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Emerson Talks Lost – Death, Dear Ones And The Monster

Here is Kristin’s interview with Michael Emerson that contains some minor spoilers:

Thanks to Jame for the heads up.

s interview with Michael Emerson that contains some minor spoilers Emerson Talks Lost - Death, Dear Ones and the MonsterIn case you weren’t paying attention last night, Michael Emerson, our beloved Benry, turned in an astonishing performance that was earning Emmy buzz before it even aired, and as far as I’m concerned, no one has ever done better work humanizing a supervillain.

I just rang up Michael to get his take on Lost’s big game, Ben’s current state of mind after the brutal death of [sobbing drowns out spoiler], and, oh yeah, his brilliant explanation of the monster’s mechanics. Click in for the goods.
Tania Raymonde, Lost

FAMILY AND UPPING THE ANTE

What’s going on internally for Ben in that minute after Alex has been shot dead?
Well, Ben is in a state of shock. Ben doesn’t usually…Ben plays a game where a variety of outcomes are to be expected, but nothing outside the table of contents. In this case, something happened. Ben took what he thought was a safe risk, and it turned out to be a terrible risk. Someone else didn’t play fair, so it’s about as big a shock as Ben as ever had in his life.

Jumping to the end of episode then, Charles Widmore says, I didn’t kill your daughter, you did. How much does Ben feel culpable in her death?
Ben is a guy who doesn’t take things lightly, and I think he has a long memory. When Charles Widmore says that it’s Ben’s fault—that’s a kind of sophistry on his part. He’s suggesting that everything Ben has ever done has led up to this moment, the idea that who we are makes us guilty across the board. But Ben’s not having that explanation.

I think Ben knows that his daughter died for a very particular reason, and that Charles Widmore is the guilty one. Whatever is going on between Ben and Charles Widmore, the ante just got raised about tenfold.

In the next episode there’s a scene where it looks like Sawyer might get the chance to kill Keamy, who killed Alex. Is that the kind of thing that Ben would want to do personally, or is Ben more of a big-picture thinker, just gunning for Charles?
I think Ben is in a state of bloody-mindedness right now. I think he would like to personally pull the trigger on everyone connected. And we’ll see whether he has that opportunity.
Mira Furlan, Lost

Interesting. Do you expect to see Danielle and Alex again, hopefully, in one capacity or another? And what has it been like working with Tania Raymonde and Mira Furlan?
I love both these actresses, and it feels like when a dear coworker moves on to somewhere, you feel sad and lonesome…and you realize how much you’ve personally got invested in these fictional relationships. You know how nobody is ever fully dead on Lost, so…I don’t expect that we’ve seen the last of them. But maybe we’ve seen the last of them in their fleshly state.

So Danielle doesn’t pop up in the next episode with just a minor flesh wound and come after Ben or anything?
I don’t—I don’t think that’s gonna happen…

Speaking of Danielle, I was hoping she would eventually get to kill Ben.
[Laughs.] What a strange wish on your part.
Lost, Elizabeth Mitchell

Source: EW

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Aicn Interviews Michael Emerson – Secret Filming And More

Here is an interview from Ain’t it Cool News of Michael Emerson. I have skimmed the article and noticed some spoilery tidbits.

One key thing to note is that Emerson says he is involved with some secret filming (on May 7th) for the finale. Wonder if this is connected with Sawyer’s scenes or do both have scenes? Perhaps Kristin was wrong?

Thanks to EVERYONE that sent this in!!

Well here you go:

  I have skimmed the article and noticed some spoilery tidbits AICN Interviews Michael Emerson - Secret Filming and MoreQuint: Hey Michael, what’s up?
Michael Emerson: I’m just having a nice day off.
Quint: I can imagine. You guys all went back to work right after the strike, right?
Michael Emerson: Yeah, and we have just been going at a serious rate of speed with so many endless days of running around in a jungle and fighting and shooting… Oh, my god…
Quint: Well at least it is in Hawaii. You could be doing that in some… I was going to say desert, but you were in the desert last week. Speaking of the show, I’ve been a follower since the beginning, but I saw last week’s episode and I really dug it.
Michael Emerson: Oh, good.
Quint: It must be great for you, because they are making Ben such a central character to whole story.
Michael Emerson: Yeah, they have given me a lot to do lately and it does seem like wherever the uber story is going that it has something to do with Ben and his mission and the things he knows.

Quint: I know at the beginning that it was very much set up as kind of this Locke and Jack as the central figures, but it has slowly over the seasons and especially with the reveal of last week’s episode, it seems that the bigger power struggle is between you and Penny’s father, so it’s pretty interesting, at Bandar Ceme least for fans. It must be great for you, but it’s probably also got to be a little bit of pressure since there are so many hardcore fans of the show now that if you are playing more of a central role to everything, I would imagine, as a non-actor, that there would be more pressure on your part to appease those fans.

Michael Emerson: Yeah, well you just want to keep the work good and you don’t want your character to become… You don’t want to lose mystery or ambiguity and you want it always to be compelling playing, so yeah there is a little bit of extra responsibility to keep it fresh and hot if you can or if your role gets bigger.

It’s interesting though how with each season on the show, the lens through which we do the story, pulls back a little further and includes more territory and more characters, so that the show… I don’t know if they ever actually meant it to be just about survivors on an island. I know a lot of people complain that they have sort of lost that first season blush on the show, but I don’t think they ever meant to stay there. I think that was just one look of many that and that the story was going to grow up and out and away from that.

Source: AICN

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