A couple of “catching up with” news items involving the Heroes gang, including James Kyson Lee’s adventures in New Orleans over the weekend, Adrian Pasdar’s big mouth starts a mini-war with the Irish, and some Ali Larter eye candy to finish up the weekend. First up: If you’re an NBA fan, you might have caught James Kyson Lee (Ando himself) at NBA All-Stars Game, participating in the celebrity game.
James is the really sweaty Asian guy next to Alyssa Milano, in case you were wondering.
Meanwhile, Adrian Pasdar seems to have opened a pandora’s box with Irish websites when he mentioned that the show failed to hire Irish actors for the Cork, Ireland segments in Season 2 because they didn’t sound “Irish enough”, and instead the roles went to Americans affecting Irish accents.
Says Adrian (via):
“The irony is we had American guys playing the Irish guys in those episodes because the Irish actors who auditioned for the roles didn’t sound Irish enough.
So the portrayal of the guys from Cork, I have to admit, was very interesting. So I don’t know how much of it worked and how much of it didn’t”.
This is a non-story to most Heroes fans, since we generally considered the entire “Peter lost in Ireland” segment to be idiotic, Irish accents notwithstanding. Unless, of course, you’re Irish, in which case you’re pissed because you apparently expect TV to resemble, er, reality for some reason.
So did Heroes “snub” Irish actors? You decide.
Ali Larter in a magazine is no big deal. She’s on a new magazine pretty much every week, but this one is especially eye candy worthy. Check out Ali Later on the cover of Shape Magazine.
Excerpts from the article (via):
“Working out has always been a part of my life,” says Ali, who grew up playing sports like softball and soccer. “Now that I’m in my 30s, it’s become even more important for me to take care of myself.” A dedicated runner, Ali takes advantage of the near-perfect Los Angeles weather with 25-minute morning jogs three or four times a week through the Hollywood Hills. “This is nonnegotiable,” she says of her two- to three-mile run. “I don’t think about it, I just do it. I never, ever miss my workout. Never!” ?
So, uh, guys, you still don’t want to see Niki/Jessica back for Season 3?