At DragonCon 2013, a fan asks the Allison/Laura/John/Julian panel a question…about Tom’s pants!
Fan: “Last year, Rosenbaum and Laura, you guys talked about some scenes you had with Tom where he was not wearing any pants. Any others experience that?”
John: “No pants at all?!”
Laura: “To put it in context, we were shooting in the loft. All of our family, heartfelt moments - and it would get hot, he’s a big guy. So whenever we’d shoot above the waist, he took his pants off and just had his shorts, his birkenstocks and his socks.”
Allison: “He wore basketball shorts so he wasn’t, like, in tighty-whities!”
John: “He never did that with me!”
Allison: “Superman can’t sweat…if you think about it, he can’t sweat unless he’s got kryptonite around him and that’s hard when you’re filming in a small space that’s up high, and heat rises, and you have massive amounts of lights on you, and you’re six foot four and fit! Try not sweating for four hours in a row. So they had this massive tube of air conditioning that they would bring in and shoot on his legs to try and cool him down so he wouldn’t sweat because if he did, we’d have to start the shoot over and sometimes we’d get a little ridiculous so they learned to put him in the birkenstocks and basketball shorts whenever we weren’t shooting his full body and it kept him cool.”
Julian: “You can’t see, but I assure you John Glover is wearing basketball shorts.”