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Ando for Season 2… by Damien
May 9, 2007, 7:11 pm
Filed under: Article, Blog, General, James Kyson Lee, Links, Magazine, News, Season 1, Season 2

Thanks to Spoiler TV for bringing this to my attention…

Q) What are the current projects that you are working on?

A) I just did a cameo on “Las Vegas,” which is a show on NBC. I have four feature films coming out this year and next year. The last one I worked on was called Big Deal with Treat Williams, Daniel Baldwin and Charlotte Ross. It should come to theaters next year. I also filmed a pilot for a show on the E! network. It’s a half hour comedy. If it is a go, it is something I will be doing in the summer. I also have a couple of offers for some feature films. There will be some scheduling conflicts and then there will be some summer projects. Then, I’ll return to film season two of “Heroes.”

Q) Please tell us about your character Ando on the hit show “Heroes.”

A) He is a worker in Japan who is the best friend of Hiro. He began to be a realist and Hiro is like a child living in a fantasy land. As he witnesses some super natural events, he becomes a believer in this journey to save the world. As the story progresses he realizes that he too is a hero, regardless if he has hero powers or not, and that he has a big claim in this mission.

Q) What made you want to be a part of the show?

A) When I read the script, I realized there was something special on hand. I was curious how it would all come together. It was probably the best script I’ve read in a few years. It is a show that I wanted to watch, regardless if I wanted to be in it or not. So far, it’s been a great experience! I love going to work. I love the people I work with, all of the producers, writers and directors, especially the cast and crew. They are wonderful!

Q) What about your role is challenging?

A) Having to learn a new foreign language was definitely a challenge. I took a semester of Japanese in college, but by far this was the most I had to learn and study. It’s been a great joy really learning a new language for the role.

Q) When you started the show, did you think it would be so successful?

A) I really felt like the show had a lot of potential. Not only does it combine the comic book and Science Fiction genre, but at the core of it, it is a human relationship drama. I feel like the show has something that everyone can latch on to. The cast is so diverse in its ethnicity and our backgrounds. I feel like the central theme of the show is people from different backgrounds coming together for a common goal and there is also the notion that maybe you are meant for something greater than what you realize. I think that is a feeling that people can relate to.

Q) What is your most memorable moment from filming?

A) There has been so many! Sometimes on Friday, at lunch, they show the upcoming episode on a projector. They show it on a big screen and we all watch it together! It was so much fun. It is like we are watching a movie together. That is one of my favorite memories. One time, we also filmed in downtown. It was the first time where all twelve of us were on set together. It was Peter’s (Milo Ventimiglia) dream sequence and during that time, we all hung out over burger and beers. That was fun! Every week is a new experience!

Q) If you could have any super power, what would it be?

A) I think being able to fly would be really fun. You’re hanging out with your friends late at night and they ask you if you need a ride. You can say, “No thanks, I am just going to take off!” Then, you literally blast off into space! If I had a choice, I think I’d like to talk to animals and see what they think about things.

Q) Why do viewers continue to tune in to see the show “Heroes?”

A) I think, not only is it fun and exciting with great action and drama, there is intensity and humor. Like I said before, because it is rooted in reality, it has got something that people can relate to. There is a feeling that you want to strive for something more. Also, if you are struggling with your identity, there is the whole notion of going through a divine experience just to become a better person. I think that is something that everyone can relate to and understand.

Source: Starrymag

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