EW.com Interview with Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse

Jeff Jensen of EW.com posted an interview with Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse, one that was specifically focused on the new characters that we will be seeing in Season 4, it’s definitely worth a read and here are the highlights:

*All of the characters will be appearing in more than one episode, and it sounds like most will be appearing at least throughout Season 4 and into Season’s 5 & 6; so some of them will be of importance to the overall story arc for the final 3 seasons

*The descriptions we have seen to date are not necessarily accurate:

CARLTON CUSE: We actually [have] the actors read fake [scenes] and give them fake character names because those casting [pages] travel so widely, there’s no way to maintain secrecy. So we basically have to come up with fake but analogous scenes that will show us qualities of an actor but won’t give away what the role is. So yes, the stuff out there is not totally accurate.
DL: In fact, only one of the character names that has gotten out there is literally accurate.

*Rebecca Mader’s character will be of English descent:

DL: What was really cool about Rebecca’s [audition] read was, she did it on tape, but the producer who was with her asked her, ”All these things on your résumé are from the BBC — are you British?” She said yes, and we asked her to read it again, this time as a Brit, and it opened up another dimension we hadn’t foreseen. Now she’s English.

So her Lost character is English?
DL: Now she is.

*Finally, regarding Fahey and his beard:

Amazing. Something to follow up on. On a slightly more superficial front, the most recent pics of Fahey have him sporting a very bushy beard. Are you going to have him shave?
CC: Honestly, we don’t know. We’re meeting him for lunch this week, and our understanding is that yes, he has a beard. But we have no idea if the beard is on the table — and frankly, I want to see it. Because given the character we have in mind for him, a beard just might work.

So, in summary, very little information that has leaked at this point can be trusted, but of these characters it would seem that Fahey could perhaps end up being the most important. Some of the other parts were written with the specific actors in mind, and in the case of Lance Reddick, they had actually evaluated him for the part of Eko initially, so there could be a potential connection with his new character.

Enjoy!

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5 Responses to EW.com Interview with Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse

  1. SpinPapi says:

    I love how they have a macro outline of the show but leave the micro somewhat “to fate,” that is, who is rubbing them the right way when it comes time to cast, how a particular character may bend or shape the story (and how it wouldn’t happen if it was anybody else in the role)…it gives them tremendous creative flexibility in each season to do something really unique that plays on the individual talents of the cast. Makes the LOST experience (pun intended) far richer and more vibrant.

  2. Toeknee says:

    I agree entirely with you, SpinPapi. And it really ticks me off when people spin (if I may borrow part of your name, SP) this as TPTB are “making it up as they go along,” as if this is some great evil that is not allowed in creating a complex story like Lost.

  3. DocH says:

    I’m glad to see some info start to flow from “Lost Robot” productions. They need to start the big tease again for next season because the casual & fringe viewership needs to hear that us loyalists are still a-buzz and interested in the saga. It is amazing when our excitement about LOST is low, our 10Mil voices equals 12Mil viewers. But, when we are excited and chatting/blogging or just spreading the word around the water cooler, ratings soar by 2-3 Mil more viewers than normal. Plus, online downloads go way-up too.
    Glad to see Fahey added to the line-up. I am sure he will be a key figure to the rescue frieghter-types, like Emerson is to the Others/Natives. While Emerson is OCD, maniacal, stop-at-nothing… I see Fahey as a stop-at-nothing, bottom-line oriented, corporate drill. His LOST character should be a “maximize-profit”, barely in the shadows, hands-on operator. He should be the puppet- master of the new faction (think of the corporate angle of the last Jurassic Park, or the profit driver from any of the King Kongs). Fahey should also be a (science) “man-of-action”, ala Kurt Russell in “The Thing”.

  4. tristan says:

    ok.. the new fall season is starting and i’m looking for my fave show, yeah, lost. i wanna get my party on and get all the friends over for the offical START of the GOOD STUFF. I have a big Lost party and serve a buffet and we have a blast and scream at the tv. its the best. Friends are saying, when’s the party? I’m looking, i’m looking, nowhere to be found. i canNOT believe we’re not getting anything until, what FEBRUARY!? stick it to me, man, cruel and mean!

    when will they get it? i was SO mad last time they did this, that HUGE wait. this just makes me MAD. oh well.. i’ll just find something else. I’m starting to forget EVERYTHING that happened! irk irk irk!!!!!!! last time this happened I wanted to boycott the network.

  5. Mary says:

    [quote comment=”111305″]ok.. the new fall season is starting and i’m looking for my fave show, yeah, lost. i wanna get my party on and get all the friends over for the offical START of the GOOD STUFF. I have a big Lost party and serve a buffet and we have a blast and scream at the tv. its the best. Friends are saying, when’s the party? I’m looking, i’m looking, nowhere to be found. i canNOT believe we’re not getting anything until, what FEBRUARY!? stick it to me, man, cruel and mean!

    when will they get it? i was SO mad last time they did this, that HUGE wait. this just makes me MAD.

    oh well.. i’ll just find something else. I’m starting to forget EVERYTHING that happened! irk irk irk!!!!!!! last time this happened I wanted to boycott the network.[/quote]
    I totally agree with your comment; I came to this site looking for information about the season premiere and what do I find? As you said, it doesn’t start until February!!! This is bogus, this is worse than having to wait for the X-files premieres!! This is excruciating; why are they doing this? If they want to maintain a stable fan base, they should rethink the dates of their season premieres otherwise people will go away in droves.

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