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Greg Chats to Buddy… by Damien
November 8, 2007, 12:52 am
Filed under: Article, Blog, Buddy TV, General, Greg Grunberg, Interview, Season 2, Writers Strike, Writing Staff

Greg Grunberg recently sat down with BuddyTV to chat about the Writers Strike and about the show…

First off, I just want to ask, the writers’ strike is fresh in everyone’s minds. I’m wondering, how is that affecting Heroes and the production?

Well, it’s interesting, we got a really early jump on the season, the writers did at least, we were way ahead which is a really good thing for awhile. But as you know in TV, as soon as the episodes start airing, it quickly catches up to you. We had a couple extra scripts but now we’re pretty much caught up and I hope this thing gets resolved very quickly because we all want to get back to work. We’re still shooting, but we have another couple weeks and then we go down because the writers don’t have any finished. You know, they have, basically a break-down and some outlines of the next few scripts, but nothing complete enough for us to keep shooting. It’s frustrating because we’ve been

With your character this season, I was at least interested in because your character exhibits the same powers as his father, and that’s not always the case with some of the heroes and parents and their children, and I’m wondering if that’s an issue that gets addressed later in the season?

It does, and you know, you don’t really know if my father is running scared, I mean, he mentions it. First of all, let’s give a HUGE shout out to Alan Blumenfeld who played my father on Felicity, he was so incredible on that show, and then I know personally how deep and scary he can be in other things he’s done, so I went to Tim Kring and I said, “You HAVE to read Alan Blumenfeld,” and he knew his work of course, Alan’s been on a million things, but when they brought him in, it was like: boom, done. So, I’m so happy to be working with him, and I think it’s really interesting that a guy like my character, there’s so many secrets, he doesn’t know what the hell is going on.

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Nichelle Nichols May Have Power?… by Damien
November 6, 2007, 6:03 pm
Filed under: Article, Blog, General, Interview, Links, Nichelle Nichols, Season 2

TV Guide recently interviewed Nichelle Nichols about Heroes and she may of revealed that later on she may have a power?!?…

“I could relate to [Nana] so powerfully,” says Nichols, “how she has stood tall. [In the role] I’m a strong woman who’s gone through an awful lot and has lost her daughter, and is now raising and providing a home for these two beautiful grandchildren.” Nana hasn’t exhibited any special Heroes abilities yet, but don’t count it out. Though if she has any preference about what kind of power she’d like to have, Nichols isn’t saying. “I’m going to keep that under my belt. I don’t want to jinx it.”

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Nichelle Nichols Talks About Heroes… by Damien
October 27, 2007, 3:01 am
Filed under: Article, Buddy TV, General, Interview, Links, Nichelle Nichols, Season 2, Star Trek

Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols recently sat down to chat about her role on Heroes…

On the new season of Heroes, Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey) was rushed off to New Orleans to live with relatives, Nana Dawson (Nichelle Nichols) and Monica Dawson (Dana Davis). These two actresses spoke to reporters this morning about their Heroes experience.They spoke about how they got their roles, who St. Joan might be, and what Nichelle Nichols thinks about the upcoming new Star Trek film.

Nichelle Nichols’ involvement came when she was on a short trip back to Los Angeles and her manager told her she had to take this audition. She initially thought it was just for a one-episode guest shot, but was delighted that it was a recurring role after reading the script and getting a good understanding for the character. She tried her best to deflect questions about the possibility of her character having powers, and was also unclear on how many more episodes she’ll be in. Nichols said that her role keeps expanding, but would not confirm or deny

Dana Davis also tried to dance around questions about what’s in store for Monica and what other heroes she might interact with, but she did let us know that Monica will be involved in plenty of fights moving forward, possibly with other heroes. One reporter question whether Monica will actually don a costume and run around fighting crime as St. Joan, the copycat character in the 9th Wonders comic book seen in the last episode. Davis couldn’t answer, but she did say that it was a good guess.

In regards to the new Star Trek film, Nichols has a lot of respect for J.J. Abrams and is confident that the new film will maintain the wonder of Gene Roddenberry’s original while taking the franchise into a new direction. She’s also talked briefly with Heroes co-star Zachary Quinto, who will play Spock. While she was unsure about the casting based upon pictures she saw, when she talked to him and met him in person, she was certain he was the right man for the role. Nichols promised that if or when she gets to do a cameo in the new Star Trek film, she’ll be screaming it from the rooftops, because she would more than love to do that.

[Buddy TV]

Buddy Chats to Shalim Ortiz… by Damien
October 20, 2007, 1:05 am
Filed under: Blog, Buddy TV, General, Interview, Links, Season 2, Shalim Ortiz

Thanks to Ralph from Buddy TV for sending me this article they conducted with Shalim Ortiz who plays Mayas brother on Heroes about his Role and his future…

Haha. Finally, after the first three episodes really, a lot of people on the internet … there was a little bit of a backlash against your characters, Maya and Alejandro. People just, for some reason, not gelling with those characters and I’m just wondering if you read or heard any of that negative feedback and how you would respond to that?

Well, it’s funny because I think as much as I’ve heard negative feedback I’ve heard positive feedback on our storyline. People are also really loving where it’s all going. It’s completely understandable that there is a fan base for the show that already loves these characters that were on season one. And for anybody that gets to do these new people, it takes a little while for you to start getting what the true essence of our story is and what message we want to give away. But I think that little by little people are really starting … these characters are really starting to grow into people. I also love the fact that it’s something that didn’t happen overnight. You have to earn something for people to really like your character, it doesn’t just take one or two episodes. I don’t think anybody has fallen in love with any of the new characters in just one day. It’s taken various episodes for you to see what a character can go through. In our case, we go through so much stuff and I think we’ve given away the message that we don’t mean to harm people, it’s more like things are happening that are out of our control and I think the audience is starting to realize that. And from now on, I think they’re going to be looking at us with different eyes.


