Lost fans really haven’t spent much time with Walt in recent seasons, save for a hand-wave from an apartment window and a haunting visit to Locke’s would-be grave. But this Wednesday, Michael’s son will get a bit more screen time as “The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham” details Locke’s odyssey from donkey wheel to casket. Malcolm David Kelley — who as Walt was one of Lost‘s original cast members — shared a glimpse at his character’s latest appearance.
TVGuide.com: I have to tell you, a reader emailed me saying she was skeptical about your Lost future because of that Tyson chicken commercial you’re in.
Kelley: Oh yeah, my manager told me about that! A lot of people are bugging out about that commercial — “What are you doing?!”
TVGuide.com: But sure enough, Walt returns this week. In what capacity?
Kelley: Let’s see…. I don’t want to give anything away… but there’s a situation where he knows something is going on, but nobody told him. It’s that sort of thing.
TVGuide.com: What, does he get wind that Jack, Kate and the others are returning to the island?
Kelley: I’m just going to be talking to somebody, and…. Let’s just say I know a little bit about what’s going on, but nobody wants to tell me.
TVGuide.com: Now that the show is time-jumping around, do you get to play closer to your real age of 16? No more waving from windows or skewed camera angles?
Kelley: I do, and that’s a very cool thing. I don’t have to play this young boy anymore. I don’t have to change my voice or have them dub in someone else’s voice. There were a lot of things we had to do to try to make me sound younger.
TVGuide.com: When you first started the show, did you worry, “If I start to sprout, I’m going to lose my job”?
Kelley: I really didn’t expect me to grow that fast! It was just over a year period that I started sprouting up and my voice got deeper. I wasn’t really thinking about it. I didn’t know how long the show was going to go, but then they started saying “2010″….
TVGuide.com: Does Walt know that his father is dead?
Kelley: [Pauses] I… don’t think so. I’m not sure.
TVGuide.com: There’s talk that Walt actually was on the flight back to the island in spirit, because Hurley took some of his comic books with him.
Kelley: [Laughs] That’d be pretty cool. But I hope I get to go back to the island myself at some point.
TVGuide.com: But maybe since Walt has his telekinesis-like powers, somebody doesn’t want him back on the island. He could prove too useful to … someone.
Kelley: Right, that’s true. So maybe they’re doing a smart thing!
Get more from Malcolm David Kelley later this week in the new “Getting Lost” video.
source : http://www.tvguide.com
How did the producers break it to you that Charlotte was going to die?
I’ve known since June of ’08, because that’s when we negotiate contracts between seasons. Originally when I started on the show in August 2007, I was only supposed to do eight episodes. I ended up doing 20. I was on the show a lot longer than I thought I was going to be. A lot of it has to do with the writers strike. Less episodes in Season 4 meant back stories were compromised for the new people. I think that’s why my character carried into Season 5.
And how did you take it?
I was disappointed when I found out. When I got to the end of Season 4 and found out Charlotte had been born on the island, that was huge. So when I found out I was leaving, I was disappointed. Like all things, it’s for the best.
How much did they tell you about Charlotte initially?
When I first got the job, I was told nothing about my character. She’s an anthropologist and she’s tough; she’s a female Indiana Jones. That’s what I went into the show knowing. That’s all I knew all of Season 4, until the very end, when I learned I was originally from the island. I was on a break reading my script, and I said, “Bloody hell!”
It seems like the actors spend a lot of time just walking across the island. True?
[Lots of laughter] Traipsing. It’s a lot of traipsing. You have to do it a lot of times. First you walk up the hill, then you go down the hill, then you go back up the hill. By the end of the day, you don’t want to be on the hill anymore.
So many people who “die” on the show keep showing up. What’s your sense of how likely you are to return?
I may end up coming back in Season 6. Some people say, “You’ll be back!” If I’m not, never mind. If they turn around and ask me to come back, I’d be happy to do it.
Fans spend so much time obsessing over the clues on this show. How much time do the actors who make the show spend thinking over the creation of those clues?
[Laughter] I have to be careful how I answer this. I think they’re more concerned by what’s for lunch.
source : http://www.latimes.com
thanks sawyer840 for the code of the vids
1 )When choosing your path of your plots, which decision comes first: how the direction you’re taking affects the overall arc in storytelling, or how it affects the characters involved?
2)What’s the most-asked question?
3)What are your thoughts about the romantic quadrangle Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Juliet?
Do you have an ultimate plan for these relationships, or does fan pressure influence who ends up with who romantically?
4) Will the question of Jacob’s identity/origin/power will be addressed this year?
5) Can we expect changes in the future if people make the right adjustments in the present?
6) Are you happy to be back at the 9 o’clock time slot Wednesday?
7) Can you send Jack back in time before he removed his chest hair?
I’m pleased to report that our forums have been officially relaunched! With everything else we’ve been doing to prepare for season 5 time has been tight, but the forums have a brand new skin and are ready for conversation. Why not check in after tonight’s premiere and give your thoughts on 5.01 “Because You Left” and 5.02 “The Lie”?
On a side note, we are looking for active moderators to assist in keeping the board in shape. If you’re interested, shoot me an email using the contact link in the nav bar.
Given the long hiatus, I decided to reach out to and get acquainted with LOST background actor Dustin Watchman. You may not recognize the name, but you’ve seen his character Scott Jackson appear in every season of LOST thus far (and it seems that we haven’t seen the last of him on the show).
We’ve been MySpace friends for a while but never connected until now. I was intrigued and impressed by Dustin’s very charitable adventures. Although his personal site (http://dustinwatchman.com) is currently under construction, I encourage you to visit and learn more about his work and travels in the near future.
