Latest From Kristin – 2Nd Feb

Update: Thanks to Sawyer840 here are all Kristins Red Carpet Interviews from the Premiere Party.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VotWEhZvEFs

Thanks to Rachel for the heads up.

Note: The video below is not working for me so I’m not sure if it’s a US only one.

There is at least one moment that will make you shriek out loud in tonight’s two-hour Lost premiere, which is television at its very best. It is, as they say, a “game-changer.”

So what else is in store for this groundbreaking series’ selesai season? What about Walt? The Smoke Monster? Claire’s relation to Jack? I just chatted up the entire cast and show masterminds Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, and without giving away anything too spoilery (what’s the fun in that?), here’s what you absolutely need to know…

Will We See the Man in Black Again? Smokey? Jacob? Find out in the video above in the fun little game of “False, True or Hell No, I Won’t Tell You” that I played with some of the cast and producers. (I got much more scoop from them but it needs to hold til after the premiere so stand by for that.)

The Premiere Rocks. I’ll say it again: Tonight’s two-hour premiere is my favorite episode since Lost’s groundbreaking pilot five years ago. The show is instantly broader and more meaningful than it was before. It’s as if the fate of the whole world now depends on what is happening on this island…

There Will Be Answers. “Exactly 73 questions will be answered in the selesai season,” boss Carlton Cuse tells me, and naturally, he’s joking. “We’re going to answer the questions that matter to our characters,” Damon says in all seriousness. “If they care about it, then we’re going to answer it. If it affects their lives, than we’re going to deal with it.”

There Will Be Family Matters. Urkel is guest starring! I keed. When asked if Claire (Emilie de Ravin) will find out Jack is her brother, Matthew Fox tells me, “Yes, I think you’ll get an opportunity to see that.” And here’s my favorite tease from Michael Emerson (Ben) about the selesai season: “In the 13 episodes [we’ve shot so far], huge chucks of the puzzle have fallen into place. Some quite shocking, and some really satisfying. Some of those puzzle pieces answer whole families of questions. So the audience can have hope for resolution and satisfaction.” When asked if he specifically chose the word “families” for a particular reason, Emerson says knowingly: “You know that nothing is accidental with Lost.” Chills, meet spine.

What About Walt? Though Damon and Carlton say there are no current plans to bring Malcom David Kelley (Walt) back, his onscreen father is hopeful. “I’m hoping he’s the next leader of the island,” Harold Perrineau (Michael) tells me. “He starts it all over again. In 2012, Lost is back with Malcolm. He’s 20 feet tall now and can kick my ass.”

Sayid Might Be OK. His character was shot in the stomach when we last saw him, but as Naveen Andrews says in the clip above, “Lots of people have been in dire situations, right? And somehow, some way they pull through.”
The Very End Will Satisfy Some of You. “The ending we promise you will be very emotional,” Carlton explains. “That’s what we think matters, what happens to the characters.

The Premiere Was Leaked. In case you didn’t hear, the premiere episode was leaked on YouTube via fan videos taken at Sunday’s Hawaii beach event, but here’s the truly incredible thing: Very few of you have actually clicked to watch it (many vidoes received only a few hundred hits), recognizing that you didn’t wait all this time to watch some lame shaky FlipCam version of this visually inspiring series. And that is why I heart you.

Just Wait Till You See Next Week’s Episode. More on that in tonight’s first Lost Redux (should be posted about 10 pm ET/7 pm PT), but I now know what’s in store for next week and in all seriousness could not sleep last night thinking about all the ramifications of it. It will be an entirely different series with an entirely different framework after the end of next Tuesday’s episode.

Why I’m Not Saying More Till You See It: As Daniel Dae Kim puts it, “Because people have waited so long for answers, and because they’re coming out, it’s probably best to be a little more tight-lipped than usual.” Wise words from a guy I adore, so I’m heeding ’em.
That said, I would absolutely love to meet any of you who are interested in “watching” the premiere with me in the comments section below tonight from 8 to 10 pm ET (sorry, West Coasters, but you can read the exchange afterward?). Join me if you’d like, and I’ll answer the questions I can?If you promise to hold me tight when Terry O’Quinn’s big moment is revealed.
Enjoy.

