familiarity that come with routine? I think we as over-stimulated, fully caffeinated, less than maturated “adults” can fall into a comfort zone too easily because of routine. Comfort is fine, but not at the expense of fully experiencing life.

    I sometimes wonder how people can let days run into each other and not object. Every day can’t be amazing, but why can’t we be amazed by something each day? I realized when I slowed down a bit, everything became more worthwhile. It took me getting behind the lens to find that out; I’d be curious what you’d find out if you weren’t always in front of a lens?

  • Phil Damico

    on January 12, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    I think you are all jumping the gun. Never doubt, fear nothing. I think Jesus (yes I think he’s cool) said it best, “Dont worry about tommorrow for today has its own anxieties.” Thats the philosophy I now use and have started to live my life that way, and it really seems to be working. I could see setting up a trip in a month, or a meeting or project down the road, but take this life a day at a time. Be greatful every morning you wake up, cause some wont. The strike , although probaly not gonna happen, could end 2 days from now. Stay positive, stay the course. You 2 Allison. It looks like you have got some great projects going. Keep it up. Who knows what tommorrow will bring? A new Year can bring hope, and hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies! (Shawshank Redemption) Sorry, I love that line in that movie. The whole cast of Smallville will go on to do great things, and I agree with Jennifer, were not all just Chloe fans, were Allison Mack fans as well, or I suspect we wouldnt be writing you! Change is inevitable, and while its more relaxing when we are able to have constant things in our life, sometimes change can be really great. Dave Hayes is right, it can bring opportunities, and it will, for you Allison, and Kristin, the whole cast, and for everybody on this blog.
    Always,
    Phil
    Be great in 2008!

  • Joy

    on January 13, 2008 at 2:49 am

    Hey Allison! Your posting is a very familiar one in that I went through a similar experience years ago. Well sort of. I left the familiar to pursue my biggest passion despite all the dissent from my family and left home to go to medical school. Beginning medical school was the biggest fear I had to face for myself, I had to prove to myself that I could handle the challenge (even scarier realization because of the little support I received from people) and in the end after all the sacrifices I made in personal time I realized the huge growth I had gone through. You have made it this far in your amazing career and despite what is going on with the strike, you have the power within you to still make a difference no matter the circumstances – it is all a matter of choice and faith!

    Anyway, I am a faithful fan and truly believe that you will come away stronger than ever-because it is the times that our personal strength is tested when we discover how truly resourceful and resilient we are as individuals!

    BTW I wrote to you and Tabby in December with the hope of hearing back from you-I was the one who saw you at YVR and I also spoke with your friend Shane recently because he responded to my posting-if you ask him he can fill you in! (I apologize if you would rather not have this info posted on here but I have no other way to communicate with you).

    Best wishes for the New Year!

  • Joy

    on January 13, 2008 at 2:51 am

    oops forgot to mention that a helpful book on discussing changes is called ‘Who Moved My Cheese’-easy title to find in any bookstore/amazon.com

    All the best, Joy

  • Rosie

    on January 13, 2008 at 6:12 am

    Its definatly better to focus on the future, thats my new years resolution too. I went through a lot of family crap last year with illnesses, deaths the lot. I want this year to be fresh and you get that chance given to you so embrace it while you can.
    Smallville is amazing but there are so many more projects out there for you to show yourself on. I can’t wait to hear more about your future. Good luck in the mind changing thing !

  • Robin

    on January 13, 2008 at 7:42 am

    Hi Allison,

    Just received the calender Kristen and yourself (and friends) created, thank you!!! it looks great and I’m sure it will give me a laugh each day when I look at it.

    It really is to your credit that you and your friends are compassionate enough to care about other artists who haven’t had the breaks/luck or chance to realise their vision, and i’m only too glad to support(if only in a small financial way by buying a calender).

    I do hope Smallville has a proper conclusion, after all it would be a real shame if after following the journey of all the characters, the show suffers a rushed ending, hopefully everything will be resolved soon.

