Heroes Stars Dish on New Season

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Masi Oka and Hayden Panettiere portray, arguably, the two most popular characters on Heroes.

To the dismay of many fans, they also portray the two characters that have been most poorly used over the last two seasons.

But in a new interview with Wired.com, both stars expressed excitement over the new volume, which kicks off with a two-hour debut on Monday night. Here are excerpts of what they had to say:

Oka, on what's ahead for Hiro: Hiro has a terminal illness and he’s going through the whole bucket-list thing. I think he’s taking life a little bit more seriously and balance between hope and despair. This is kind of a new thing for him.

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Panettiere, on rumors of a lesbian kiss: This new character Gretchen, who becomes my roommate, comes along. And it’s a very interesting relationship because there’s a little bit of a flirting with the whole “Are we friends? Are we more? Like, do I have feelings for you in that way?” So, that’s the relationship so far, and where exactly it’s going I have no idea.

Hmmm... a terminal iless for a main character? A lesbian encounter for a straight female character? Do these stories sound exciting? Weigh in on our Heroes forum!

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