Zachary Quinto rose to stardom playing Sylar on the NBC hit “Heroes,” and it was recently announced that MSN, which is creating original programming for Xbox, was interested in reviving the series. Quinto had not heard the news until it broke online; only days before, he had been assuring a fan the show was not returning. “I just had this experience in New York last week where this waitress kept asking me when the fifth season of ‘Heroes’ was going to be. And I was like, ‘No, no, it’s done.’ But she kept saying, ‘I’m waiting for it! I want it to come!’ ” says Quinto. “I was kind of laughing about it with my friends. And then two days later I read this thing!”
Is revisiting the villainous Sylar something that interests Quinto? “No, it’s not, to be frank,” he says. “I love Tim Kring, the creator, and I imagine he’ll be at least peripherally involved. He’s been such a positive influence in my life and career, and I would love to work with him again. But I have no interest, especially after doing ‘American Horror Story,’ in revisiting that kind of territory at all. I think I just want to go another direction and open up new parts of myself for a while.”
I completely understand Zach doesn’t wanting to be labeled as the actor that only does psycho roles, but the fact is: he’s damn good on it. Lucky us, he’s good on any kind of role!
This isn’t the full interview and I promise to upload it this week. Screen captures are now up in the gallery:
Zach was this week at ‘Watch What Happens Live’ as part of his promotional tour for the new ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ and Zach answered lots of fan questions. One of them asked him to name the creepiest scene of ‘AHS season two.
“The weirdest scene I had to film was with my great friend Sarah Paulson. I was doing this aversion therapy …” he said, laughing along with host Andy Cohen and fellow guest Alyson Hannigan. “It was really weird because we’ve been friends for a long time.”
This bit can be viewed on the video below, if you’re US resident. I can’t, but enjoy it!