How would Damon and Carlton answer that one? Here's their answer:
Carlton Cuse: I think there was probably some martial arts in New Otherton.
Damon Lindelof: She probably went out shooting with Friendly back in the day, which is why she can handle a firearm so well. But the real inspiration for Juliet being a badass was Elizabeth herself. When she read for the part, she had this huge cast on her arm and was talking about her days of kickboxing....
Carlton Cuse: And then she beat Damon up.
Surprisingly, when the LOST cast members asked Darlton their own burning questions, they were a teeny-tiny bit more forthcoming. Unsurprisingly, most of their answers weren't enough to satisfy the cast members' questions.
At least they said some things that made me look forward to the rest of the episodes this season and beyond. Especially Episode 4x08. Wink wink.
Anyway, LOST's episode 4x06 entitled "The Other Woman" (Juliet-centred, I think) airs this Thursday night at 9 PM on ABC and CTV. The enhanced version of "The Constant" will air at 8 PM on ABC, A-Channel, and SPACE.