March 10, 2008
Elizabeth on the TV Guide Magazine’s Cover With Naveen Andrews – Issue March 10-16, 2008
Lost’s Killer Season
Lost’s Elizabeth Mitchell and Naveen Andrews are both trying to fit comfortably inside a phone booth when their TV Guide photo shoot suddenly takes a playful turn.
The actress – the show’s Other-worldly Juliet – wraps one leg around her costar, exposing a long stretch of skin through the slit in her show-stopping black gown. “I’d like to have a gun strapped to my let, “ she says with a giggle. “Or a nice, shiny Hitchcock knife.”
Mitchell could be channelling a heightened version of her character. In the March 6 episode, Juliet is armed when she’s instructed to kill for Others ringleader Ben – a j ob we also saw Andrew’s Sayid tasked with in a flash-forward.
Such twits are all part of Lost‘s creatively recharged Season 4. Not since Year 1 has ABC’s Emmy-winning drama been this consistently thrilling. The flash-forward odyssey of the Oceanic 6 – the survivors who made it off the island and back to the future – has infused the series with renewed urgency and richer emotional resonance. “It’s heartbreaking to see these characters we love so hopeful [about] getting rescued,” Mitchell says. “because we’ve seen that thing after the fact haven’t turned out so well.”
That’s an understatement.