5 Questions With Sendhil From ETOnline.com
Last week’s Beauty and the Beast premiere answered two big questions: Where’s Vincent? and Did Gabe survive? Thankfully the latter was answered in the affirmative since fans of actor Sendhil Ramamurthy had recently been through a very similar situation (ie: his explosive exit from Covert Affairs) and weren’t ready to say goodbye, once again.
Neither were the BATB showrunners, who recognized the importance of Gabe to Vincent and Catherine’s journey considering he will attempt to replicate his Beastly cure in the first stretch of episodes. ETonline caught up with Ramamurthy to talk about surviving the finale, what’s next for Gabe and why this role is giving him Heroes deja vu!
ETonline: Did you know you’d be surviving the finale?
Sendhil Ramamurthy: They told me before we got the finale script that I was going to get shot, but if the show came back, I was also coming back. But I couldn’t tell anybody so I just played dumb for three months [laughs]. I’m always OK being a cliffhanger as long as I know first. And I have to say, everything feels kind of different this season. The Beast’s movements are different, the action sequences are different, the stakes are higher, everybody is in danger — including the bad guys. You really don’t know what’s going to happen from scene to scene.