Source: E!Online

Latest From Docjensen – Damon And Carlton Answers

Thanks to Mazin and NoOne and everyone else for the heads up.

EW: The whole idea of flash-sideways and the plan to use season 6 to show us a world where Oceanic 815 never Bandar Ceme crashed — how long has that been in the works? Why did you want to do it?
DAMON LINDELOF: It’s been in play for at least a couple of years. We knew that the ending of the time travel season was going to be an attempt to reboot. And as a result, we [knew] the audience was going to come out of the “do-over moment” thinking we were either going start over or just say it didn’t work and continue on. [We thought] wouldn’t it be great if we did both? That was the origin of the story.
CARLTON CUSE: We thought just doing one [of those options] would inherently not be satisfying. Since the very beginning of the show, characters started crossing through each other’s stories. Part of our desire [in season 6] is to show that there’s still this kind of weave, that these characters still would have impacted each other’s lives even without the event of crashing on the Island. Obviously, the big question of the season is going to be: How do these [two timelines] reconcile? However, for the fans who have not watched the show closely, that’s an intact narrative. You can just watch the flash sideways — they stand alone all by themselves. For the fans who are more deeply embedded in the show, you can watch those flash sideways, compare them to what transpired in the flashbacks and go, “Oh, that’s an interesting difference.”
LINDELOF: Right out of the gate, in the first five minutes of the premiere, you get hit over the head with two things that you’re not expecting. The first is that Desmond is on the plane. The second thing that we do is we drop out of the plane and we go below the water and we see that the Island is submerged. What we’re trying to do there is basically say to you, “God bless the survivors of Oceanic 815, because they’re so self-centered, they thought the only effect [of detonating the bomb] was going to be that their plane never crashes.” But they don’t stop to think, “If we do this in 1977, what else is going to affected by this?” So that their entire lives can be changed radically. In fact, it would appear that they’ve sunken the Island. That’s our way of saying, “Keep your eyes peeled for the differences that you’re not expecting.” Some of these characters were still in Australia, but some weren’t. Shannon’s not there. Boone actually says that he tried to get her back. There are all sorts of other people that we don’t see. Where’s Libby? Where’s Ana Lucia? Where’s Eko? These are all the things that you’re supposed to be thinking about. When our characters posited the “What if?” scenario, they neglected to think about what the other effects of potentially changing time might be and we’re embracing those things.

That said, are you saying definitively that detonating Jughead was the event that created this new timeline? Or is that a mystery which the season 6 story will reveal?

LINDELOF: It’s a mystery. A big one.
CUSE: We did have some concern that it might be confusing kind of going into the season. To clear that up a little bit: The archetypes of the characters are the same and that’s the most significant thing. Kate is still a fugitive. If you were to look at the Comic-Con video, for instance, that now comes into play. There was a different scenario in that story. She basically blew up an apprentice plumber as opposed to killing her biological father/stepfather. Those kind of differences exist, but who the characters fundamentally are is the same. If it becomes too confusing for you, you can just follow the flash sideways for what they are. It’s not as though there’s narrative that hangs on the fact that you need to know that this event was different in that world, in the flashback world versus the sideways world. That’s not critical for being able to process the narrative this season.

Is there a relationship between Island reality and sideways reality? Will they run parallel for the remainder of the season? Will they fuse together? Might one fade away?

LINDELOF: For us, the big risk that we’re taking in the tamat season of the show is basically this very question. [Lindelof then explains the show has replaced the trademark “whoosh!” sound effect marking the segue between Island present story and flashbacks or flash-forwards, thus calling conspicuous attention to the relationship between the Island world and the Sideways world.] This is the critical mystery of the season, which is, “What is the relationship between these two shows?” And we don’t use the phrase “alternate reality,” because to call one of them an “alternate reality” is to infer that one of them isn’t real, or one of them is real and the other is the alternate to being real.
CUSE: But the questions you’re asking are exactly the right questions. What are we to make of the fact that they’re showing us two different timelines? Are they going to resolve? Are they going to connect? Are they going to co-exist in parallel fashion? Are they going to cross? Do they intersect? Does one prove to be viable and the other one not? I think those are all the kind of speculations that are the right speculations to be having at this point in the season.