1. How/when did you first hear about the casting of LOST in 2004, and what was that casting process like for you?
The casting director asked if I would be available for three weeks, 6 days a week, to do background for the pilot. I talked with my teachers and we agreed to me doing my homework while I was gone for three weeks, and to turn it in after. For three weeks I taught myself everything in four subjects after long days working on set. Once I returned to school I studied hard for two weeks and then had finals.
After the pilot episode, they were casting for the Steve Jenkins character. Christian Bowman served (Producer/Director) Jack Bender his coffee at Starbucks, was told to audition for the part, and got it. They then needed a lookalike for “Scott Jackson” to go with Steve Jenkins, and that’s when my picture was sent in. That day on set, when the lines were to be filmed, Jack Bender came down the beach to the wing and said he wanted to split the line between Steve and Scott, so I went to get the mic on. The rest is “Sceve” history!
It was really just being in the right place at the right time. It happens like that sometimes in Hollywood; you have the look and the union card, and you may just get the part!
2. You were born in Oregon but now reside in Hawaii. When did you move there, and what brought you to the island?
I was a military brat growing up, and moved all over; born in Oregon, raised in Colorado, Wyoming, Illinois, and back to Colorado to finish high school. I then joined the US Army to go to Hawaii at 18 years old. I loved it and stayed to complete my Bachelors Degree in Business Marketing, and have since made this my home in hopes of traveling the world and returning.
3. You spend a majority of your time volunteering around the world and raising money for various charities. When did you first begin your charitable adventures?
Whether it is raising money, lending a hand, or giving advice, I find myself helping out a lot in one way or another. It makes life more fun and you never stop learning. The more people you know, the more you can learn about how life is for others and how you can help out. Currently I’m trying to get work in Iraq so I can work on base and help out troops first hand. Life is what you make of it!
5. How did you come to also be a stunt double for Matthew Fox?
Fox has a stunt double locally here and also in LA. But I have body doubled for him where I am on camera (or should I say my hand, back of head, foot, shoulder, you get the point)!
6. How much advance notice (if any) are you given when LOST calls and asks for Scott?
A few days usually. But for the scene where Steve said “What’s going on?” to Walt and his father Michael in the hotel when they are fighting (episode 1.23, “Exodus, Part One”), we were given about an hour notice. I was there but was not used on camera for that scene. Too risqué for the network.
7. If called upon to be in a scene, do you find yourself watching previous episodes or asking about recently filmed ones to get a sense of Scott’s current situation? Do they ever give you any back story to inform/help you prepare for your scene?
It was a small part of the overall story, so that’s not really needed. For others it is wise to get caught up so they can act in the manner that the audience would expect the character to be. Jack Bender does a great job of explaining all that before they film the scene.
8. At the end of the Season 4 finale, it appeared as if Scott was on the Zodiac raft with Daniel Faraday. Can you confirm your character’s last known whereabouts?
On the zodiac with Faraday, Scott Jackson was there…
9. What is your favorite aspect of working on LOST – the actors, crew, locale?
The crew and cast are cool, but by far we get to see some really cool places in Hawaii that even I haven’t seen living here 11 years. I also like looking at how the set design is built to look so realistic.
10. What projects are next for you, both volunteer and acting-wise?
I’m always trying to learn more and figure out stuff works, so now I’m working with the military on data collection of a thermal weapons scope used on multiple machine guns. It’s pretty high tech stuff! I’m also trying to get over to Iraq to work with the soldiers first hand. For now, acting is not in the forefront but I still work on Lost when called. If I can go to Iraq, after that I will most likely continue to travel and volunteer in multiple locations worldwide.
Thanks to Dustin for taking the time to answer a few questions!
- What the secret code phrase is for this years finale.
- If we’ll ever see a purple sky again.
- The significance of the name Lapidus.
- If Aaron’s in danger.
- And if you want to hear plenty of cryptic answers to questions.
Listen to the newest Podcast here.
So these “Lost” enthusiasts — they’re all crazy, aren’t they?
don’t think so! They get it right more often than not. . . . When I was
in the thick of the whole Juliet subterfuge, I’d go online once in a
while, very judiciously of course, and read. About 80% of the people
who wrote about it all the time had it pretty accurate. Like, “Remember
that look she had in Minute 4 on Episode 4?” Oh, my God. But they were
Hey Lostonians. Today I had the pleasure of talking with the lovely Rebecca Mader who plays Charlotte on Lost. Yes I asked her why Charlotte recognized the Dharma logo, and YES I asked when she was going back to work.
Marvel as the Ninja attempts to discover what caustic substance Fox uses to induce his famous tears!
Obviously Yunjin was restrained and careful when it comes to the secrets of season 4, but there are more than a few moments that Lost fans will find interesting.
For the Entire Interview visit:
First up is my encounter with Michael Emerson. I’ve had the good fortune of interviewing Michael Emerson THREE times, and everytime it is a new experience. Emerson is a genuine individual and one hell of a guy. How nice of a guy? He declined a shade umbrella and offered it to my wife. Intense, no?
A nice subplot since I will no doubt get some ribbing over the Red Sox cap: when I arrived on set it was the morning after the Sox beat the A’s 11 to 7. There were Boston caps all over the place, and a few A’s as well. Trash talking the two teams was the theme of the day. When I first caught site of Elizabeth Mitchell, who was in the middle of rehearsing a scene, she spied my cap and dropped everything to exclaim, at the top of her lungs, “There’s ANOTHER Red Sox fan! Hey Oakland, 11 to seven… I’m just sayin…” I want to marry her. Don’t tell my wife.