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Swoosie Kurtz is Pushing her way into a guest spot on Heroes

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 9th 2009 7:06PM
Swoosie KurtzIt looks like Bryan Fuller feels bad for the cast of Pushing Daisies, so now that he's returning to Heroes later this year, he's decided to start bringing them with him. First up, Swoosie Kurtz will be appearing in an episode in April written by Fuller himself. No word on whether the eye patch will be joining her. Considering the generational dynamic established on the show, Kurtz is a great casting choice. Her role will be that of an old society friend of Angela Petrelli. There's already a similarity to Kurtz' character on Daisies and the way Cristine Rose plays Ma Petrelli.

While casting isn't usually a huge deal by itself, with the way Heroes has been received this past year, any move on the beleaguered show is being scrutinized. People are cautiously optimistic that Fuller can reinvigorate the show, though why those people weren't watching Daisies if they loved him so much I'll never know. And with a cast as huge as this, any addition is also scrutinized. Of course, for now this is a one-episode appearance, but Fuller has indicated it's being written in such a way that she could return.

If she's even half the bad-ass Aunt Lily is, I'd welcome a recurring part for her. We've lost a lot of the elder generation on the show, and quite frankly I often find myself enjoying their storylines more than the whiny adventures of Peter, or the sexcapades of whoever Ali Larter is this season. They really need to bring Lee Pace on board as well. In fact, Ned's character can join the world of Heroes fully intact. After all, a guy who can bring dead people back to life for a minute would come in pretty handy on a show like Heroes. Well, if anybody would actually die and stay dead that is.

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OMG take that picture offline that's just horrible *gaaaaaah*

January 10 2009 at 5:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Funny because I didn't watch the first half of season one of Heros and assumed from the tiny bits of commercials that I saw that Angela was played by Swoozie Kurts.

January 09 2009 at 11:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John Stewart

FTW, on the the part about Lee Pace's character having almost no value on a show like Heroes since no one seems to want to stay dead anyway.

January 09 2009 at 8:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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