See ‘Heroes Reborn’ Star Ryan Guzman’s Interview, Photos From TheWrap Fall TV Issue Cover Shoot (Video)

“I’ve always wanted to play three things. One was a superhero, another was somebody in the armed services, and the third one was a very, very troubled character. And this is all three,” actor tells TheWrap of his role on the NBC revival

Last Updated: September 24, 2015 @ 7:17 AM

A previous version of this story first appeared in TheWrap Magazine Fall TV issue.

Ryan Guzman didn’t come to “Heroes Reborn” as a fan of creator Tim Kring‘s original Heroes series, which ran on NBC from 2006 through 2010. “When it first came out I was a college student, so I wasn’t doing much watching TV,” said the 27-year-old ac-tor, best known for Pretty Little Liars and two of the Step Up movies. “I could barely afford a TV, and I was doing more partying than anything.” But he binged-watched the original before getting his role on the new series, in which he plays an Army vet with PTSD and “an opportunity to achieve greatness.”

Added Guzman, “I’ll tell you what, this character has been a dream come true for me. I’ve always wanted to play three things. One was a superhero, another was somebody in the armed services, and the third one was a very, very troubled character. And this is all three.”

The new show, he added, incorporates some characters from the original series and will offer “little gifts” to fans from that show. He met some of those “Heroes”-worshippers when the new cast went to San Diego for this summer’s Comic-Con, understandably causing quite a stir. “We had 6,000 or 7,000 people waiting for us in Hall H overnight, just to hear us say maybe five sentences,” he said. “It was the closest thing I’ve ever felt to being a rock star. And I’m hoping that kind of following continues to this new series, and then builds from the sheer spectacle of what we’re showing.”

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