David Anders Dishes on Role of Takezo Kensei/Adam Monroe

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Did David Anders know he'd be playing a dual role on Heroes when he signed up for the part?

That was one of many questions asked of the actor by BuddyTV. Here are excerpts from the interview:

When you first auditioned, what did you know? We assume they wanted to keep the twist that you're also Kensei and Adam Monroe a little secret. So did you know you were auditioning for two roles?
Not really. No, not really. I think they fed me morsels at a time of information to inform my character arc. The Heroes set is shrouded in secrecy even from the Heroes actors.

As the scripts went along I kind of saw the direction it was going. I'd ask, you know I'd corner an executive producer or writer and say, "Come on, you've got to give it to me and tell me what the heck's to come." And they would. Still, even at this point I don't know where Adam Monroe is going to end up. I don't know, there's some element of surprise and fun in that, but it can also be frustrating.

How late into the game then, after you got the role, did you find out that you'd stop being this you know, feudal Japanese hero and come into the future?
It was probably about five episodes in when I realized that, when they told me that. Masi Oka would come up and he'd have some information he heard from a writer and then I'd have to go corner that writer. Dig for information.

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Heroes Quotes

Mohinder Suresh: Evolution is an imperfect, and often violent process. Morality loses it's meaning. The question of good and evil, reduced to one simple choice: Survive? Or perish?

Claire: My dad lied to me about my entire life; my biological parents, my ability, you can’t just hide things like that! There’s got to be something on there.
Zack: If your dad’s the guy you’re describing I don’t think he’s gonna keep his secrets on the family computer.

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