I must admit I am quite smitten with one of the new characters on Heroes. Daphne the Speedster, played by Brea Grant, is the new nemesis to time shifting Hiro. Besides being ridiculously cute, she has been given some terrific lines. One more reason for me to tune in to Heroes, of which I am already a big fan.
Grant graduated from the University of Texas before moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting. Last season, she played sassy high school student Jean on NBC's "Friday Night Lights." The 26-year-old actress' short bleach-blond dreadlocked hairdo has become her signature. "Heroes" producers only trimmed her bangs for the role of Daphne. "It's mine. It was like this," said Grant. "Basically, I dyed my hair for 10 years and at some point it turned into a big pouf, so I started dreading half of it and just letting it go. Every once in a while, I'll dye it to get rid of my roots. People hate it or love it."
Grant said she's been a "Heroes" fan since the show debuted in 2006 and cried tears of joy when she was called to audition. However, she said the strangest part about being on a show about ordinary people with superhuman abilities has been the images required for the series' intricate computer-generated effects.
"I had to go to this place and stand on a platform in my underwear," said Grant. "They turned it around and took photos of me. It felt like some sort of weird experiment. I imagine those pictures will end up on the Internet at some point."
One can only hope...
For more info about Brea, visit her website www.breagrant.com