JULY 2009 (Comic Con)
Elizabeth Mitchell talks ‘Lost’, ‘V’
In our final instalment from this year’s Comic-Con (tissues at the ready), we’re servicing all the Lost and/or V fans out there courtesy of the delightful Elizabeth Mitchell. Hopefully you’ve already read our live Lost blog, and may have a few burning questions. How long is Juliet back for? How is Mitchell’s new character, Erica, different from Juliet? As ever, read on to find out!
With V, what potential do you see for storytelling?
“One of the reasons I chose it is because I don’t like to be bored. I truly belive that it’s almost limitless. You always have a lot of interpersonal relationships. I even haven’t met – on camera – half of the actors that I’m working with. You have things that are the way they are now, and then they could go in any different direction. I cannot stand when things go into a formula – I like things to be active, I like to be interested, and I like things to be sexy.”
What has been saved from the original series?
“I know that they’re gonna try and take the most iconic moments and make sure that they do service to them. I think that all of the ‘Oh my God!’ moments will all be in there.”
How is your character different from Juliet?
“I always say that Juliet has the weight of the world on her shoulders – she’s spent basically three years being tortured. She is someone who is shell-shocked, but still walks, runs, crawls and strides through life. She continues to push through and I love that about her. Playing someone who is that broken, but still walking around, has been an incredible joy for me.
What I enjoy about Erica is that it’s the flipside of that: she is someone who is not broken – yet! She’s somebody who spends every second trying to protect her world and her people. She’s so active – she’s not someone who has made crazy, horrible choices. We get to see her at the beginning of this journey. I like that she’s tough. You don’t wanna mess with her! So I liked that Juliet was sneaky, and I love that Erica is out there.”
What’s your theory about Lost?
“My theory about Lost is what it always has been – it’s some sort of place where people who have done bad things go to redeem themselves. But I could be wrong! That’s what I’ve always thought.
What’s happened to Juliet?
Some of it you can imagine and some of it you can’t.”
How many episodes will you be back for?
“I’m not sure, but it’s more than one.”
Source: Digital Spy