LINDELOF: But it is going to require patience. We’ve taught the audience how to be patient thus far, so while they’re getting a lot of mythological answers on the island early in the season, this idea of what is the relationship between the two [worlds] is a little bit more of a slow burn.

Did Jughead really sink the Island? And is it possible that the Sideways characters are now caught in a time loop in which they might have to go back in time and fulfill the obligation to continuity by detonating the bomb?

LINDELOF: These questions will be dealt with on the show. Should you infer that the detonation of Jughead is what sunk the island? Who knows? But there’s the Foot. What do you get when you see that shot? It looks like New Otherton got built. These little clues [might help you] extrapolate when the Island may have sunk. Start to think about it. A couple of episodes down the road, some of the characters might even discuss it. We will say this: season 6 is not about time travel. It’s about the implications, the aftermath, and the causality of trying to change the past. But the idea of continuing to do paradoxical storytelling is not what we’re interested in this year.

Source: EW

Latest From Tv Guide – Elizabeth Mitchell Interview

Thanks to Carry for the heads up.

Poor Juliet (Elizabeth Mitchell). As if falling into the Swan hatch and exploding the bomb wasn’t enough of a sendoff at the close of Lost’s Season 5, she died in the simpulan season opener in Sawyer’s arms — after a simpulan kiss and a mysterious message. While fans are still mourning the loss of Dr. Burke, TVGuide.com jumped on the phone with Mitchell, who’s shooting ABC’s alien-invasion drama V in Vancouver. The 39-year-old actress says that Juliet may be dead, but Mitchell is returning to Hawaii soon as the show winds down. So who was Juliet asking to coffee? What does “it worked” mean?

TVGuide.com: It felt like we watched you die twice and it was harder the second time around. Was it even more of a heartbreaking moment for you playing that with Josh Holloway?
Mitchell: [Laughs] I’m so sorry about that. You basically just watched me die again. That’s exhausting. I guess it was bittersweet. I was so happy to be there because I didn’t think I was coming back at all. I was grateful. I enjoy V so much, so it felt like icing on the cake. I like Josh so much. We came full circle together in so many ways, so for us, it was just a joy to be together. I enjoy him so much, he has a new baby, he’s full of love, laughter and excitement. The playing of it was fun and the hanging out with him was fun. He just plays guitar and we sang and had a good time. I would work with him anywhere.

TVGuide.com: We hear you will be returning again. When will we see that?
Mitchell: Yes, I will. I wish I could tell you. I don’t think I’m allowed to, but I shoot it pretty soon, so I don’t know when it will be, but it is going to happen. They’re trying to work out the dates right now.

TVGuide.com: With whom will you have scenes?
Mitchell: I wish I knew. I actually really don’t know that. You know those last lines she had in the premiere, where she said, “We can go dutch,” she was obviously talking to somebody. I just don’t know who she was talking to, so I feel like it will be really interesting to find out who and what situation that’s in. Maybe that’s what they’re going to do.

TVGuide.com: Fans like to think she was asking Sawyer to coffee and maybe we’ll see them together in the finale.
Mitchell: You know, that’s what I think in my head and I certainly hope that’s what it is. As a matter of fact, they told me when I come back that we’ll see her and then they told me a situation and what my emotional temperature would be, but they wouldn’t say anything about who with. [Evangeline Lilly] and I keep hoping that it’s going to be Kate and Juliet together; the two of them having coffee, hanging out, talking about everything. [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: Who would you like to see Juliet end up with: Jack, Sawyer or neither?
Mitchell: It’s really hard to say because I always felt like Kate and Sawyer had the most amazing chemistry. As it’s gone on, I feel like Kate and Jack are having this wonderful chemistry. Given that everything is split all over the place, maybe Juliet gets one or the other in one of the times. I actually felt like she was the most peaceful with Sawyer, so I would love to see her peaceful. She was so happy. She loved him so much. I love [Matthew Fox], but I think it could be James at this point in time, which is a complete turnaround from where I was before.

TVGuide.com: They do have the alternate story line. Might we see her off the island?
Mitchell: Exactly. I don’t know. That’s my assumption. I’m assuming that we will. I know I will get the script soon, which will be very hard to get away from my husband because it will have all kinds of answers.

