Netanyahu Meets ‘Superman’ Actor Dean Cain, Jokes, ‘Now You’re Coming?’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and American actor Dean Cain, known for his iconic portrayal of Superman, met on Tuesday in Israel for the first time ever.
Cain, who starred as the “Man of Steel” in the American television series “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” from 1993-1997, visited the prime minister at his Jerusalem office after arriving in Israel earlier in the day.
A video of their meeting shows Cain approaching Netanyahu while saying, “There he is. I’ve wanted to meet the real Superman.” Netanyahu jokingly replies, “So Superman, you know we’ve solved everything. Now you’re coming?”
“You’re the real Superman!” Cain answers back after laughing. “That’s what it is, and well done sir.”
Cain, who is not Jewish, told The Jerusalem Post he had “dreamed” about visiting Israel “for as long as I can remember.” He said, “I always wanted to be here… I love history. There are few places on earth that have as much historical value.”
The actor is being accompanied on the trip by his son Christopher, and also Laura McKenzie, host of the TV show “Laura McKenzie’s Traveler.” They will be filming an episode of McKenzie’s show in both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Cain was also scheduled to visit the Knesset on Wednesday as a guest of MK Hilik Bar, according to Ynet.
Watch the video of Netanyahu and Cain meeting below: