LOL. For years, I used to joke that the writers got strange enjoyment for every time Superman screamed and grunted in pain. Then I read this quote today from voicesfromkrypton:
If Superman is the only guy grunting in pain, you probably screwed up somewhere.ANDREA ROMANO:
Superman is one of the characters we joke about, because it seems that if we don’t electrocute Superman in every episode, we’re just not happy. So not only did he have to be able to act through the role and have a voice, he had to be able to do intense screams of pain as if he were being electrocuted.
The grunts and moans are really hard for me and it hurts. They gave me more of that stuff than I ever thought I would have to do. I’m a trained singer, I was in musical theater for a long time, so I know how to support my voice, to keep from completely ruining it. But when you scream in these short bursts, you have to actually abuse your vocal chords to get the sound. The problem is that they have me have these extended screams and I have to kind of look up and say, “I can only do two more. You’ve got to wait until the end,” then I go home and I can’t talk for a day. None of the other characters have to do it. I have to say that’s really the hardest part about that job. There is always some laser beam or electric device that requires an extended cry from me.