J.K. Simmons Talks Tenzin and Korra
ComicBookMovie.com just had a chance to ask J.K. Simmons a little bit about his upcoming role as Tenzin in Avatar The Legend of Korra. As you probably know, Tenzin is the direct descendent of Aang and will play a major role in the series, being Korra’s Airbending teacher. We also know he will likely be narrating the opening sequences of Korra.
Fans know that in the upcoming Avatar: The Legend of Korra your character, Tenzin, is the son of Aang and Korra’s Airbending instructor; what else can you tell us about him?
Simmons – Not unlike the actor who provides his voice, he’s bald. And very virile. And wise. And attractive…
Does the fact that Tenzin’s father was the Avatar before Korra cause any strain between them when they first meet?
Simmons – That’s one of many things that contributes to difficulty in their relationship.
How did you get involved in the new Avatar series?
Simmons – The old fashioned way. As I recall, (which I often do incorrectly) I auditioned for this one.
If you could bend any element which would you want and why?
Simmons – Air. That way you can basically fly, which is my favorite G-rated fantasy.
I think it’s interesting how JK Simmons auditioned for Korra, maybe that means he was a previous ATLA fan , very likely.
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