    Good luck on all your adventures this year , both the new acting roles and all the projects you are involved with.

    Take care,

    Robin

  • Sabrina

    on January 13, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Oh Allison you write remarkably, I believe you truly are like Chloe, such a powerful woman in your own world. I only hope that the writer’s strike will end and you can have your familiarity, only because I will need that familiarity of watching you, Michael, Kristin, and Tom. You watch something for 7 years and you grow with these characters, and if it ends abruptly it will crush us. It should end the right way. Where we can deal in our ways to say goodbye. Not like this. I hope life can bring you joy. and I love how you put into perspective of ” can’t know what happened in the past because it’s gone, and all I have is a story to tell about it, and thinking about the future is totally based in hypothesis… to focus on being here now because everything else is just a guess.”
    it’s so true, but I like living in the past, where I was happy and content, the present is something that doesn’t feel real anymore, and I don’t know if its because I’m about to hit 30 and life isn’t how I hoped it would be, but living in the past is so much better then wanting the future because the way I’m going I don’t see it being any better. But if I can live through your words then maybe I have a chance.

  • Steve

    on January 14, 2008 at 11:06 am

    So that’s my New Year’s resolution: to focus on being here now because everything else is just a guess…This is truly a beautiful world!

    Allison, I don’t want to bust your bubble, because I love your work, and think you’re a fine person, but this is pure…excuse the expression…crap. While you are focusing on being “here now” and celebrating the “beautiful world,” millions of people are dying all over the world. In the United States alone, a new study shows that 101,000 people die every year from preventable diseases because of inadequate health care in the richest country in the world. 11 million children die every year worldwide from preventable diseases. There’s a big world out there, and it’s not all beautiful, and you need to focus on a lot more than “being here now” unless you’re content with the way things are.

  • troy

    on January 14, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Hi Allison,

    Just lately I’ve been amusing myself by watching past episodes of smallville, and I’ve gotta tell you…I haven’t laughed so hard in ages as I did just now watching you (sorry, Chloe) shuffling across the couch in Clark’s loft wearing nought but his football jersey!

    Remember that one? Chloe the cheerleader? Very…very funny 😀

    But I digress…

    Life is certainly an adventure…no doubt about that, and it’s always the scariest adventures, those that create the most fear within us at the outset that hold the potential to provide the most exhilaration.

    It sounds like you’ve got some great new challenges already in motion and that’s always the biggest hurdle…just getting started! So fear not, you’re well on your way (whether or not it feels that way at times!)

    One of the toughest, but most important, challenges you’ll face is to surround yourself with the right network of people to help you make your vision a reality. Seek out those who share a passion for your vision but don’t necessarily share your talents. A dozen Allison’s, while providing for some great entertainment no doubt, will accomplish much less than half-a-dozen people with different skillsets.

    You have a huge advantage in that you already have a large fanbase that you can tap into at will, so use it. I’d happily eat my hat if most of your fans didn’t jump at the opportunity to provide whatever assistance they could. You’ve given so much to us all, we’ll gladly give some back!

    cheers,
    troy.

  • troy

    on January 15, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Oh yeah…nearly forgot…

    Season 7 ending at episode 15 is a real bummer. 🙁

    From what I’ve read (and hopefully I’m mistaken), that’ll be the end then for Michael, Kristin and your good self.

    As a writer (and a huge Smallville fan) I’d be forever frustrated that 3 of my 4 central characters were “axed” mid season without fully completing the journey I had mapped out for them.

    Do you feel a similar pang of sympathy for Chloe? Lex? Lana?

    If the season does end at 15 episodes, is it possible you could come back for season 8 (even just half of it) to give Chloe a proper farewell?

    Could you extend your contract for the final season with the condition that you still get to direct an episode (or even 2)? Because it’s so disappointing for us fans to miss seeing you direct, I can only imagine your disappointment at having this great adventure snatched away from you, especially after you’ve already put so much effort into “learning the ropes” by shadowing other great directors etc.

