By Darius KADIVAR, reporting from Paris
©imdb & NBC & photocomposition DK
" My parents, Rosemarie my German mother and Homayoon my Iranian father are my real life Heroes, they went through more difficult things in Life than I ever did "
Kayvan Adrian Pasdar in interview with French Séries Live Magazine
been around in Show business for some time now. Despite a promising supporting
debut in Tony Scott' International Hit film Top Gun with then rising star Tom
Cruise in the title role, Adrian Pasdar took a more careful move toward the no
less competitive world of Television. Little did he know then that this would
not only lead him to leading roles in successful TV shows but would also turn
him into a household name in the US and Europe particularly France, where the
young Pasdar spent part of his youth. Kayvan
Adrian Pasdar Father is Dr. Homayoon Pasdar, who was born in
Adrain Pasdar first noticed Supporting role in Top Gun
© Paramount Pictures
Heroes is an American science fiction drama television series, created by Tim Kring, which premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. The show tells the story of several people who "thought they were like everyone else... until they woke with incredible abilities" such as telepathy, time travel and flight. These people soon realize they have a role in preventing a catastrophe and saving mankind. The series follows the writing style of American comics with short, multi-episode story arcs that build upon a larger, more encompassing arc. Even with small story arcs that move the story forward, Kring said "we have talked about where the show goes up to five seasons".
the series premiered in the
As Nathan Petrelli in the NBC series Heroes ©NBC Heroes
The plot of Heroes is designed to be similar to the stories of comic books. Like comic books, Heroes has large overall arcs and small arcs within the main arc. No matter what characters exist and what events make up a season, all seasons of Heroes will involve ordinary people who discover their abilities and their reactions to their self-discovery.
Each episode reveals new answers and questions and progresses the story and/or the characters.
As for Nathan Petrelli portrayed by Adrian Pasdar has the ability to fly.
French Press hails performance of Heroes cast: (Top) French Press
Coverage ©Télé 7 Jour. (Bottom) French Press Coverage ©Télé Poche
Nathan possesses the power of self-propelled flight. He is one of the characters that has least demonstrated his power in the series, saying that he is afraid of both being seen as a freak and taken in for scientific study. In contrast, however, he also demonstrates a great deal of control over his power. Nathan can reach speeds exceeding the sound barrier with no apparent physical effects.
Nathan first discovers his power when he inadvertently uses it to save himself from a car crash which leaves his wife wheelchair-bound. The first on-screen flight is in "Genesis", when he attempts to save Peter from falling to his death. He also uses flight to save a woman from a burning building in an issue of the Heroes webcomic.
As Jim Profit ©imdb
Pasdar has been questioned about his cosmopolitan roots and is equally
proud of his German and Persian roots and particularly of his Parents. In a
touching interview to French Magazine série Live he accepted to reveal a little
more about his parents and his own experience in
father is a plastic surgeon. Both my Parents are truly my heroes. They were
capable of having one dream when they were young and ultimately reached it. My
mother was Russian ( German) and my father Iranian. Dad was already a successful
for his view of
Confirmed and Uprising TV Stars of Persian Heritage: (Top) Shohreh Aghdashloo,
Catherine Bell, Nadia Bjorlin, Parisa Defaie, Nazanin Boniadi (Middle)
Marshall Manesh, Omid Djalili (with Whoopi Cast), (Bottom) Maz Jobrani
with fellow 'Axis of Evil' stand-up cast ©imdb.com
Fan sites and blogs on Adrian Pasdar and his fellow acting partners thrive in
Children of Adam are limbs of each other
Having been created of one essence.
When the calamity of time afflicts one limb
The other limbs cannot remain at rest.
If thou hast no sympathy for the troubles of others
Thou art unworthy to be called by the name of a man.
VIVE LE CINEMA & LA Télé ! ;0)
Authors notes :
(*) Freely translated from French interview in Series Live
Heroes Official Website
French Fansite for Adrian Pasdar and Heroes
Pasdar's Interview with Buzzline in Monte-Carlo Television Festival and on
the success of the series "Profit" in
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