The man who can fly can also work a camcorder, and Heroes fans can thank him for some interesting behind-the-scenes footage.
Adrian Pasdar (AP Photo/Phil McCarten)
Adrian Pasdar, who plays flyboy and erstwhile politico Nathan Petrelli, has posted a series of videos at YouTube that offer glimpses of cast members with their guards down. There’s nothing incriminating or embarassing, of course. But you can watch Kristen Bell get her groove on, Greg Grunberg get his mad scientist on and Sendhil Ramamurthy get his melodramatic Craft Services fruit platter on.
The videos are posted under the screen name buckshotwon. Here’s Masi Oka reenacting Hiro Nakamura’s arrival in Times Square.
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And here’s Hayden Panettiere acting adorable.
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According to TVGuide.com, the videos were shot during the Heroes World Tour and would have continued had Bell not tripped on a footlight and sent Pasdar’s camera tumbling.
Greg Grunberg, who plays mind-reading cop Matt Parkman, talks about the videos during an interview he gave LAist during a tour of the set. He also spilled some insights into what we can expect from his character this season.
“Mind reading is just the tip of the iceberg for my character. I am much more an important part and an integral part in the history of what’s happened in a way that I didn’t expect.
“I got the scripts and I was like what? Really? Fantastic.
I love it all the time, but people have always said, “man you are kind of on the outside. You are kind of a fringe character.” I am incredibly involved in the story of the show this year.
Greg Grunberg and Kristen Bell arrive for the 2007 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
By the way, if ratings for the season premiere fell below expectations, a killer video game may be partly to blame.
BuddyTV speculates that, with the same target market and lines forming hours in advance of its midnight release, Halo 3 was poised to steal some of Heroes‘ debut thunder. Sales for the hotly anticipated gamer release came in at $170 million in the first 24 hours. Heroes, meanwhile, drew 14.1 million viewers, more than it averaged last season.
It might be clearer, after the second episode’s ratings come in, whether the game’s release had an impact.