Rahul Kohli is set to appear on The CW twice this week, beginning when the “iZombie” star makes a guest appearance on Monday night’s “Supergirl.”
In the episode, Rahul’s character, Jack Spheer, will take the stage in front of an audience that includes Snapper Carr (Ian Gomez), Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), and his ex-girlfriend, Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath), for a tech announcement.
“It’s kind of the unveiling of new technology,” Rahul told AccessHollywood.com of Jack’s debut on the show. “Jack Spheer’s been working on this [nano]-technology called Biomax and it’s basically microscopic robots that are able to heal injuries and cure diseases and it’s finally ready. It works and this is a demonstration of the technology taking place in National City, which is what brings Lena back into the fold, knowing that this was her ex-boyfriend.”
The presentation will see Kara getting back into the reporter game as she stands up to ask questions at the presentation.
But, according to Rahul, Jack doesn’t mind the tough questions from the “Ace Reporter” (the name of Monday’s new episode).
“Jack actually doesn’t have anything to hide. It’s interesting one. As far as Jack’s concerned, there’s nothing to hide,” Rahul said. “There’s no reason to feel guilty or cornered by Kara. He’s a smart dude and as far as he’s concerned, the technology’s safe and his intentions are pure. But, Kara is finding breadcrumbs that say differently.”
Rahul said he wasn’t aware of the comic book version of his character when he landed the role.
“When the casting came through, I Googled it to do some research because I wasn’t aware of the character. I was able to find some information and I wasn’t inundated with a ton of it, so I was under the impression it wasn’t like, super well-known. It’s not like you’re playing Bane or the Joker. So, I managed to find out that … Biomax, the villain in the comic book, was this toxic — this gas that could control minds,” he said. “But even from the audition piece that I was given, I was aware that this wasn’t the same take. It was actually a re-imagining of that character.”
“Supergirl” airs Monday night at 8/7c on The CW. “iZombie” airs Tuesdays t 9/8c.
— Jolie Lash