Brea Grant has a new role to play, or maybe one should say run. Brea Grant will appear in the third season of Heroes as Daphne, whose super hero or villain name will be Speedster. Speedster is set to be Hiro’s arch-nemesis. Apparently, Daphne can only use her powers when Hiro is using his own powers. Super Speed is one of a handful of super powers that have not been tapped so far in Heroes.
“I’m stealing a secret that’s been kept in Hiro’s family for a long time that he’s just now found,” Brea Grant told The Associated Press during a break in filming on location in a high-rise building in downtown Los Angeles. “He stops time right as I grab it, but in that second it took him to grab it, I almost make it out of the office.”
Grant doesn’t know much about her mysterious new character. Daphne’s superpower allows her to operate at three speeds and leave a supersonic wake in her path when Hiro stops time. Grant’s not sure where Daphne is from, but she does know the Speedster — that’s what she calls herself — has been on her own for a long time.
“Her character is supposed to be Hiro’s Joker,” said Masi Oka, who plays Hiro. “Batman has The Joker. Hiro has Daphne. This is the season where Hiro finally finds his arch nemesis, and it happens to be this Speedster. I kind of equate it more to Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, except Daphne says more than ‘meep-meep.’”
This isn’t the first time Brea has been on a prime time show, as she was in Friday Night Lights as Jean, a high school student.
Brea states that she cried when she got called in for an audition, because she is such a fan of the show, and that she is looking forward to battles with or against the other heroes on set.
Tim Kring has promised to deliver a much better third season, seeing as even he said that he thought the second season was a disappointment, and had made a effort to turn the second season around, but really didn’t get a chance because of the writers strike. With any luck, this third season will be as excellent as the first season, and keep everyone wanting more.