After last weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“shockingÃ¢â‚¬? twist (that I saw coming five weeks ago), in which Nathan Petrelli (Andrian Pasdar) was revealed to be the PanettiereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s real father, the showÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s creator and executive producer, Tim Kring, told TV Guide that it had been in the works since the showÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s inception. He also said Pasdar had known about it all along and was Ã¢â‚¬Å“thrilledÃ¢â‚¬Â¦He says heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s at his best when playing characters who have secrets.Ã¢â‚¬?
And Panettiere? How long did she know about the twist? According to Kring, she learned about it a few episodes into the run. Though she had a slightly different reaction than her co-star: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Oh, she thought it was cool, I guess, but sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a teenager,Ã¢â‚¬? Kring told the magazine. Ã¢â‚¬Å“She doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t overthink this Heroes thing. SheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more interested in text-messaging her friends.Ã¢â‚¬?
And lo a star is born.
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