Lost No More
Elizabeth Mitchell’s star shines again in the new hit series, V.
“I worked a lot after classes, and one of my first parts was in Red Channels on stage. Then I got hired for a soap opera called Loving. But I got fired, because I sucked!”
Actress Elizabeth Mitchell was barely 6 years old when she discovered the Dallas Theater Center and fell in love with acting. Now 40, the actress—who is perhaps best known for her roles as Dr. Juliet Burke on the ABC hit series Lost, for which she has been nominated for several Emmys, and as FBI agent Erica Evans on the network’s popular and highly rated drama V, claims she was just “a dorky kid” when she left Los Angeles for Dallas. “I would finish school in Dallas where my mom was going to law school, and she would make sure I got right over to the Theater Center,” says Mitchell, who now lives in Seattle. “It was magic. I loved every second of being there and wanted to sleep on stage. I knew then I wanted to be an actress.”
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Elizabeth Mitchell is having an amazing year, including an Emmy nomination for her appearance in the Lost finale and a series pickup for her sci-fi drama V. So, what could possibly make her life even sweeter?
Well, how about a reunion with Lost’s Josh Holloway on the set of V? Could it really happen? Here’s what we can tell you after talking to Elizabeth at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony on Saturday.
Mitchell, who picked up a nomination for her appearance in “The End” episode of Lost (but who ultimately lost to Ann-Margret for her guest role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), says getting the nod was just the icing on the cake of her Lost run. She told us, “I’m thrilled. It’s a nice way to end. Especially after being killed off and then brought back. I don’t really understand. I feel like it’s kind of a movie. I’ll wake up and be like, ‘Oh, that was a good one. Who would’ve thought of that?’ ”
As for the reunion itself, “I came back and got to be in love with one of the hunkiest guys going.” Whoo. Nothing to complain about right? “And I never will.”
So could there be an onscreen reunion with Lost lover Josh Holloway on Mitchell’s new series V? I asked the erstwhile Juliet if she would be interesting in getting Sawyer in a few scenes with V’s Erica Evans, and she replied, “I need that, right? I agree. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? [But] c’mon, he’s a movie star. He needs to go be a movie star. He’s so delightful.” OK, yes, definitely, on the “Josh Holloway needs to be a movie star” thing, but couldn’t he make one little pit stop on another ABC series before heading off to the big screen forever?!
Interested in V even if it doesn’t have Holloway in the cast? Good, because Mitchell tells us, “It comes back in November, and we just started filming. And it’s so much better. I feel like [season one] set the groundwork and then it’s off and running, which I needed it to be. It’s more fun for me. [Erica]‘s far more intense.”
Are you looking forward to the new season of V, or are you still too attached to Lost to move on with another series?
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