    Sorry to go all Barbara Walters on you, but my angst at losing Chloe in this way is very real.

    Ummm… OK… I just reread that and realise it sounds really, really sad. 😀

    Strike the “angst” comment…I’m really not a complete loser!! 😀

    No really…I’m not!

    Anyway, in case it got lost in there somewhere, my point is simply that while we know we’ll see much more of the talented Ms Mack, it’ll be a real shame to say goodbye to Chloe Sullivan without a proper send-off.

    cheers,
    troy.

  • Daniela

    on January 15, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Yeahh so sad Smallville
    is kind of ending..

    like you i don’t know how is
    going to be everything whithout
    the show

    i hope the best for you
    and everyone in smallville

    keep close!!
    where we can see you!!

    please =)

    God bless you

    TE DESEO LO MEJOR ALLISON

    DESDE MEXICO

    Daniela Sandoval

  • Daniela

    on January 15, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    pd. steve–
    what’s wrong with you?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????”

    we don’t have the fault the world is how it is!!!

  • YnotGuy27

    on January 16, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    This made me think about something while i was at work (I am a Business Analyst at a Healthcare compnay).

    Over the past year (yes I said only the past year) I have had 4 jobs and 2 apartments. With the coming tax season i have compile a set of documents dealing with student loans (3 seperate ones), W-2’s from all my jobs (4) and renters credit (2) forms. This year is going to be more complicated with everything changing as it is.

    What I was curious about is how actors deal with this formality of everyday life as we all do. I would assume you have people that have people that have people to take care of this kidna thing but I was still curious.

    Keep your head up. If our lives never changed it would be like riding a roller coster that goes in a straight line and keeps a moderate pace. Now that would not be very fun. 🙂

    I hope to see you in something that will display your beauty, skill and elegance as you have shown us all throughout the year on Smallville. I will keep an eye peeled for ya. 🙂

  • Marc

    on January 17, 2008 at 2:35 am

    I am sorry to hear about Smallville. I really love your character on that show. I thought you were cute and decided to look you up, its how I ended up here. I wanted to say hello and thank you. You helped me to choose wordpress for my own blog site. After seeing yours I put one up for me a few hours later.

    Love the site, its always fun to get inside the head of the the actors that give us so many enjoyable hours of entertainment. I look forward to more great work from you.

    Anyhow, come by and check it out sometime. yes, even took my homepage image idea from your site.

    http://www.mmance.com

  • Candy Long

    on January 17, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Your New Year resolution is very similar to mine. I want to be more in the moment and to be more positive, not taking anything for granted and appreciating what I have. What we have is this present moment. There will never be a time when it is now. The past doesn’t exist anymore, it did in the present. The future does not exist, just our projections of ideas of what may happen. So there’s no use getting worked up about anything. It’s good to have a plan and prepare yourself, but we have to learn to take things one step at a time. That’s how I got through college 🙂 You’ll always be prepared when the time comes. You’re an intelligent and talented girl and I know things will work out for you. This is my first comment to your blogs so, cudos on the Juicy Peach project. If I was a visual artist, I’d submit something, but I’m more of a musician.

    Best of Luck, Namaste,
    Candy

  • Silvia

    on January 17, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Allison,
    I discovered your site and.. well.. I am so happy! I can’t believe that I can write you and you read me especially!!
    I love SMALLVILLE so much and I i wish Clark and Chloe be together…:-( .. you are so sweet, ..and he is so….. well.. is not Superman? 😉

    Kiss to you mythical Allison/Chloe (and also to Tom…)
    From Italy, all the good for you!

    ps: Sorry for my terrible english!

  • Joe

    on January 17, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    If… your future is decided, not by the things that happen to you, but by your response to those events.

    Then… personal growth and satisfaction are self-regulated, and independent of time and circumstance.

    So… life “after Smallville” begins whenever you want it to.

