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Published On: Fri, Jul 24th, 2015

Milo Ventimiglia on ‘The Whispers’ ‘Heroes Reborn’ and The Ogre on ‘Gotham’

Milo Ventimiglia previewed his role on The Whispers with Dispatch Radio, praising his co-stars, particularly Lily Rabe and Barry Sloane, before turning topics to discusses his great role on Heroes, appearance on Gotham and Frank Darabont’s Mob City.

“My character is a bit of a mystery,” he said of John Doe back ahead of the show’s beginning, adding that the appeal is “…the mystery, the creepy aspect of where it’s all headed…I think people want to know” about the bad guy.

Milo Ventimiglia

Milo Ventimiglia

Milo talks about playing the “creepy serial killer” on Gotham, nicknamed The Ogre. “It was an interesting character…dark” and he propped up the creative team for giving him some freedom to explore the character.

Moving quickly, he touched on production styles, “working as you work” but the “difference is that I don’t hold back….I don’t hold back anymore.”

It was a “casualty of business” he says of Mob City, only lasted a few episodes for a first season before TNT pulled the plug. He explains the pressure of performing, how the “slow burn” of the show may have factored into that…

Check out the full interview below.

On Heroes, Milo confesses it’s “not surprising” the fans are so die hard, “filling a void” for audiences and is “flattered” at the ongoing response. He talks about the shelf life and questions the motive of a reboot, titled Heroes Reborn, get insight below.

Milo is openly a big fanboy and talks about meeting certain stars and keeping one thing (a prop or article of clothing): his corner jacket from Rocky Balboa, the leather jacket from Gilmore Girls, the blade his Gotham character used…much more – listen and check it out.

Whispers Synopsis: Our John Doe woke up three months ago – near death – outside a remote village deep in the African desert. Through grit, animal instincts, and fate, he made it back to DC, his heart convinced that something – someone – waits for him there. Unfortunately, he becomes the target of a citywide manhunt…

The Whispers airs on ABC Mondays at 10pm ET

Of course, Milo’s role has manifested and he’s a part of the full season, but this was kept quiet early on, at the time of the interview, to keep with the mystery of his character and the show in general.

Milo Ventimiglia as Ogre serial killer on Gotham season 1 photo

Check out the preview clip below:

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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