Adair Talks to EW… by Damien
October 10, 2007, 6:45 pm
Filed under: Adair Tishler, Blog, EW, General, Interview, Links, Season 2

Adair Tishler

Adair Tishler has recently sat down with about her role on Heroes…

What’s your power?

My power is I can find anyone or anything. I would love to have that because I lose a lot of stuff.

Why do the bad guys want your power?

Think about it: Sylar wants everybody’s power, but to have their power, he has to find them.

Where do we find you in Season Two?

Molly is living with Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg). She’s trying to find out who the boogie man is, but she’s afraid to. She knows that she’s in grave danger, but the men don’t really understand. I don’t want to look for the bad guys and the men do want me to, so they can stop them.


Zach Speaks To the Press… by Damien
September 25, 2007, 6:34 pm
Filed under: Article, Blog, General, Interview, Links, Season 2, Zach Quinto

Zach Quinto recently chatted to the New York Press about his role in Heroes…

Does Sylar get any sort of redemption in the upcoming season?

I don’t know if that’s a possibility down the line, but I don’t think we’re necessarily going to pick right up with the character. If Sylar’s going to stick around for a while, then I’m sure that’s something that they’ll potentially explore. There are a few other things to explore before we get to that.

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Kristin Bell Talks to the Post… by Damien
September 20, 2007, 4:35 pm
Filed under: Article, Blog, General, Interview, Kristin Bell, Links, Season 2

September 16, 2007 — The hottest actress on television has joined the coolest series. Veronica Mars, meet “Heroes.”

Kristen Bell, the sunny star of the cult TV fave, didn’t think she’d have a job this fall – especially after the CW kept “Veronica Mars” hanging in the balance until the absolute last second, not announcing the show’s cancellation until well after it announced its fall lineup.

“There was about a month when I was taking meetings every day and going on audition after audition,” says Bell, 27. “I thought, maybe I won’t have a job this fall. I can accept that and I can still be happy.”

Meanwhile, television producers were knocking each other over to hire her.
In the first week of August, Internet wags reported that Bell, who had signed on to narrate the new CW series “Gossip Girl,” was a lock to join the cast of ABC’s “Lost.” Two weeks later, these magpies were choking on their words when NBC announced that Bell would be joining their hit serial drama “Heroes,” for a 13-episode arc this fall.
On the eve of her October debut on “Heroes,” Bell reveals that “Lost” producers never actually offered her the role.

“I didn’t hear about the ‘Lost’ rumors until they were already on the Internet. [Then] I knew I was being considered for [that show], but ‘Heroes’ came along and made the offer,” she says.

That offer was definitely put on the fast track by Bell’s connections to many of the folks at the NBC series. She’s friends with Zachary Quinto (Sylar) and Masi Oka (Hiro), and has known Hayden Panettiere (Claire) since she was 18 because they shared a manager (“Kristen likes to say she practically changed my diapers,” quips Panettiere).
Bell met up with her friends at this summer’s Comicon, a convention for science fiction and comic-book enthusiasts, in San Diego. Bell was there to promote her movie “Fanboys,” a January 2008 release about a bunch of “Star Wars” fans who break into Skywalker Ranch to see “Phantom Menace” before it is released. She rode the train back to Los Angeles with her friends.

Bell says, “I was telling [the writers] that ‘Heroes’ was always the watercooler conversation at ‘Veronica Mars’ and they were saying that [my show] was always the talk at theirs.

“They said, ‘If you ever want to do an arc on “Heroes,” let us know, and we’ll write something for you.’ Later on, I said to my agent that it would be really cool if they were being serious, not just being nice.”

Turns out they were. “We had this part that was already written and were going through the normal audition process to find somebody, but when Kristen became available, we bypassed that whole process and made her an offer – and closed the deal within three or four days,” says “Heroes” creator Tim Kring.

Bell snapped up the role without a second thought. “The minute I heard, ‘Hey Kristen, it’s Tim Kring,’ I said, ‘Yes! Yes!’ ” she says with a laugh.
They made the part meatier and more three-dimensional, just for Bell.
Bell will be introduced in the fifth episode on the season as Elle, a 20-something who’s lived with her power her entire life (it’s rumored to involve electricity and confirmed to manifest itself in either productive or destructive ways, depending on what she wants to accomplish). The other heroes will scratch their heads in puzzlement when they cross paths with her.

“She’s a cautionary tale to all of other characters: what could happen to you if you live with this for a long time and how it messes with you,” Kring says. “Elle’s a little off-kilter and plays by her own rules. She’s not very socially adept, she’s a bit of a loose cannon, a little inappropriate – a little flirty at the wrong times – a little quick to anger.”
Bell says the best way to describe Elle, is that “she’s just a vixen.”

With “Heroes” characters coming and going this season – “some, not all, that leave in a pine box,” says Kring – the big question is what’ll happen to Bell when she completes filming her 13 episodes.

“There is a possibility that I will be staying longer, but I’m not sure yet,” Bell says.
Kring isn’t ready to let some other clever Hollywood producer snatch her up, though. “Obviously our hope is that we love her and that she loves us. You always go into it with the best of intentions and on this show that usually works out because we’re a pretty happy place to work at,” Kring says with confidence.

At the moment though, Bell says, “I have no plans after my ‘Heroes’ arc is over, other than [to fall into] the ‘Never gonna work again syndrome.’ “
Monday, 9 p.m., NBC

(NY Post)