What will be different
in season three?
Carlton Cuse (Executive Producer): We had a lot of mythology in the show
last year, and I think we are interested, writing wise, on telling stories
more on a romantic axis and more action-adventure this year. There will
be plenty of weird stuff in the show too, for all the people who love
'Lost' for the unexpected twists and turns.
This season will
be filled with romance. Who do you think is best for Kate?
Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austen): For most of season one and two, I thought
Sawyer was better for Kate because they were on a level with each other.
They were really compatible in the way they mutually understood and respected
each other, and Jack was always a little high and mighty for Kate. But
I feel Kate has grown enough in these two seasons, so she is on a level
with both of them now. I feel like it could split either way, and Kate
will be equally satisfied.
How has your lifestyle
changed since moving to Hawaii?
Evangeline Lilly: It has changed. I cannot wear scarves, boots, coats
and hats anymore. I miss it like it crazy. I'm a good Canadian girl. I
miss all that good stuff. I miss tobogganing and I miss snowboarding,
but I have also learned to surf. I've become a water baby, which I used
to be relatively terrified of the water.
How was your summer?
Evangeline Lilly: My whole summer was wonderful. I went up to Canada,
and I went to Europe for a while. I tried desperately to relax and to
stay away from the media -- no offense -- and fanfare as much as possible
and pretend I was this anonymous schoolgirl again.
Do you like the
action side of Kate?
Evangeline Lilly: I love it. My best days on set are when I'm doing my
own stunts because emotionally you become so wildly drained. I will go
home so much more exhausted from an emotional scene than I do from a physical
scene. A physical scene invigorates me. It gives me energy. I go home
pumped up. I love that Kate is an action woman and I love that she breaks
the stereotype of the women sitting by the campfire cooking the food while
the men go off on these heroic expeditions.
If you could change
one thing about your character, what would that be?
Michael Emerson (Henry Gale): I would make him irresistible to women.
Terry O'Quinn (John
Locke): More sex.
What was your favorite
moment from season two?
Michael Emerson (Henry Gale): I liked when Mr. Eko cut off the little
bit of his beard and offered it to me. That was a creepy moment. It was
electrifying the playing of the scene and we did it several times and
it was always a little bit scary.
Yoon-jin Kim (Sun
Kwon): Out of Sun and Jin's moments when they bump into each other. It
was supposed to be our flashback and we never worked together. We would
say, "How was your episode coming along?" In the very last moment
when they bump into each other. I loved it. I loved how they shot it and
how that moment came up.
Daniel Dae Kim (Jin
Kwon): Learning about Sun's pregnancy for Jin. I think that was a pretty
Jorge Garcia (Hugo "Hurley" Reyes): I am proud of the episode
'Dave,' and kissing on the cliff top was a cool moment. 'Dave' was great.
I got to show all different sides of my character.
Terry O'Quinn (John
Locke): Smashing the computer. I was tired of pushing the button.
Carlton Cuse: I loved Adewale's reciting the 23rd Psalm over the burning
wreckage of his brother's plane. That moment really got to me. He did
such a great job performance wise there. It was really moving.
Bryan Burk (Producer):
I loved the opening of season two. We came right in and did not dance
around. We saw the inside of the hatch immediately. That was an exciting
moment. We are fans first and we would be absurdly frustrated if the first
few episodes were "they found another hatch!" I also thought
Michael's killing of Anna Lucia and Libby was tragic and shocking.
(Composer): I loved the whole Hatch thing. I loved when Hurley was passing
out the food and he was going through this whole struggle and finally
just said screw it and handed it to everyone.
What are you most
excited about in season three?
Evangeline Lilly: Personally, I'm looking forward to yet again settling
a little bit farther into the lifestyle and the industry because it is
something that is all so new to me. The first year, particularly, it was
very stressful and it was very intense. I like the idea that as every
year goes by that intensity will mellow and I will be able to spend a
little bit more time relaxing and enjoying the benefits of the job and
the industry rather than trying to play catch up.
Michael Emerson Michael Emerson: I'm just excited about the ride. I'm
excited to see where these geniuses that write the show intend to take.
It is always beyond my wildest expectations.
Yoon-jin Kim: To find
out whom the Others are. I can't wait. It has been bothering me all summer
and hopefully I and we will all find out.
Jorge Garcia: I'm
excited to find out what has happened. There is so much tragedy that hit
Hurley at the end of season two. I just want to see how he came out of
it. How is he different and how he has changed? In the second episode,
there is a little more of Hurley than in the first.
Terry O'Quinn: Potential.
I'm most excited about possibility. They haven't told us anything. I just
hope it is good.
Carlton Cuse: The
first six episodes are going to focus on the dilemmas that were set up
in the finale last year; the fact that Jack, Kate and Sawyer are in captivity.
The fact the hatch blew up or did something weird. And also, there is
Sayid, Sun and Jin off in that sailboat and what is going to happen to
them. There are a lot of balls that are up in the air. Those questions
will all be addressed in the first six episodes, but obviously new story
complications will arise. There is going to be a great cliffhanger at
the end of episode six, which will hopefully keep everyone chomping at
the bit for the show's return in February, and then it will run straight
through May, which we love. We love the momentum of that.
