It’s never too early to get excited about Heroes triumphant return to television screens. Zink‘s certainly amped – the next issue features features on the NBC series’ hunky hero and super villain, Milo Ventimiglia and Zachary Quinto.
No doubt readers recognize Quinto from his role on Tori Spelling’s uproarious So NoTORIous, a career move he initially dismissed:
When I first got the script for So NoTORIous, I was llike, ‘I can’t believe that in the middle of pilot season when I’m juggling like three auditions a day, my agents expect me to go in on a Tori Spelling show. This is ridiculous!
Quinto agreed to give the script a read through and, not surprisingly, loved it: “I couldn’t put it down! I laughed so hard. I called them back and said, ‘I’m sorry! I can’t believe I was so snotty!'” The versatile actor’s turn as Spelling’s queer chum kept us giggling, but failed to keep viewers. Of course, had that show not been canceled, Quinto may not have landed Heroes‘ Sylar. From gay pal to evil monster? Quite a leap. “[I like] to keep people guessing.” You’ve got us guessing for sure, Quinto.
We’re positively in love with Ventimiglia, whose Peter Petrelli leads his fellow heroes to battle Quinto’s Sylar. Ventimiglia, who helped keep Sylvester Stallone somewhat relevant in Rocky Balboa, says its Petrelli’s outside status that drew him to the role:
The had these extraordinary abilities, but what really drew me in was the human story behind these characters, the fact that they have to go through their daily lives with this stigma for being different and just how that makes you live your life.
We can totally relate, Ventimiglia. Maybe we can get together some time to discuss.