Former Prison Break star Robert Knepper was spotted while taking a stroll in Beverly Hills yesterday.
Digital Spy caught up with Knepper this week where he spoke about his upcoming role in the NBC hit Heroes. Lot’s of good stuff here fellow Heroes fans!
What is your character like?
“Think Keith Richards – a young Keith Richards. He’s kind of my role model for it. I don’t know what the hell I’m doing with the accent – I’m trying to put a little bit of a lilt into it. You don’t know if he’s Irish, you don’t know if he’s English… he should be all-worldly. There’s something about it that screams out British or Irish. I don’t want you to ever pinpoint where he’s from and as soon as you think you’ve got it, I’ll change it! I’m having a ball with it. It’s good to play such a crazy character. It’s kind of like a ‘I don’t care’ rock and roll look.”
I hear he’s quite evil…
“But you don’t play them as evil – you play them being charming. Eventually I’ll get around to being the hero again or doing out and out comedy, but right now it beats cleaning toilets!”
How long are you signed to the show for?
Who have you been working with?
“Masi Oka – the guy that plays Hiro.”
Have you killed anyone yet?
“No – I had somebody kill somebody for me, though!”
What have you filmed so far?
“A couple of weeks ago, we shot this huge scene where I’m in a carnival and I’m standing next to this thing where you throw the ball and knock over the milk bottles. It’s supposed to be set in the past, like I time travel back 14 years or so into Japan, so all the actors were Japanese-American.”
Season 4 of Heroes hits televisions September 21st!
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