Category: Matthew Fox
3. Storyline you didn’t think the fans would love, but they did.
Putting Sawyer and Juliet together. The “LeFleur” episode where we essentially said, we’re not going to give the fans the opportunity to see them flirting with each other and developing feelings over time…we’re just going to stuff it down their faces. We’re going to do a time card so like, they basically travel back in time and then the next time we see them, all within in the span of the same episode, they’ve been living amongst the Dharma initiative for a period of time, and they are now together and they are into each other.
And so it was just sort of like, this is not a build. It’s a law. It has happened. We got excited about that story because we loved Elizabeth Mitchell so much, but as we started talking about it, both Josh [Holloway] and Elizabeth were not happy. They were like, ‘Hey guys, we love you, we trust you, but it ain’t gonna work.’ And Elizabeth was just saying, ‘There is just no chemistry between us, I love Josh as a human being but you have done nothing to build this up. You haven’t laid any of the groundwork.’
And we were like, ‘That’s why we love it so much. It just comes out of nowhere. You just have to totally commit!’ And they were like, ‘We’ll do our best.’ And I just started to have that feeling in my stomach like, this is a real show killer. Like, when you put two beloved characters in an intimate relationship with each other and they don’t have chemistry, you end up making the characters look like fools and you can really piss off the audience. Then we saw the episode, and we said, we think this kind of works! But it could be a complete and utter disaster. And it wasn’t until it aired and the audience was like, ‘OK, we are OK with this, we are going to go down this road. We are now accepting Juliet into this sort of love dynamic that was previously only occupied by Jack, Sawyer and Kate.’
Source: E! (September 22, 2014)
5x08 LaFleur - Colleagues About Liz - Damon Lindelof - Elizabeth Mitchell - Jacket - Josh Holloway - Juliet Burke - Lost - Matthew Fox - Projects - Quadrangle - Sawyer
I made a transcription of the Music Fashion Magazine‘s interview.
I know you have been talking about this none stop recently, but let’s start off with V. What is in store for your character next season? I hear there are rumors of possible romance. Why would a romance be an important element to the show?
My character is more fun for me this year, more active… tougher. There is a little bit more humor, which I crave. Romance and passion are vital for life and television and with all the gorgeous people on the show to choose from, I can’t really lose. I do throw someone up against a wall… without the intention of killing them… yet.
How has the show changed and evolved since the beginning?
I really think the first season was a great set up for what we’re doing now. We had to create a world and set up lives. We did. Now we get to play.
2x08 Uneasy Lies the Head - Answers to Nothing - CJ - Elizabeth Mitchell - Erica Evans - Interview - Lost - Matthew Fox - V
After Elizabeth Mitchell left the TV series Lost, a week later she received the script for V, which is returning January 4 for its second season.
“I was really excited (V has) a female protagonist and a female antagonist,” explained Mitchell, who reprises her role as FBI Agent Erica Evans, opposite Morena Baccarin (Serenity), who reprises her role as the villainous Anna.
Damon Lindelof - Elizabeth Mitchell - Erica Evans - Interview - J.J. Abrams - Josh Holloway - Juliet Burke - Lost - Matthew Fox - Sawyer - Season 2 - Suliet - V