Today’s quote: Reeves on “Superman”

Christopher Reeve, on NBC’s Today Show, about his screen test for 1978’s Superman:

“They had to have been out of their minds … I was 6 foot 4, but I was pretty skinny–probably weighed 185, 190. It was a leap of faith. The makeup department came out with a fake set of upper body muscles, with biceps and everything, of foam rubber. I said, “I’m not going to do that. I promise, I’ll go to the gym.”‘