Dean Cain is one of Hollywood’s few outspoken conservatives.
Despite undeniable pressure within the industry to support liberal causes, the former “Superman” actor has stood his ground and always been an independent voice of reason in an entertainment industry that consistently seems to be losing its mind.
It hasn’t slowed down his success as an actor as much as one might expect. He’s headlined two hit television shows — “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” and “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” — and starred in hit films like “God’s Not Dead.”
His latest role is that of real-life Detective James Wood, who was instrumental in taking down abortion doctor and serial killer Kermit Gosnell, a man convicted on three counts of first degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter in 2013.
Though the mainstream media mostly ignored the story due to the fact that Gosnell was an abortion doctor, the true-crime story has now made it to the big screen.
“Gosnell” hits theaters on October 12 — and it has been a long road for sure to cinema screens for the film.
LifeZette spoke to Dean Cain about that long road, his relationship to the Gosnell case, and much more.
Question: How did you get involved in this project?
Answer: I got involved after reading the script. I was shocked at the story, so I jumped online and did some quick research. I was floored. I had barely heard about this story in the news. I knew it was a story that needed to be told.
I was already familiar with a lot of the work from the producers, the director, and the writer. The story was very compelling, and I liked the character of Jim Wood, so I was definitely in.
Q: How much research did you do for the film, and did you meet with the real detective James Wood?
A: I had the opportunity to meet Detective Jim Wood, which is always fascinating for an actor, since you’re portraying their real-life exploits. I love to hear the stories and then discover how much our version matches their true experience. What a solid and humble man Detective Wood was — as I have found with most members of law enforcement and military, and our first-responders.
I sure hope he’s happy with the final product.
I did a decent amount of online research …