You've been on the show for a while now. How have you settled in?
"It's great. It's fantastic. This is my first TV series, so it's a bit of a different game, but it's a great opportunity. To be honest, it's just getting me ready for the next show I'm on, and the one after that. It's been a great experience."
Your character has quite an unusual power. Do you actually have the pictures drawn on your body?
"I'm currently walking around with them! They like to try to keep them on for as long as possible, because it costs around $2,000 each time they put one on me. It's expensive! Considering that in an episode I might have to put them on two or three times..."
"I know exactly what she does, but I think she's very cautious. She's observing a lot and now that she's seen what he's done, she can't deny it any more. You can't just sit by and let it happen. She's seen too much to leave it alone."
Why doesn't she want her daughter to join the carnival?
"She knows more than most. Ignorance is bliss sometimes and most of the carnies live in a cloud of happiness - like a cult - but she sees things a little differently. She sees her daughter as being a pure human being and she did it in the beginning to save her. And to have lost all of those years and have her come in exactly where she's ended up would be a loss."
What keeps Lydia with the carnival?
"She doesn't have anywhere else to go! Imagine going on a date with that power! If someone touches you, you find everything out - you find out exactly how they feel. It would make for a terrible first date for sure! It's gotta be hard to live in society with that power. It's almost like her own prison."
Will we find out more about her past in the second half of the season?
"Yes, for sure. We're getting to such a crucial point in the season now - we're shooting episode 17 - and a lot is happening. It's a huge turning point. It's such a big thing that I can't divulge any information. Anything I say will completely foreshadow what's to come."
"Given Claire's power, I don't think she's ever in danger. She's the indestructible girl, so I wouldn't be worried about her. She may come up to some interesting hurdles that she has to go over..."
Is it likely that we'll see any of the other Heroes joining the carnival?
"Oh yeah! Now we're nearly at the end of the season, everyone's starting to meander their way over and it's getting out of hand. It's attracted a lot of attention and it becomes a priority for many of the heroes on the show."
What did you think about Adrian Pasdar's exit from the show?
"They always say that no one dies on Heroes, but Adrian may be done for good. I know for a fact that he was surprised with the release because it wasn't really told to him as one would like. But they always say that it doesn't matter when or how you die on Heroes - it's sci-fi and anything can happen. Everyone can come back! I think they're trying to change the show a bit - everyone gets hurt or semi-dies - and they wanted to shock fans as we get near the end of the season and this was one of the shocks. He was such a fantastic guy to work with and he was so much fun, but maybe it's his time to be on another show."
"For me, personally, I thought [Adrian] was one of the best actors on the show. From the first season I watched it, I wasn't as intrigued with his character as I was with his acting. Whether he's on this show or another show, he's just a fun actor to watch. I don't know if that's who I would have chosen to kill, but they gotta make their choices."
Does season four end in a satisfying way? Or more of a cliffhanger?
"I would probably go cliffhanger, because that's how you do it these days, right? As for satisfying, I'm not sure. There's definitely gonna be a few surprises that we've been filming recently and it's gonna stir up some trouble. There'll be a lot of buzz, for sure."
There have been a lot of rumours that this may be the final season. Have the cast been assured that this isn't the case? Or have you been kept in the dark too?
"Everybody talks about it losing momentum and not being so great in the ratings, but honestly, this show makes so much money for NBC that I don't see it gong anywhere. It's had No.1 DVD sales every year it's been on - internationally - and I don't think it's going anywhere. I think it'll keep going."
Heroes returns to NBC Monday, January 11 in a new 9pm slot.
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