There was an exclusive interview yesterday with J.K. Simmons, the voice of Tenzin, a character in the new Avatar series Avatar: The Legend of Korra. This interview tells us a little more about Tenzin's personality and one of the many contributions to the diffculty between Tenzin's relationship with Korra, the Avatar after his father Aang.

Excerpt from interview

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions.
You bet. I hope this works, despite my complete incompetence with all technology.
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?
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?
That's one of many things that contributes to difficulty in their relationship.
How did you get involved in the new Avatar series?
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?
Air. That way you can basically fly, which is my favorite G-rated fantasy.


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