Tuesday, February 20, 2007

RIP 'Heroes' Simone Deveaux (2006 - 2007)

From The Cocoa Lounge

Actress, Tawny Cypress
Actress Tawny Cypress took her last breath as Simone Deveaux on NBC's scifi hit, Heroes.

Okay, so we're paying our respects to a fictional television character, but for many, the murder of Simone Deveaux in last night's Heroes plot twist, was a devastating shock to Tawny Cypress fans across the nation (though we've seen it coming since the mid-season cliff-hanger).

The gorgeous actress who has moved up the ranks of TV's food chain since her days on the daytime soap All My Children, had this to say about her character's untimely demise in a recent USA Today interview:

"It feels appropriate to die at the hands of my two suitors," says actress Tawny Cypress, who has played Simone since the pilot episode of NBC's hit superhero series. "All of the deaths on Heroes so far have been very ugly and graphic, and this one was more a beautiful fade-away."

The 30-year-old actress has been in tears on and off ever since show creator Tim Kring informed her in December of Simone's fate. "My story line just wasn't there," she acknowledges. "They just couldn't figure out where to go with Simone."

In Tawny Cypress' case, we hope her post-Heroes afterlife includes reincarnation, with roles on the small and large screens in the future.


Anonymous said...

anytime theres a black person on the show and somebody is going to get killed off you better believe it will be them.

The Cocoa Lounge said...


Even though there are people of color still left on the show, I believe Tawny was the only woman with a recurring role. This is not the first time showrunners had a hard time figuring out what to do with a woman of color in a "mainstream" series, and I'm sure it won't be the last.

But aside from that, I think the plot twists are what's so intriguing about the show....you never who's going to get offed next.

Anonymous said...

The black ones always die first or in this case the half black one lol. Even though they offed the only black chick it's still a good program.

Anonymous said...

Tawny is a great woman with lots of talent. Trust, she will bounce back after this.

Anonymous said...

Tawny Cypress! Good Jeebuz! I just found my future wife. They may have killed you sweetheart but I will always be good to you. Holla at yo boy!

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure this has nothing to do with her colour or the fact she's a woman. The 'Simone Deveaux'-character was very weak in the series and it's a good thing she's gone now. She was irritating in too many ways. Her reactions never felt 'real' to me and she was so inconsistent in all she said and did. I liked how she played her very first scene in 'Genesis' though.

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