The 41-year-old actor played the part of the villainous Bill Kim in the second season of the Fox drama, before getting shot dead before he could inflict anymore damage.
Despite his apparent death, reports have been circulating that Bill Kim would be back yet again, and with Michael Scofield getting resurrected for the reboot it appeared that the Prison Break baddie could be back too.
In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Filipino-American star Reggie finally revealed all: “That’s a big, old fat rumour! It’s funny because I get a lot of tweets like, ‘is Bill Kim back?’
“I think Bill Kim is at the bottom of a lake with five million dollars somewhere and dead. So, no, that’s’ a complete rumour. I not returning to Prison Break at all.”
He continued: “I wish I had survived. People say the same thing about The Fast and the Furious, ‘are you going to do the last one since you did the first one and you weren’t killed?’ They say the same thing about Pirates of the Caribbean.”
Reggie added: “It’s so funny because I would, in a second I would. It would fun to reprise that really terrible, slimy role.”
He revealed that even 11 years after his alter-ego’s death he still got vitriol both online and in person aimed at Bill Kim. “I will take it as a compliment,” Reggie quipped.
Although Reggie may not be in Prison Break, he is set to be returning his role as police sergeant Drew Wu for the sixth and final season of fantasy show Grimm, which will be airing in the UK from tomorrow.
Reggie Lee as villain Bill Kim in Prison Break
It’s so funny because I would, in a second I would. It would fun to reprise that really terrible, slimy role
Grimm is a part-fantasy, part-police procedural series that imagines a world in which the creatures and characters inspired by Grimms’ Fairy Tales really do exist.
Reflecting on starring in Grimm for six years, Reggie said it was “bittersweet” to bid farewell to Drew and the rest of the cast.
“Suddenly you’re coming out of this bubble that has been so part of our lives for six years – that’s like longer than high school or college!
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Reggie Lee as police officer Drew Wu in Grimm
“It’s going to be difficult, we’ve already literally just wrapped filming and you get that little pang in your chest all the time, a little pain.”
The final of day shooting proved to be a challenge for the whole cast, Reggie admitted: “There were a lot of tears shed especially on our last filming day. All our veneers cracked. It was so hard to get a word out.”
He confessed that it was still hard for him to talk about the end even now, saying he was “mourning a death” in a way.
Reggie Lee has spoken about the end of Grimm
So, how does he think Grimm fans will react to the final season? “I feel the closure comes in the story at a really good time. I think the fans are going to be really happy but us as a family, we’re not ready to leave each other and go into the real world.”
Reggie expressed his surprise that his own character, who appeared late on in season one, would have developed and become such an other-worldly creature after being scratched by a Lycanthrope.
“I think it was more than I had ever imagined and I am so happy that the creators took this character in that particular direction,” he explained, saying that the story arc for Drew had been “amazing” for him as an actor.
Reggie Lee as Drew Wu in US fantasy drama Grimm
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Season six is set to pick up straight after the events of the previous run and Reggie teased that a “tumultuous divide” would be created between the captain and the rest of the characters. The star hinted there would also be new creatures coming into the mix to threaten humanity in a way that fans would not expect, promising lots of mythology.
It’s clear Reggie’s time on Grimm has proved a milestone in his career, but the star is not resting on his laurels and has already been thrown head-long in to a “plethora of meetings and auditions” and has a couple of films in the pipeline.
“In terms of a TV series, I don’t know if I can sit with another character yet for this length of time,” Reggie added.
Grimm will start on UKTV’s channel W tomorrow at 9pm.