Seth Green, forever remembered as Willowâ€™s hairy boyfriend â€˜Ozâ€™ on â€œBuffy, the Vampire Slayerâ€, is returning to the world of fantasy TV â€“ and possible convention appearances â€“ with a role on NBCâ€™s super-hit â€œHeroesâ€.
“They have a first page that says, like, ‘Keep our secrets,’ ” Green tells EW. “We’re starting on set Monday. Thatâ€™s what this whole beard is for.” Facial hair aside, Green admits he would’ve done anything for the gig: “Iâ€™m a really big fan of the show,” he says, “and I kind of begged for a long time to see if there was anything I could do.”
In addition, Greenâ€™s real-life bud Breckin Meyer (â€œRoad Tripâ€, â€œCluelessâ€), with whom he shared the screen with in “Josie and the Pussycats”, has also won a role on the show.
On a side note, Green tells EW that the long-gestating â€œItalian Jobâ€ sequel â€“ which has been on IMDB for years â€“ will forever remain dormant.
“Thatâ€™s been listed as ‘In Production’ for over four years, and maybe youâ€™ll print this and someone will actually stop saying that!” he says. “There are a couple of scripts that have been written, but in the last six years since we made the movie, Paramountâ€™s hierarchy has changed hands four times and itâ€™s never seemed to be a priority for the studio to make the movie.”
Paramount will make a â€œWithout a Paddle 2â€, but not an â€œItalian Job 2â€? Yep, some smart folks over there at Melrose Avenue.