Bryan Burk: The first
episode is spectacular. We are jumping right into a whole new season.
It will set the tone for what the show will be this year. Every year we
try to figure a new way to go in. It is exciting finding new ways to tell
our story every year. If we can't reinvent ourselves every year, then
why do it. That's what's exciting.
Are we going to
learn more about the Others?
Michael Emerson: We are going to live with the Others for a lot of time.
I think we are going to grow in sympathy for them. We are going to begin
to see they are like us. Their hearts can be broken. They have special
missions, special habits ... fashion problems.
Carlton Cuse: We are
seeing the Others through the eyes of our characters. They are the window
through which we learn about this other group of people on the island.
Are we going to
see a more likeable side of the Others?
Carlton Cuse: What you think now about the Others is not the complete
story. There is a lot more to know about them. I think you will have a
different view of them after the end of this season.
What makes the
show so popular?
Bryan Burk: The subliminal messages that we send out to our audience.
If you slow it down on your Tivo, you will discover them. (Laughs) When
we were doing the pilot and we were staying in Honolulu and every day
Damon [Lindelof] and I would drive an hour each way from the hotel to
the beach -- just the two of us -- and this was every day for weeks. We
were convinced this show would never work, but we knew we would love it.
It felt like you were 10 years old and talking about your favorite movie.
JJ [Abrams] had a great quote when we started doing the pilot, "They
are letting us make it. It's crazy. It feels like we are in film school
and we convinced the faculty into letting us do whatever we want."
That is exactly what it is like. The fact that we have such a supportive
studio and network is great. Imagine walking into a network that does
great shows like 'Desperate Housewives' and 'Grey's Anatomy,' and we come
in a say there is a hatch and a guy pressing a button and they don't bat
How are you alike
and how are you different than your character?
Michael Emerson: I'm a person who enjoys language. Henry is a good talker
and he is a good listener. He has a keen sense of psychology. He has good
Years from now
in the series finale, what would you like to see happen to your character?
Jorge Garcia Jorge Garcia: I think we are this side of the mountain, that
I don't have enough information to make a guess, but at some point I,
think Hurley should be the leader.
Yoon-jin Kim: I would like to do more action stuff. I just run away from
things. I want to hold a gun once in a while. I think I would be good.
Terry O'Quinn: Because
I like him, I hope he finds peace of mind.
If you could change
something about your character, what would it be?
Yoon-jin Kim Yoon-jin Kim: I would like to see Sun become more independent
and more of her own self, instead of always depending on someone else
whether that is Jin or Kate. She is always going to someone to find answers.
We all do that in some way, but in the end, I wish she would focus on
herself and ask what she wants. Be the 21st century woman. That is what
I would like to see.
Daniel Dae Kim: I
look forward to the day where he is more integrated into the group. He
spent so much time being an outsider, by his choice, and I'm curious to
see what that dynamic is when he decides to be part of things. I hear
that he will be learning some more English this year, and if that's the
case then I'm sure there will be a lot of different possibilities for
What are some of
the themes you are going to explore in season three?
Carlton Cuse: The main theme is us versus them, but the question is who
"us" is and who is "them"? We tend to sort of objectify
people we don't know very much about. That is happening very much in our
world today. 'Lost,' in a way, is a microcosm. You have these other people
on the island, and you think they are evil and bad and malevolent, but
that might not be the full story. They may be thinking the same thing
about our characters. It is not going to be clear cut as one might expect
from the set up. We have Sayid, who is a republican guard soldier and
I think he confounds your expectations. He is capable of violence, but
there is a deep heart and soul to that man.
With Sun's pregnancy,
do you have an opinion on who the father is?
Daniel Dae Kim Daniel Dae Kim: I like to believe that it is Jin's. I would
like to believe his boys are strong swimmers, but we will see.
Do you still worry
about being killed off?
Daniel Dae Kim: I have to admit in season one I worried about getting
killed off. A lot of us worried about getting killed off because we were
all having such a good time here. As the seasons progressed, I feel like
we are more accustomed to the idea of it, so we live life like we do in
real life. We enjoy every day as best as we can and see what happens in
What are some of
the misconceptions about a TV composer?
Michael Giacchino: There is a misconception that TV composers are not
as good as film composers. That is so not true because there are a lot
of guys working on TV that are fantastic composers. TV also doesn't allow
you to record with a live orchestra. We do on 'Lost.' We are lucky. It
is more expensive. It used to be the way it was done all the time on TV.
Studios don't want to pay for it. We are lucky because they do pay for
it for us. We fight for it.
Are certain characters
tough to score?
Michael Giacchino: Everyone has their own specific themes. They each have
their own specific challenges. The trick is to get inside their head and
represent who they truly are and not just represent what they are doing
on screen. For example Hurley on screen, you could argue that he is a
funny character and comic relief. I would say that he is one of the sadder
characters inside. When I deal with him, I treat it that way. It is all
about the subtext.
Do you have a definitive
end for the show?
Carlton Cuse: Yes. I don't think in this kind of a show or any kind of
a story you can wrap up every loose end. We do have a final episode for
the show, and we do know where it is going. It is just a question of when
we will get there.