Friday, January 4, 2008

Jack Shephard Speaks!

I chanced upon this Entertainment Weekly interview with Matthew Fox - the hottest actor to play an intense spinal surgeon on TV. He talked about the best season finale ever ("Through the Looking Glass"), his two new movies (Vantage Point and Speed Racer), and LOST's Season Four.

He also confirmed one of my theories regarding the season three finale. If you remember, while Jack was talking to (would arguing with be a better term?) the new Chief of Surgery, Dr. Rob Hamill (who's a hottie, by the way), he said this:

OK, I'll tell you what, you do this. You get my father down here, get him down here right now, and if I'm drunker than he is, you can fire me.

When asked about this, he answered:

He was so loaded and emotionally distraught that he talks about his father as if he's still alive.

And then he went on and described what Damon Lindelof told him and how it made sense. And it does, compared to what the other fans say - such as, the reason Christian's body was not in the coffin was that he was somehow brought back to life (by the Island? by Cerberus? by Jacob?) and that he is indeed alive in the flash-forward.

When asked about one of the mysteries generated by TTLG - the identity of the person in the coffin, the death of whom brought Jack to a suicide attempt - he replied:

It hasn't been revealed yet. I'm pretty sure I know who it is, but I'm not 100 percent sure.

Apparently, he got an answer from Damon, but who knows, the answer that he got may not be who it really is.

He was also asked about what we're going to expect in season four, with all the new characters created and the new cast members. I won't re-print it here. But that, of course, led to the most reviled characters in LOST (and probably all TV) history: Nikki Fernandez and the surname-less Paulo. He said, "Those characters didn't work for me from the very beginning." He called it an experiment, and he agreed with the virtually entire LOST fandom that it didn't work. Yay!

He also discussed the ripping that LOST got for its split season schedule, particularly the six-episode introduction to the major fun that began in "Not In Portland". Here's what he has to say about it:

I kind of liked that. There's something really frightening about when the bandwagon-jumping starts, when it's all the rage. That's when you're like, I don't believe that everybody that's doing this is a completely truthful Lost fan. So there's something cool about now — I know we've got 15 million people watching the show, and these people are the same 15 million that have been die-hards from Day One. Those are the ones that we're making it for.

Fantastic response! Of course, I'm one of those 15 million people.

He also talked about Racer X, his role in the film Speed Racer:

Racer X is all about mystery. And it's all about not just disguise of suit, but it's disguise of voice — he's, like, impenetrable....

I've actually seen a trailer of Speed Racer. With the black leather costume, Matthew Fox is even hotter. Although I probably won't see any Jackface with the black leather mask. Racer X looks like the exact opposite of Jack Shephard, which is absolutely fine. I may just not have the chance to smile and think, "Jackface," while I'm watching the movie.

But I think I will see at least one Jackface in his other movie, Vantage Point, which is set to be released on 22 February 2008 (wow, the 15th anniversary of my father's death). Look at this trailer I saw on YouTube.

He also talked about his film career.

There's no question. For me, it's more about my own quality of life. It's better for me to do films because it gives me much more flexibility in my life. I love the idea of becoming all-consumed in this one thing for four months, and then it's done, and I'm just floating around going, F---, I don't know what I'm doing next.

If you don't know this by now, I'm a big fan of Jack Shephard and Matthew Fox. No matter how flawed and how broken the character is, I still love him. Did I mention, he's hot too?

I cannot wait for Season Four! Twenty-seven days to go!


Anonymous said...

Great show but I can't stand this pompous prick. Plus he's ordinary looking and has no charisma. I liked this interview though especially the part about how Jack and Kate have a weird gross bond in the future. As long as I don't have to watch this creep try and get physical with any women, I can pretty much ignore him and enjoy the show.

Adrienne Dinen said...

O... K... then...

Lemme guess, you're for Sawyer? Desmond? Sayid? Charlie? Jin? Michael? Hurley? Ben?

Juanita's Journal said...

"I've actually seen a trailer of Speed Racer. With the black leather costume, Matthew Fox is even hotter. Although I probably won't see any Jackface with the black leather mask."

I saw the movie on Saturday. You do get a chance to see Jackface. Even better, there is one scene in which he fights a Ninja assassin, while wearing a bath towel.