Sterling Beaumon Interview

Menang CemeSterling BeaumonΓÇöthe 13-year-old actor who played young Ben Linus in the third-season Lost episode “The Man Behind the Curtain”ΓÇöwill kick off a multi-episode arc on the ABC sci-fi series starting with this Wednesday’s episode, “Namaste.”

SCI FI Wire recently spoke with Beaumon about his Lost experience and his latest episodes. Following are edited excerpts of the exclusive conversation. Lost airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Go back a step. How did they first hire you?

Beaumon: I actually look hardly anything like Michael Emerson [who plays the adult version of Ben], besides the eyes. I guess I do; a lot of people say I do. But what really got it for me was I could cry. I could cry on cue. And in the first episode I did I had to cry in every scene.

When you did that first episode did they tell you the role might be recurring?

Beaumon: They don’t tell anyone anything, but everyone said, “Your character is so big, and your first episode is so big, they have to bring you back.” Little did I know that after two years they’d bring me back.

We know that Lost has that crazy veil of secrecy over it, but give us a hint as to what you’ll be up to in your episodes.

Beaumon: You’re going to find out how Ben became the mean, cruel Ben that he is today. And you’re going to find out about the roots of the island and how the island became the island. … In two of the episodes, I’m really not doing a lot, but you just see me a lot, and you’ll see what I mean by that.

Do you get a lot of people coming up to you, asking what’s going to happen?

Beaumon: Yeah. It’s kind of nice, and it’s kind of hard. It’s nice because the secrecy gets people to watch, because they want to know what’s going to happen. And, in a way, it’s hard, because you want to tell people what you do, but now I have to wait months to tell people how fun it was to do this or do that [in an episode], or to show people pictures from the set.

Did you go back and watch any of Michael Emerson’s performances as Ben in order to help you play a natural extension of the character?

Beaumon: After I did my first episode [a couple of years ago], we became hooked on Lost, and I watched every single episode. Actually, [“Namaste” director] Jack Bender told me, “You do anything like Michael, and it’ll ruin what’s coming up.” I didn’t know what he meant, because I hadn’t gotten the next script. And then I [read the next script and thought], “Oh, wow, I see why I can’t act like Michael.” Because you’ll see why Michael starts acting like Ben within these episodes.

What are the chances you’ll be back again after these episodes?

Beaumon: Everyone says, “Oh, gosh, you’ve got to come back again.” What I’m hoping is that Annie, supposedly Ben’s childhood friend, comes back [in a subsequent episode]. The girl who plays Annie [Madeline Carroll] is actually a close friend of mine.

Source: SCI FI Wire

Tv Guide Interview With Elizabeth Mitchell

Bandar Ceme OnlineThanks to everyone who emailed me this. We’re sneaking this Q&A in just before the producers lower a “cone of silence” onto the cast members, at least until you have filmed the season finale. Pretty crazy, huh?
Elizabeth Mitchell: Yeah, pretty much! Once again, it’s one of those highly secret, highly crazy, “You think it’s one thing but it’s another thing” kind of endings. There are still about six pages missing [from the finale script] that only the people involved in it have. I’m worried now, that you don’t have those six pages.
Mitchell: [Laughs] I didn’t have the six pages last time, or the time before that. I was like, “Tell me, tell me! No, don’t tell me.” It seems like these next nine episodes will be a lot to digest.
Mitchell: They will. “LaFleur” was one of those little “eyes of the storm.” You’ve been storming, you’ve been storming, you get to the middle and you’re like, “Oh, it’s not so bad. It’s kind of nice here! I’ll wait around here and take a deep breath.” And then you start right in. It should be pretty exciting. What went through your mind as you learned of the Juliet-Sawyer love story?
Mitchell: There’s my initial feelings, my middle feelings, and then my feelings now. At first, Josh [Holloway] and I were like, “Nuh-uh! That’s never going to work!” But surely you had an inkling they’d go that way, after the storylines got split.
Mitchell: I think I even said, “I don’t think that sounds like a very good idea at all.” But then as the season went along, I realized there were these little asides and glances… Both Josh and I were like, “We don’t know about this.” But luckily ΓÇö and I mean this very, very sincerely ΓÇö it became something I’m very happy with. Josh turned to me the other day and said, “Hey, that’s pretty good huh?” I said, “Yeah, it kinda works!” But even if you did see this hook-up coming, one could never have predicted the weight given to it via time-travel.
Mitchell: Josh and I were sitting in a canoe, doing a scene, and I said, “You know, they’re not going to have us have mad, passionate love up against a tree. They’re probably going to, like, have us already have been married for three years.” He was like, “No, they’re not going to do that. That’s just ridiculous.” So when he got the [“LaFleur”] script, he was like, “That’s creepy!” Do you feel cheated or honored to get clean-shaven Sawyer?
Mitchell: Oh, very honored – but I kinda get both, because we’re always flashing [through time]. He’s kind of ridiculously good-looking regardless of what he does, so I try not to concentrate on that too much. Has it been in the back of Juliet’s head that Kate could return to the island someday?
Mitchell: Yeah, I do think it’s been there. But I also think that at some point in time, because three years is so long, she actually came to believe that maybe this might work. Maybe that came to her just in the last two months before [Kate, Jack et al] showed up, but for the first time in her life there was a grain of hope. So I think that it’s very sad for her. Does any insecurity register on Juliet when she first learns Kate is back?
Mitchell: I think so. Juliet is torn in a lot of different directions. She’s torn that Kate is there, I think she’s torn over how Sawyer is going to respond to it…. It’s very telling that he doesn’t saying anything at first about Kate being there. Juliet’s just busy reading him, but of course there must be massive worry about [Kate’s return]. Juliet, in turn, must have her own reaction to seeing Jack again.
Mitchell: She does. She does have a reaction. It will be very interesting to see how people feel about their moments together. What are Juliet’s priorities now?
Mitchell: Juliet has a couple of priorities, one of which of course is being in love, and that’s figuring quite heavily in the writers’ minds. And there’s always the thing of, “How do I get my life back? How do I keep my sister and her child safe?” They are in this eye of the storm, this little hiatus, and that’s new for her. Good lord, she’s working in the motor pool, so she’s not even trying to save lives! For the first time in her life, she’s quite peaceful and living. Now it’s becoming a matter of survival again. When I spoke to Reiko Aylesworth (Amy), she seemed to hint that the Purge is imminent, though it would seem to be a few years away. Is that anything the characters talk about?
Mitchell: We mention it a couple times, but isn’t it still a little bit down the road? Ben was so much older. He’s only 11 now, and when the Purge happened and he killed his father, he was like 17. And 11-year-old Ben is lurking around somewhere…
Mitchell: Of course he’s there. He has to be. So it will be very interesting to see how that goes. Speaking Latin must have been one of the hardest things you’ve had to do for the show.
Mitchell: But you know what, I liked it. Part of me is kind of a brainiac so I thought it’d be cool if I spoke Latin anyway. There’s that joy where you’re talking to someone and all of a sudden you break off [into an unexpected language]. So yeah, it was difficult, but I thought it was pretty awesome!

