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JULY 2009 (Comic Con)

Elizabeth Mitchell’s Returning To ‘Lost’ Because of You, the Fans (And Then Talks About ‘V’)

And she’s returned to Lost because of the fans, she thinks.

Elizabeth Mitchell’s one of those names tossed into the pot that says “former Lost stars that will appear in the final season”, and while the other names are still a slight secret, the one we know as Juliet has confirmed that she’s doing at least two more episodes–and thanks the fans for it.

“It was looking [like nothing will happen to my character] and then I don’t know what happens now,” she told Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello. “I do really think [the producers] listened to the fans, so thank you!”

Oh, and something else: “I think that there will be a little more because of that.” So maybe more than the long-hinted everything-will-be-reverted storyline for the final season, I guess?

But she was there to talk about her other ABC series, V, the refresh of the 1980s sci-fi series. And, since it’s a remake, someone’s bound to scoff–and she isn’t worried. “I think about Battlestar Galactica, [and] I kinda felt that you can make a good remake,” she said. “I didn’t feel like [V] was sacrilege but at the same time, you love what you love. You loved the old one, and it’s possible [that] we’ll see how people feel about this one.”

“You sit down with the script, and it was so good,” her co-star Scott Wolf said. “For some people, screwing [this] up would be sacrilege.”

“We’re paying homage to it,” fellow co-star Morena Baccarin said.

And they are thrilled to have Mitchell on board–although it meant questions about her future on Lost. “Part of the world of working on TV is, you sort of know the tricks, so you know what’s going to happen,” Baccarin said. “But we’re really thrilled [to have her.]”

So I guess, good things, then? Surely. Or, it should.

Source: Buddy TV

Will Juliet return to to ‘Lost’?

After last season’s explosive “Lost” finale, fans were abuzz trying to figure out just what the heck that flash of light meant for everyone on the island.
The character most in jeopardy, was Elizabeth Mitchell’s Juliet, whom we last saw detonating a nuclear device. Mitchell was one of the panelists at Thursday’s “Entertainment Weekly: Wonder Women: Female Power Icons in Pop Culture” panel at Comic-Con, and her possible return to “Lost” was on everyone’s mind.
“It really depends,” Mitchell says. “I was talking to (producers) Damon (Lindeloff) and Carlton (Cuse), and they (told me), the best thing to say (here) is (that a return) depends on whether Jack’s plan [to prevent the crash from ever happening] works or not.”
Of course, Mitchell is a series regular on the new show “V” — which films in Vancouver — which could provide a wrinkle in any comeback plans since that’s quite a distance from Hawaii where “Lost” is shot. However, both shows air on ABC, so here’s hoping everyone plays nice and lets her appear on both shows.

Source: CharlotteObserver

Elizabeth Mitchell, from Lost, received both whoops and several cheers of “Lost! Lost! Lost!”.

Age is also an issue. Elizabeth Mitchell: “My roles have been far more adventurous, far more interesting, once I moved beyond 30; my roles are juicer, and sexier, and more powerful – we’re allowed to do all those things, be all those things, once we pass 30.”

Source: The Guardian

In yesterday’s Entertainment Weekly panel honoring “Wonder Women: Female Power Icons in Pop Culture,” Weaver entered the room to a standing ovation, gun-toting “Lost” vixen Elizabeth Mitchell talked about the surprise joys of being sexy and almost 40.

For Elizabeth Mitchell, playing the formidable (and possibly villainous) Juliet Burke on “Lost” was the sci-fi prize of a lifetime. And when it came to her, she was more than ready.

“I have played better roles since I turned 30,” the 39-year-old actress said. “The roles have been far more interesting and far jucier. I got described as sexy for the first time at age 38. I think we are all allowed to be sexier after age 30.”

Source: SanDiego

There’s strong women

The other women on the panel were no slouches,though. Star and producer of “Dollhouse” Eliza Dushku, current double threat as Lt. Uhura in “Star Trek” and with a new role in James Cameron’s “Avatar,” Zoe Saldana, and Elizabeth Mitchell, who the Entertainment Weekly moderator called one of the most complicated women on television. All stars and strong female role models in their own right, but eclipsed by Weaver. And with lines like – “The second biggest bad— after Clint Eastwood, but I think she could take him” — she endeared herself to the crowd and further cemented her standing.

Elizabeth Mitchell’s character on “Lost” changes sides so often that some wondered if she ever knew what was going on as an actress.
“Liars are usually the best when they think they’re telling the truth.”

One question that was posed remained unanswered by any of the panelists, despite broad smiles when it was presented: If you could turn any male role into a female role, what would it be?

Source: Los Angeles Times

After last season’s explosive “Lost” finale, fans were abuzz trying to figure out just what the heck that flash of light meant for everyone on the island.

The character most in jeopardy, was Elizabeth Mitchell’s Juliet, whom we last saw detonating a nuclear device. Mitchell was one of the panelists at Thursday’s (July 23) “Entertainment Weekly: Wonder Women: Female Power Icons in Pop Culture” panel at Comic-Con, and her possible return to “Lost” was on everyone’s mind.

“It really depends,” Mitchell says. “I was talking to [producers] Damon [Lindeloff] and Carlton [Cuse], and they [told me], the best thing to say [here] is [that a return] depends on whether Jack’s plan [to prevent the crash from ever happening] works or not.”

Of course, Mitchell is a series regular on the new show “V” — which films in Vancouver — which could provide a wrinkle in any comeback plans since that’s quite a distance from Hawaii where “Lost” is shot. However, both shows air on ABC, so here’s hoping everyone plays nice and lets her appear on both shows.

Do you want Juliet to return for the final season of “Lost”?

