Now that Jessica Sanders is no more, it's all Nikki all the time. Ali Larter will still have plenty of action in Heroes second season. She revealed the direction she's been told the writers are taking her character.
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"I've heard a little bit La Femme Nikita," she said. "I'm happy about most things they give me on the show. What's different about television for me because it's my first show, I'm used to a film where you have a beginning, middle and an end, and with this, once they get to know you, they kind of find your strengths, the things that maybe you're not so great at and focus on it. So I'm excited to see where they're going but I'm not past script three."
D.L. may have an easier time, dealing with only one woman instead of two. "They are interesting. They're interesting. You're going to find a lot out this year about their past and what happened."
So far, Larter's work has been a tad easier. "I really am enjoying it. We went down a lot of different roads last year and it was really creative for me that I got to do those scenes where I was in jail and some of the stuff with my son. Playing Jessica, some of the stunt stuff, I feel like I actually jumped through genres at times within the season last year. So I think it was really fun. I think we took risks and chances. I think some worked. I think some didn't. I think this year, the writers are going to look at all that and focus it. I think it'll be great."
Even though her character is scaled back, nothing has gotten smaller at Heroes. "I just think everything's on a grander scale. I think that's most of all, we made it, we got it. Now let's just try to hold onto the integrity of what made it so special. There are different actors coming on so they're introducing different storylines. For me, it just feels that way. Everything feels just a little bit bigger."