Source: TV Guide

Doc Jensen On Episode 5.09 – Namaste

Menang CemeThanks to 7976Lost for the following.

Doc Jensen’s preview for tonight’s episode. It was mostly just a fun and interesting read but it had some spoilers hiding in it as well. (us seeing radzinsky tonight and he tells us the actress who played olivia is done with the show and suggests that she will possibly be revealed as Horace’s sister)

Read the article here

Actor Finally Found ‘Lost’

Bandar CemeThanks to lascelleslinton for the heads up.

After 13 years of bit parts on TV, Fairfield native Eric Lange has found the biggest role of his career on “Lost.”

The 1991 Fairfield High School graduate and Miami University theater major begins a seven-episode story line tonight as “Radzinsky” (9 p.m., Channels 9, 22).

“What started as two episodes has grown quite a bit,” says Lange, who has appeared in “Criminal Minds,” “ER,” “Burn Notice,” “Entourage,” “Cold Case,” “Boston Legal” and “Ghost Whisperer.”

“They’ve really given me a great character to play. It’s a great, meaty part.”

He can’t say more because of the confidentiality agreement he signed with ABC to appear on the acclaimed five-year-old mystery about survivors of Oceanic Air flight 815 on a Pacific island.

ABC’s cryptic description of today’s episode says: “When some old friends drop in unannounced, Sawyer (Josh Holloway) is forced to further perpetuate his lie in order to protect them.” The guest cast includes a co-pilot (Dan Gauthier) and a photographer (Sven Lindstrom).

Lange also appears in next week’s show, described by ABC this way: “Things begin to unravel when one of the survivors goes rogue and takes matters into their own hands – risking the lives of everyone on the island.”

He’s not in the following two, then returns for the selesai five episodes this season. “Lost” concludes with a two-hour telecast May 13.

Source: Cincinnati News

Episode 5.09 – Namaste – 4 Sneak Peeks

Menang CemeHere are 4 very late Sneak Peeks.

You can also discuss these in our Official Sneak Peek thread in the forums.

Thanks to Ashley for the lyrics from the track in the sneak peek.

Sterling Beaumon Interview

Bandar Ceme OnlineThanks to Jason for the following.

Hello! Here’s an interview with Sterling Beaumon that I conducted yesterday afternoon on AM-1220 KHTS, a local station in Santa Clarita CA. Sterling is a Santa Clarita resident and we had him in the studio to talk Lost, and find out about other things he’s working on. I’m a huge fan of the show (and your site), so I tried to get some scoop- but Sterling’s a smart one and didn’t reveal much. 🙂 Thought this might be of interest to you and/or your readers.

Episode 5.10 – He’s Our You – Promo

Menang CemeThanks to The Strog for the video.

Thanks to songohan for the transcipt