Source: ZAPIT

Comic Con 2009: Elizabeth Mitchell Talks Juliet’s Fate on ‘Lost’

Producers have been telling her that Juliet’s scene at the end of season 5 was the cliffhanger that won’t determine clearly whether she is back on the next season or not.

While attending the 2009 San Diego Comic Con as part of “Wonder Women: Female Power Icons in Pop Culture” segment on Thursday, July 23, spared a time to talk about her show “Lost”. Asked by the moderator whether her character Juliet will be back for the sixth season or not, the actress wouldn’t give a definite answer but to say that it was “the cliffhanger”.

“It really depends,” Mitchell began. “I was talking to [producers] Damon [Lindeloff] and Carlton [Cuse], and they [told me], the best thing to say [here] is [that a return] depends on whether Jack’s plan [to prevent the crash from ever happening] works or not.” Her statement generated laughters from the audience.

Juliet was the last character seen on the season 5 finale of “Lost”.She volunteered [note: wtf? the writer here didn’t watch the finale at all] to go down the magnetic hole to blow up the island. And when the plan went wrong, she was desperately hitting on the bomb with a rock before the season ended with a white screen.

Elizabeth Mitchell was actually there in support of her new show “V” which is also on ABC. The new sci-fi series about aliens will start shooting in Vancouver while “Lost” retains its filming location in Hawaii. On Wednesday, July 22, there was a special screening of the series’ pilot that brought in the best interest from the audience among two others (Human Target and The Vampire Diaries).

Source: Ace

G4T: The guy from EW just promised that Elizabeth Mitchell would tell us everything she knows about the last season of Lost! Oh noes, I think he was kidding.
G4T:  Now Elizabeth Mitchell from Lost.
EM: I’ll be back depending on whether or not Jack’s plan works or not.
G4T: At the end of Lost this season, Juliet’s fate was left up in the air, a cliffhanger if you will.
EM: There is somewhat of a fear of sexuality in our culture. I was a huge fan of Sci-Fi when I was younger and I loved what it could do for women. They could be vibrant and strong.
EM: I’ve been cast in my best roles after the age of 30. We’re allowed to be sexy as we get older.

Source: g4tv

Hello from muggy San Diego! For one of my first activities here at Comic-Con, I attended a panel led by Entertainment Weekly titled “Wonder Women: Female Power Icons in Pop Culture” and featuring Sigourney Weaver, Eliza Dushku, Zoe Saldana and Elizabeth Mitchell in the hot seats.

Elizabeth Mitchell talked about her role on Lost and getting better roles after the age of 30: Mitchell was predictably coy when answering any question about her role as Juliet on Lost, a role that the EW moderator called “morally slippery,” and “the most complicated female character that any woman has had to play on television.” Mitchell explained that she likes playing “complicated women, they’re enticing to me,” and that she was told by Lost producers to say that Juliet’s fate “just depends on whether Jack’s plan works or not.” When the issue of age came up, she emphatically stated that “I have played better roles now after the age of 30. . . . I was called sexy for the first time at the age of 38 and I was thrilled! . . . I think we’re allowed to be sexier, I think we’re allowed to be all of those things after the age of 30. That has, of course, been in television,” she added, acknowledging once again that opportunities for women in TV are greater than those in movies.

Source: buzzsugar

Joining Weaver on stage were actors who have portrayed other female characters that have become iconic: Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost, V, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek, Avatar), and Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

Mitchell said she’d been getting better roles — juicier roles — since turning 30. “I was described as sexy at 38. That’s new and unique for me.”

Source: CinemaSpy

What’s next on Lost: Mitchell says she loves playing “complicated women” like Juliet, and she doesn’t feel Juliet is slippery – she’s just telling the truth as she sees it, but sometimes she takes wee shortcuts to get to the truth. So will she be back on Lost? “The best thing to say is it just depends if Jack’s plan works or not. Which is amazing, because then it’s not my fault.”

Source: io9

The panel went immediately to Q&A.

When asked why they decided to do this remake now, the producers agreed that “V is 25 years old and still loved. It’s a post 9/11 world, we have economic distress, we’re talking universal health care, and it just seemed like the right time to say “What if 29 ships just showed up to solve all our problems?”

When asked if the actors were familiar with the original material, Baccarin answered “I was totally into it originally, creeped out with my brother.”

Mitchell agreed, “I did watch it, I have huge memories of the alien baby.and I enjoyed watching the space shuttle races,” she said.

A fan asked if Baccarin will have to eat rats, like the original series, she answered “I’m gonna rely on my wonderful producers to not make me put furry things in my mouth.” In response to some subsequent juvenile snickers from the crowd, she said “Leave it…leave it alone right there!” to resulting laughter from the audience.

Another fan asked if the producers had trouble writing a new show based on an old one, to which Peteres answered, “It’s a wonderful, terrific piece when it was originally created, but the world was a different place and different things resonated with people then, than now. So, we are finding our own voice and way of telling it.”

Regarding Jace Hall and his experience with online ventures carrying over to this show, Hall responded, “Rest assured, we are absolutely thinking about it, talking to Scott and Jeff and with the studios and everyone is supportive…so, yeah.”

Responding to a comparison to “Battlestar Galactica,” Bell answered “They are a military show, we are not. There is something special about showing people of all races and creeds coming together, and what do you do when you are presented with something amazing…and rather than running away, people face it. What does a business man or a mom do when faced with this? But we are very aware of Battlestar and the precedent it has set.”

You can look forward to seeing “V” as a midseason show, most likely premiering sometime in November on ABC.

At the panel: Jeffery Bell, Scott Peters, Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Morena Baccarin, Scott Wolf, Steven Pearlman, Jace Hall; Moderated by Craig Thomashoff

Source: ComicBook


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