Just for one day

Friday, August 31, 2007 by

And, yes, they did play ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie. That was last night’s BBC-we’re-doing-it-just-because-we-can whizzo Heroes press party, held at the very top of the Gherkin in London. Stalking outside, a handful of enthusiasts in “Nathan Petrelli for President” t-shirts.

The event was presided over by Roly Keating, who’s clearly a huge fan of the show. Answering questions from the assembled journos such as – get this – “What super power would you like in real life?” and “What do you make of English men” were Dennis Hammer (Executive Producer and The Love Boat alumnus), Hayden Panettiere (Claire Bennet), Jack Coleman (Mr Bennet), Adrian Pasdar (Nathan Petrelli) and Milo Ventimiglia (Peter Petrelli). Pasdar rounded the whole thing off by declaring if US politicians could be blessed with an attribute, it would be “a brain”. The cast also mentioned they’re meeting up with Christopher Eccleston tonight for dinner. Ahhh.

Afterwards, drinks and music at the top of the world, or so it felt. Although we were cautioned to respect the fact the thesps were now off duty, they mingled, posed for pictures and – in Coleman’s case – stood and patiently listened while I explained why “Company Man” is the best ever episode. He agreed: “54 scenes,” he said, “and I was in 50 of them”. Meanwhile, Jon Culshaw stalked the room, presumably looking for an “in” to do his Tom Baker, or something …

That, plus a trailer for series two, featuring Claire cutting her toe off and – SPOILER! – a bearded Nathan.

UPDATE: Digital Spy have slung a video of the press conference online.


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