Milo, Masi & Hayden Celebrate ‘Heroes’ In L.A.
First Published: May 14, 2007 11:34 AM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A host of celebrities including House star Hugh Laurie and Felicitys Scott Speedman, turned up to celebrate alongside Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia at a Heroes wrap party last night in Los Angeles.Its definitely surreal to be able to share this moment with my family the crew, cast, writers and everybody on the show, Masi Oka who plays the charming time traveler Hiro Nakamura on the show told Access Hollywood. We knew we were creating something very passionate together and we were all going through this journey together. Its just a great feeling.
The show heads back to NBC Monday the 23 to begin its final run up to the season finale. Fans though, have already been filling blog space with thousands of words in anticipation of what plot and character twists the drama will feature.
Last night, the Heroes actors revealed, they too have enjoyed playing the thoroughly complex, gene-mutated and powerless, average humans.Its been an amazingly satisfying role because its been so much fun, Jack Coleman who plays the mysterious Mr. Bennet, father to Claire said. Its play good, play bad, play sympathetic, play unsympathetic, have this really loving relationship with your daughter while telling lies all the time. Theres just a lot of really good stuff to play. The devil gets all the best lines.After a stint supporting Jennifer Garner on Alias, and famously the monster-eaten pilot of Losts doomed Oceanic flight 815, newly-slim Greg Grunberg said taking a regular turn as mind reading cop Matt Parkman on Heroes has been more than satisfying.[Heroes has] been different in at least in my storyline its more of a leading role than being a supporting actor, he told Access, shortly before heading in to the party where his band was set to entertain revelers. At the same time its great to be part of an ensemble show. I just love being on the show.
Photo: Hayden & Greg (Access)
Find more shots from last night in the gallery on the right. Before heading in to the event, Milo Ventimiglia, who plays the tortured hero, Peter Petrelli, took time to reflect on one of his favorite moments of the season working with veteran British actor Christopher Eccleston, aka the vanishing Claude.[It was] amazing, Ventimiglia said. [Hes] truly a giver. For me I always worried that I wasnt giving enough to him because of what the character was going through at the time . . . I hear when he went back overseas and Chris [told people he] had such a great time working with me so it was very flattering to know he enjoyed himself as much as I did.One thing he didnt enjoy? All the fervor over Ventimiglias handsome head of floppy hair.
Photo: Milo Ventimiglia at the event last night (Access)If I depended on my hair for my career, Id be in the wrong f***** business, he laughed before reflecting on how those follicles played a part in the life of the memorable younger Petrelli brother.It helped him stay juvenile. Think about the scene with Claude where he says no wonder youre held back hair in your face, posters on your wall. Youre still a boy basically, Ventimiglia recalled. I tried to make that switch as a character where he starts off and his hair is in his face a lot and as the episodes go on later and later, his hair is pushed back and he begins to stand a lot taller.Though there are five more riveting episodes left of the science fiction drama, which will feature several Heroes deaths, a twist for Noah Gray-Cabeys character (ATM friendly Micah) and a scene revolving around Christmas, Oka said he already has hints to drop about season 2.
Photo: Masi shares his scoops on the red carpet (Access)We even know a bit about whats going on for season 2. Whats gonna happen is were gonna reshow the entire season one with Hiro going back in time, he states.Though his raised eyebrow gave him away, Oka finally confirms one thing that truly will happen in season 2 the reuniting of the offset Heroes Social Club. Started at the beginning of the season, members of the cast and crew used their off camera time to meet up with each other for special dinners and karaoke sessions.It is on hiatus for now, but season 2 we will pick up. Badges would be a good idea. We were gonna have our laminated cards, but Adrian [Pasdar who plays Nathan Petrelli] didnt make them. Time, time, he laughs before Access jokes perhaps Pasdars wife Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks could help out?I think shes pretty busy, he chuckles. She could make a song for us maybe. We could have a Heroesclub song.
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