When I first saw Brea Grant show up in Heroes, I was nothing short of intoxicated. Her screen time was rather limited but I enjoyed every moment I had. After the series got the boot off of NBC’s Line-up in 2010, I knew that wouldn’t be the last I heard of Ms. Grant, and sure enough, it was not.
Nerdlocker was given the opportunity to interview Brea and, of course, I jumped at the chance.
NL: In Heroes you starred the vivacious speedster love interest to Matt Parkman, Played by Greg Grunberg. How was the relationship off screen? Was it a fun exchange?
Brea: It was great. Greg is the sweetest guy in the world. He’s a total dorky dad who loves his family and likes to make a lot of jokes on set. I learned a lot from him. He’s essentially been on one show or another as a series regular for over 10 years, which is almost impossible in Hollywood. I think in addition to his great acting, a lot of that is due to the fact that people want to work with him. He’s smart, funny, and treats everyone well. It’s amazing how far that can go.
NL: How cool was it to see yourself on screen running at the speed of light? Did you have a nerd freak-out the first time you saw it?
Brea: It was pretty crazy. One of the producers took me into the editing room pretty early on to show me the effect. They’d try to describe it as me leaving a “wake” behind me, but I just didn’t really understand. Once I saw all the work that had gone into it, I was blown away.
NL: You have thrown yourself into the world of writing. Not only did you write the sexy and scintillating mini series to Suicide Girls. A comic based on the gorgeous ladies from the pin-up website of the same name. But you have also co-created your own comic with your brother, Zane Grant. How frustrating was it to get your own baby off the ground?
Brea: It was frustrating and still is. We are still pitching ideas and it takes a long, long time to get someone to get on the same page as us. But I guess I’m used to that as an actress because it’s also a very frustrating career choice.
NL: Please tell us you will be doing the issue where a serial killer is combing the floor of Comic-Con killing writers of creator-owned work? There’s a serious underlying issue there, I know it.
Brea: It’s not that issue, but that issue may come into play. There will be a lot of Hack/Slash stuff that people will know in the actual movie.
NL: You are also in quite a few episodes of this next season of Dexter. Can you tell us a little about the character you will be playing? Or is that too hush-hush at the moment?
Brea: Yep. I’m playing Ryan Chambers, a new intern in Masuka’s lab. I’m sort of a dark, sexy rollergirl-type. I think people will be happy and surprised with my character.
NL: Lastly, If you could have one super-power, what would it be and what would be the first thing you used it for? And don’t say super speed because you have already had that.
Brea: To stop time. So I can take a nap.