TVGuide.com: Is it the finale that you’re coming back for?
Mitchell: It might be. It will be towards the end. They are in their last bit of shooting, so it will be near the end somewhere, but I don’t know where.

TVGuide.com: Through Miles (Ken Leung), Juliet conveyed that “It worked.” Is she talking about the alternate universe?
Mitchell: How cool was that?! That’s what I thought, that’s exactly what I thought. You know how devious and genius the producers are. It could be anything. We can think we have it completely sewn up and they just turn us on our ears; that’s what they do.

What ending would you like to see for Juliet?

Source: TV Guide

Nestor Carbonell Interview

Thanks to KeepingAwake for the heads up on this article with Nestor

Even though Bandar Ceme Online I’m trying to remain unspoiled, I’ve heard that you may have already taped a Richard flashback episode. Hypothetically, if that did happen, did it hypothetically turn out like you thought it would?
I think we can safely say that I did shoot one. I obviously can’t go into detail as to the nature of the episode, but the writers delivered a script that I was really blown away by. I’ve been wondering for three and a half years who my guy is, and I’ve been writing my own history to justify what I did; when I finally got it, I realized how off the mark I was, but I was really blown away. It’ll come in at the midpart of the season, and it’ll answer not just questions about the origin of my character but really also the mythology and the real nature of the island. It’s a big reveal, and it wildly exceeded my expectations.

Is it the sort of thing where the writers will let you know that your episode is coming up, or does it just arrive on your doorstep and you’re like, “Oh shit! This is my episode!”
They gave me a bit of a heads-up, and I can’t say why, but there needed to be one. I knew it was my episode about two episodes in advance, and [co-executive producer] Carlton Cuse also called me and said how excited he was about the episode and how much it would reveal. When he called me, I said, “Oh my God, I can’t wait to read it now,” and then when I read it, it blew my mind. Part of me always wondered, “Do I really want to know everything about this guy? Do I want it to remain a little bit of a mystery and not get a full backstory?” But when I read how they handled it, it was really quite amazing. They revealed quite a bit, but there’s still some questions I don’t fully know, and I’d imagine we’ll get some of those answers. The bigger questions about him, though, they do tackle.

Source: Full Interview @ movieline

Latest From Tv Guide Magazine

What’s going on with the “flash-sideways?”
Say goodbye to flashbacks and flash-forwards, and hello to this season’s “different kind of storytelling device” the producers cryptically teased for months. “The flash-sideways enable us to return to Season 1’s character-centric episodes,” explains executive producer Damon Lindelof. “They’ll show what [the characters’] lives would have been like if Oceanic 815 had landed and how their lives are different from the lives that we knew before.” In one reality, the bomb sent the islanders back to 2007 after Desmond had blown up the Swan hatch. In the coinciding alternate reality, “We’ll all criss-cross in very different ways,” says Yunjin Kim (Sun). “Certain characters will recognize each other and certain won’t.”

So should we discard all we learned in the previous seasons’ flashbacks?
Pretty much, says executive producer Carlton Cuse. “All that matters now are the flash-sideways stories,” he says. “These stories contain differences that you don’t need to try to reconcile, but loyal fans will find interesting.” For instance, Evangeline Lilly says Kate’s flash-sideways reveals that “instead of being a really tormented fugitive on the run, she’s now a fugitive-on-the-run who gets a kick out of it.” In his Ben-centric March 9 episode, Michael Emerson says, “You’ll see a man who is only faintly recognizable as the Ben we’ve known. What if Ben had been born and lived in unextraordinary circumstances? What might he have been like?” Josh Holloway tells us that Sawyer’s March 16 episode will show Sawyer is “the same guy, but on the other side of the law.” The March 30 Sun/Jin story will reveal “a totally different relationship” for the couple, explains Kim, where “they are no longer living in Seoul and Sun didn’t have to leave Jin at the airport.” And Hurley will no longer be cursed by the numbers. “He went from being the unluckiest guy in the world to the luckiest,” says Jorge Garcia. “He’s rich in good fortune.”

Source: TV Guide Magazine