Here are two recent interviews of Jack Coleman in which he talks about Heroes Reborn, Claire, his favorite episodes and more:
With how interconnected Noah and Claire’s story was in the first series, did it feel like Hayden Panettiere was noticeably absent this time?
COLEMAN: Yes, she’s noticeably absent, and yet everything that Noah Bennet does is motivated by Claire, whether it’s to find her, to protect her, to find out what happened to her, or to honor her. Whatever he does, it’s always driven by her. So, that oddly remained the same, even though Hayden wasn’t around. I would have loved to have had all of the old cast around, and Hayden in particular, but this is Reborn. This is a new time, a new story and a new series, even though it is Heroes. We get to spend time with a lot of the original cast, but it’s a new show, so obviously it’s going to be dominated by new actors.
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Which episode has been your favorite, either to film or to watch?
Seven and Eight, which were June 13th Part One and Part Two, were pretty great. I loved getting to play both Noah’s. It was very time-consuming and exhausting, in a way. It’s really fun to see those scenes where I’m having scenes with myself. I have to give credit here to Rick Marcus, who is my stunt double and also my acting double in these two shows where he did the scenes with me. Playing both parts. You know, I was playing 2014 HRG and he’d be 2015, and then we’d switch and he’d be 15 and I’d be 14. He did an incredible job. He looks a lot like me, he’s a really good double for me.
It was very helpful for me and for production to have him there. But those scenes, it’s always fun to see something like that, because that’s not something I’ve done a lot of. I also think that as a story it’s just great to go back to that day and see what had happened and explain how Claire died, and how it was that someone who regenerated was not able to regenerate. I think that it answered a lot of questions that had been asked of the audience. I think that they really answered a lot of those questions.