May 23, 2011
‘Lost’: Catching Up With the Cast: What Matthew Fox, Josh Holloway, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Co. are up to a year after signing off from the Island
Played fertility doctor Juliet Burke
ON FAN FEEDBACK ”There’s a whole bunch of people watching it on Netflix or DVD that say, ‘Oh my God, I just saw you for the first time last night!’ It keeps coming in waves, which is fun…. I was just on an airplane and the guy behind me was like, ‘I’m not trying to make your life difficult, but I loved Juliet.’ Why is that making my life difficult? What a wonderful thing to say!”
LIFE AFTER LOST Leaving the show after season 5 (but appearing in two episodes during the final season), Mitchell went on to star as FBI agent Erica Evans on ABC’s reimagining of ’80s alien-invasion miniseries V. ‘‘I always thought it would be really fun to be the lead protagonist in a sci-fi show — I’m a dork,” she laughs. ”I thought, ‘If you get a chance to do what you dreamed of doing when you were a kid, you should probably do it once. You should kick ass if given the opportunity. Fight some aliens.”’ In addition to saving the world, Mitchell plays a wife desperate to get pregnant in the upcoming indie drama Answers to Nothing, and guest-starred on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU this season as a teacher accused of killing a student.