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Greg Grunberg Scoops Heroes

Published January 21, 2007 in Television
By Fred Topel | Image property of NBC.
Greg Grunberg Greg Grunberg is Officer Matt Parker in Heroes
Greg Grunberg has always been reliable for TV scoops. On Alias, he would always talk my ear off, because he was a supporting player on the fringes of the storyline, so he was in no danger of giving up a big secret. Heroes hasn’t made him any more cagey, as he shared his upcoming adventures.

Interview: Greg Grunber Answers Our Thoughts on Heroes

“Yeah, I interact with most everyone,” said Grunberg. “I’m sort of the Mulder and Scully of the show so I’m getting closer and closer to finding out the truth of what’s happened to me. The episode we’re shooting right now is a huge undertaking. It’s this monster episode and it’s really amazing. Jack Coleman and I are working together a lot and I’m in 90% of things and scenes and so forth.”

This could be a real Rush Hour type of situation with a Hero and the government conspirator Mr. Bennet teaming up. “Begrudgingly cooperatively. We have to for a specific purpose and it’s really exciting. So I have some great stuff coming up.”

Grunberg may get a whole episode centered around him, but the great thing about Heroes is that he could go right back to a supporting role next week. “It’s pretty great. It really is great. It’s great to be at the center of this great ensemble and then the next episode, shift over to the right a little bit, and come back. Every one of us plays an integral part in the story. They’re really doing a great job of that.”

Something tells us that he’ll meet up with Hiro and Ando though, as a question about the rules of his mind reading superpower revealed a specific complication. “Well, the only rule system that they’ve set up is that I hear the thoughts. I can’t pull them out without hearing somebody actually having a thought. So I can’t go into your head and pull some knowledge that you have stored. You have to be thinking about it which is interesting. There’s a reference in the episode we’re shooting now where I’m trying to find some information and the guy says, ‘What have you got?’ And I’m like, ‘He’s thinking in Japanese. I have no idea what he’s saying.’ So they are sticking to the rules in a lot of this stuff.”

Yeah, like they’ll bring some other Japanese character in for interrogation. With all the investigating going on, Grunberg is still waiting to work with a few of his cast mates. “Adrian and I have not worked together. Sendhil and I. We hang out all the time but I really love what they’re doing and I would love to work with them. Milo and I have worked together but not that much. Ali and I worked together. Ali and I did some great stuff together so I can’t wait for people to see that.”

Man, what’s Nikki/Jessica thinking? That’ll be worth finding out. Heroes airs Mondays at 9 on NBC.

Stay tuned for updates.

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