Image Credit: Trae Patton/NBC Sendhil Ramamurthy and Dania Ramirez had the misfortune to star as two of Heroes‘ most annoying characters: gasbag scientist Mohinder Suresh and poison-crying Maya Herrera. But Hollywood can forgive anything, and yesterday brought good casting news for both of them. Ramamurthy hopped into USA’s Covert Affairs, while Ramirez will recur on the next season of Entourage. (She’ll play Turtle’s love interest. Hey, a job’s a job.)
I couldn’t be happier for both actors. Ramirez was awesome as A.J.’s girlfriend during the final season of Sopranos, and Ramamurthy has been trying to escape from Mohinder’s shadow for awhile now. I’m wondering if Hollywood can’t find room in its big heart for the rest of the Heroes cast. After all they’ve been through, don’t they deserve some tiny plot of TV land to call their own? Here are some suggestions:
Adrian Pasdar: A morally ambiguous corporate executive on Damages (at least until someone finally reboots Profit.)
Hayden Panettiere: A recurring role on Make It or Break It as a former world champion gymnast.
Greg Grunberg: Surely his childhood friend J.J. Abrams needs someone to play an adorably acerbic assistant on the upcoming spy drama Undercovers?
Masi Oka: Needs to host a game show on G4.
Jack Coleman: Needs to guest star on Breaking Bad as Walter White’s brother.
Ali Larter: For playing two identically annoying characters, Ali Larter deserves two career-refurbishing parts. I’m thinking a femme fatale on Burn Notice and a drug-addled heiress on Gossip Girl.
Milo Ventimiglia: Should partner up with Wentworth Miller and take over Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Zachary Quinto: Probably doesn’t need your charity.
Kristen Bell: Anything but more of this.
What are some of your casting ideas for the Heroes cast, PopWatchers?