Actor Zachary Quinto, who plays the villainous, brain-sucking Sylar on “Heroes”, finally comes out of the shadows to speak about his nefarious character. Here’s the most recent interview with Quinto, who was also in a season of “24″ before making the jump to “Heroes”. Some excerpts below:
About his character’s intentions:
“The sad part is, he’s initially well-intentioned. He wants to improve his life,” Quinto said. “He wants to make a difference. He wants to matter. Through the process of realizing how to do that, he gets blinded and loses himself in the pursuit of it and goes a little crazy– ‘a little’ being understatement.”
And of course, the question on every “Heroes” fans mind: just how exactly does Sylar suck out those powers?
“They haven’t told me,” Quinto said. “The impression I was operating under was he actually ingested them, but I don’t know. It’s the question I’m most often asked.”
You can read the rest of the interview here.