    Therefore… it can begin now, or it can begin after season 8! Please, if you have the opportunity, give us 21 more hours with Chloe. She deserves an ending as much as Allison deserves a beginning.

  • Milka from Brazil

    on January 18, 2008 at 4:38 am

    Dear Ally,

    I’d like to say that as you as smallville had made part of our lives for seven years, and that’s why I’ll never forget you!
    You’re too kindly, and a very nice girl.
    And whatever you’re going to do on tv or cinema, I’ll see it, because I’ve proved to us that you know how to make a really good job as an actress.
    You have so many fans around the world, and you have no idea of how many fans you have here in BRAZIL.
    So, I’d like to say that I love u so much!!!!!
    And don’t let the future blur your mind, you can’t be afraid to live for today!!!!
    Kisses a lot!!!!!!!!

  • Beth

    on January 19, 2008 at 1:52 am

    I just came across this post and was struck at how it mirrored my life at the moment. Not that I’m a TV star, but for the past seven years my life had been so predictable that I felt like I was sleeping through most of it. Seriously the only thing I looked forward to was a new episode of Smallville. (sad I know, but true) As much as I was bored with my life, I had become dependent on my routine.

    I was the manager at a company that I had been with since it opened seven years ago. I invested sixty hours a week, plus all the mental BS I took home at night. I consistently put my job above my family and friends by always working holidays and weekends. To the point that people just stopped inviting me out, cause they knew the answer would always be. “Sorry I can’t, cause I gotta get up early tomorrow and go to work.” For the past year I’d been struggling with the decision of leaving this job that had literally become my identity. My husband and I constantly fought over the fact that I was never home and when I was home, I was always exhausted.

    Well eventually the decision was taken out of my hands and I was “let go” the day after Christmas. The seventh Christmas I’d worked in a row. It wasn’t much of a shock to me since I knew my attitude had been on a steady decline for a long time. But still coming home that day hours before I normally did was a very strange feeling. And for days I continued to wake up at five am and stare at the ceiling with no place to go.

    I still haven’t figured out what I want to do career wise. But my husband and I have always dreamed of taking time to travel the country. Now we have it, and we’re finally taking steps in the right directions to make that a reality.

    I’m finally staring to get used to life without my old routine. But sometimes I just don’t know what to do with all this free time. I’ve been trying my hand at writing and so far it’s been a lot of funny and very fulfilling. Now I find it hard to stop writing and go to bed when I know I can sleep in all the way til eight am. As it’s now four am and I’m still awake.

    Everyday I find I’m happier and living in the moment more and more. Letting go of the safe and predictable is hard and sometimes you don’t get a choice. But it’s definitely worth it.

    I’ll miss Smallville terribly when it ends and hope there’s an eighth season especially if season seven gets cut short. Would you return for the eighth season if and when it’s picked up? I hope so. I can’t imagine the show without Chloe. You’ve really made her someone special everyone can look up to.

    Good luck in all you do!

    Beth

  • Riccardo

    on January 23, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    I beleive in you and I think you will do all the best for yourself.
    We have too many crossroads in our life, but don’t think that you let back your shoulders…see your way…step by step.
    Stay happy.
    Ciao,
    Guity

  • jason

    on January 24, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Hi Allsion, I love Chloe on Smallville. i have been watching since the beginning! i hope it doesnt come to an end so soon, but if it does you will be fine. i hate saying this but everything happens for a reason, you are an outstanding actor and i know you will land on your feet! i have been in the Navy for eighteen years and married with three children. we love watching you and smallville, it makes me feel like a kid again! God Bless you and good luck with what you decide to do!!

  • Caina

    on January 28, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    AUDITION LIKE CRAZY ALLISON!!!! Get into the movies. I really, really, really want to see you do a lot of movies, big-name or not. I don’t want you to fade away. You have much too much talent for that. I hope to see you in movies with Tom and Michael too! 😀

  • Wally West

    on January 29, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Seems to me that you and the others you work with are all just sitting around with your thumb stuck someplace.

