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Christopher Reeve’s Children Reveal His Proudest Role…and It’s Not Superman

Christopher Reeve’s Children Reveal His Proudest Role…and It’s Not Superman

Christopher Reeve’s children, Will, Matthew, and Alexandra, recently revealed the role the beloved actor was most proud of. One of the most eagerly awaited documentaries at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival was Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story. This film delves into the remarkable life and career of the legendary Hollywood star. It also explores the profound impact of a fateful horse-riding accident in 1995 that tragically rendered him paralyzed from the neck down.

While promoting the film, Christopher Reeve’s children were candid about their father’s feelings about his most famous role. According to Will Reeve, if you were to ask their father which role he is most proud of today, he would mention 1993’s Remains Of The Day rather than Superman.

“In our hometown in Bedford, New York…the local movie theater went through a rebrand a few years ago,” Reeve’s son Will told Variety. “The person in charge of that shift reached out to me. [They] said they’d love to have me screen a film of my choice of my dad’s. I responded, ‘Sure, but not Superman. We’re going to do Remains of the Day.‘ He was so proud of his role in that movie. It’s not a big role. It’s an important role in the film. He got to show a completely different side of himself.”

Will admired his famous father for the riskier roles he took to shake his image as the Man of Steel. “I don’t think about the Superman films as much as I do about the swings he got took beyond this larger-than-life role,” he explained.

Christopher Reeve’s Children Were Also Asked About a Recent Superman CGI Cameo

Christopher Reeve’s children were also asked for their thoughts on their father’s appearance in the Warner Bros. blockbuster The Flash. In a scene meant to be a show-stopper, Reeve’s Superman was brought back to life using CGI.

In this cameo, Ezra Miller’s Flash encounters Reeve’s Superman in the multiverse, a decision that sparked controversy. His incarnation was resurrected alongside other deceased actors who have played DC characters, such as Adam West and George Reeves. Not only were the effects unconvincing, but many fans felt the scene was ghoulish.

However, Christopher Reeve’s children never watched The Flash. They also revealed that the studio didn’t ask their family to be involved in the creation of the cameo.