TANGLED VOICES. Actor, singer, philanthropist and nerd-wrangler Zachary Levi opens up about the many facets of his life
Did you watch “Tangled” back in 2010? Of course you did. Or perhaps you’ve followed (or binge-watched) hit action-comedy series “Chuck,” or played popular video games like the rebooted “Tomb Raider” from a couple of years ago and the epic “Fallout: New Vegas.” If so, then you’ve seen (or heard) Zachary Levi in action. Yes, the American actor, whose filmography also includes titles like the new “Heroes Reborn” and “Thor: the Dark World,” also does voice acting. And he also does theater, singing (you can’t be in a Disney movie and not sing—that’s just common sense), directing, charity work as well as being a prominent figure in nerd culture. Oh, and did we mention that he’s also into fast bikes and cars? Because of course he is.
Put simply, his talents, passions and interests are so expansive that you can easily find something that you’ll enjoy or that you can identify with. More to the point, there’s never a boring moment when you look into the colorful life of Zachary Levi.
DA MAN: Hi, Zachary. a pleasure to have you with us. So, what keeps you busy these days?
Zachary Levi: Mainly staying busy with “She Loves Me,” the Broadway musical I’m currently doing. It’s a lot of work, but a lot of fun. Other than that, trying to keep developing more content, be it for the stage or screen.
DA MAN: Let’s talk about “Heroes Reborn.” What is it like being part of this hit series?
Zachary Levi: iIt’s been pretty cool. It’s a massive world that a lot of folks are really passionate about, so I’m now just trying to do my best and to do right by the fans.
DA MAN: Your character, Luke Collins, goes through quite a lot of character development throughout the show. Was it a fun role to play?
Zachary Levi: It was fun in that I got to challenge myself with a new kind of role, and work with such an exceptional cast. But Luke is a really troubled guy, so staying in that headspace could get pretty dark and sad sometimes.
DA MAN: Is there anything you can tell us about any upcoming plans in the “Heroes” franchise? Will Luke Collins become a recurring character in this universe?
Zachary Levi: As far as i know, it’s only going to be the limited series that it was originally announced as. So, I don’t think we’ll see any more of Luke beyond this season.