    I observed you’re doing some calendar to raise $$$ for your leaky peach project.

    Think about this, go out up there in cannnnnnaaaaddddddaaaaaaa and find yourself a foto-grapher, not a stalkarazi, find a cheep foto-set, gather all your co-workers together and have a small foto-shoot, get all your co-workers to sign a release and put out a calender of everybody who was on the TV skit. 🙂

    Stay away from any DC / AOL Time Warner themes, they would march out the shysters and crawl up your butt and sue you.

    That means don’t have Tom wearing a shirt with an S on it. Don’t use the sets at the studio.

    Perhaps that might fuel your need for $$$ for your peach project?

    I’m sure you could come up with 11 pics of the other people you work with for the calender, and don’t do anything stupid like try to do a holiday theme. Dumb.

    Why only 11, you’re number 12, D’0H!

    Just be yourselves.

    You could get at least $60 or more for the calendar and if you get your buddies to sign them, even more $$$.

    Maybe have just the first one hundred signed and put them on e-bay?

    Just remember, the WB is the enemy and you don’t want to do anything to piss them off.

    With over 480 Billion bucks, they can destroy your career.

    WW

    Oh ya, WB is one of the major stumbling blocks to a WGA settlement.

    I read last week that they were sacking over one thousand employees because of the WGA strike.

    Ms Tabitha Chapman;

    I know you won’t post this, but perhaps you will pass it along and not just delete it.

    Thanks

  • David

    on January 29, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Hi Allison,

    I’m probably a late-comer to this posting, but I wanted to pass along a few comments and well wishes.

    Smallville has been an amazing show, with gifted actors and writers. In this strike, many people have lost their livelihood all because of the love of money. I understand people have to make a living, and want a piece of the pie. In the end, entertainment has become a commodity, like a pair of shoes or a Lexus, and people embrace the world of Television and the Internet more so than their own lives.

    I don’t see that in you. I don’t see guile. I see, frankly, the love of art, whatever that entails. I see love of life coursing through you. That is a rare thing in the shifting sands of time. You seem to be a old soul, but with the whimsy of youth making its way to the surface, bubbling through until it can’t contain itself any longer.

    I have no doubt with your talent and your beauty that you will succeed in anything you lay out to accomplish, be it acting, writing, or business. I especially love your current film that you are working on, and it seems like it will be a very important stepping stone in your career, whatever direction it goes.

    As we Irish-blood say:

    May the road rise to meet you,
    may the wind be at your back,
    may the sun shine warm upon your face,
    and rains fall soft upon your fields
    and until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

    Life is a journey, embrace it!

    David
    Seattle, WA

  • Katlynne

    on February 1, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    aww… I absoulty love you in Smallville! I understand how its been a long road, but if smallville goes on and your not there… it won’t even seem like Smallville! Keep up the good work!! You inspire me!
    With Lots of Love,
    Katlynne

  • Sophiea

    on February 2, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Allison,

    I completely understand the fear of the unknown, not knowing what is out there, or where we will end up. The only thing you can be certain of is your self, your choices, your decisions. I think we all crave stability in our lives, some thing to focus and steady us, but you can find it in many places. I start with myself, work, family, friends. Life isn’t as unpredictable and scary when you focus on them.

    I hope things come together for you, and reading your posts I’m sure they already are.

    P.s. I hope that Smallville stays just a while longer, I’m not ready to let go. That’s my crutch.

    Sophie

  • Pedro

    on February 9, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Allison Im a big fan of you…just do this thing for me:

    Don´t quit Smallville and dont let writers to do that…I have heard many comments about Chloe leaving the show…I´d cry if they do that with…you and btw..you deserve a character in the DC World… please email me when is you read this comment…

    and remember….you make Smallville an amazing show..

  • superman_fan

    on February 12, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Just to clarify, was Smallville part of the writer’s strike?