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James Kyson Lee Becomes Regular Cast Member

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Here's most casting news from the set of Heroes, but this one involves a familiar face from season one:

James Kyson Lee has revealed that Ando Masahashi will become "a full-fledged regular" on the show in the new season.

James Kyson Lee Pic As far as Lee concerned, Ando, who started off as the rather reckless and feckless pal of Hiro (Masi Oka) on the NBC hit, "has gone through one of the biggest growth transformations of all the characters. He started off thinking Hiro was living in a fantasyland, but slowly became a believer. Now he's started spearheading some of their actions. He's an important part of this mission, even though he doesn't have powers right now.

That's something people can latch onto — the idea of facing danger knowing you're mortal and don't have super abilities. Ando plays the perspective of an audience member, and asks a lot of the questions viewers would ask."

The Seoul-born, Bronx-bred Lee says that as far as socializing with the rest of the Heroes cast, "We try to when we have time, but there's not a lot of time. We work at such a frenetic pace. One week I had to shoot four different scenes with four different directors. It was insane."

We're glad to have Lee back. He's at least an old, comfortable name in the face of so many fresh actors joining the program, such as Dianna Agron and Dana Davis.

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