Kristin Kreuk talks about returning to Smallville

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Former Smallville regular cast member Kristin Kreuk told SCI FI Wire that she returns for one episode this week and that she'd be willing to return for the series finale, which could happen as early as this year.

In the meantime, Kreuk appears in "Legion," a new episode airing Thursday, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. She talked exclusively with SCI FI Wire this week; following is an edited version of that interview.

Tell us a bit about the episode.

Kreuk: It's "Legion." It's about these people who come from the future. They're the Legion. And they have ... powers [laughs]. And they come and see Clark [Tom Welling]. ... Chloe's [Allison Mack] been turned into Braniac, so they're trying to get him to destroy Brainiac. And Clark has a struggle, because he's trying to determine whether or not he should destroy Brainiac, and thus Chloe, or save Chloe's life. But he doesn't know how to destroy Brainiac. ...

Lana in the episode is mostly helping Clark and essentially keep him on mission. She's helping him to understand what's important without the influence of the Legion.

Last time we spoke, you said you were happy about how they brought Lana back and how she's going to exit. I know Michael Rosenbaum [Lex Luthor] said he'd be willing to come back for the series finale. Would you be willing to do that?

Kreuk: I told them I'd be willing to come back. Well, I told someone that I'd be willing to come back for little bit if there was something interesting to do. That's still possible. I'm not opposed to coming back. ...

I hear you've got a charity for girls and you're having a contest coming up for a retreat.

Kreuk: I have a company that I'm building with my business partner Kendra Voth, which will hopefully be a for-profit venture called, which is going to be an online project creation, social network site for teen girls with the intent to help build self-esteem, which would be our focus, and help them build projects in their lives.

And what we're doing is partnering with this company called Time Out for Teens that a friend of mine, Tamara ... teen girls can come out to Warner Springs Ranch and spend a day and a night and a morning going on these rotations that will help them to look at themselves, look at their nutrition in their lives, and also their physical health and their emotional health. And we have a question that we're sending out to the girls for the contest: "What do you want the world to look like in your lifetime?" ... We're going to select 30 girls and let them come out, free of charge, to Warner Springs Ranch ... I think will be really fun. (Click here for details.)