Michael Emerson – Season 5 Interview

Thanks to TomIfor the heads up. And here starts the annual Michael Emerson 5 Million interviews :). Not that I’m complaining as I Bandar Ceme Online don’t think he’s ever done a bad Interview.

With season five of “Lost” just around the corner, I had chance to catch up with Michael Emerson who plays Benjamin Linus as the clock ticks down to the premiere.

Q: Last time we talked you professed your hope to get back to the stage. Have you had the opportunity to do any theater recently?
I haven’t because of scheduling. I’m beginning to think that there will be no stage work for me until Lost is over. We have such a narrow summer break. We have three months but it’s a very particular three months. I have a certain amount of visibility now so if they are gonna put me in a play it will probably be a substantial part which will entail a longer commitment. So I’ll just have to settle for drips and drabs of things I guess until then.

Q: When you get the opportunity to act on stage now is it work or a chance to recharge your batteries?
It’s exciting you get back to that more primal anxiety of a live performance. No rewind, no outtakes. And it’s far more rewarding. When you get the emotion on the spot like that, there is no feeling like it.

Q: You told me that before last season’s finale, three endings where shot for the simpulan scene. What was your first reaction when you realized it was Locke in the coffin?
I said, “Yes. Of course it has to be that.” The writers have an instinct to find the highest possible stakes. You say “It can’t be John Locke.” So the writers think alright let’s make it Locke. Lets find out how that works. They constantly meet you and raise you.

Q: In season five we find you right where we left you, over Locke’s body standing next to Jack. Do you think Locke is truly dead?
Well, he’s dead there. There are many places in the space/time continuum In one place we are one thing. In others we are something else.

Q: Headed to the new season will we get any new clues as to who Ben is and what he wants?
What is his uber-purpose? I think in a year we are gonna have this same convo. The answer to who and what Ben is part of the answer to the whole thing. It will continue to be reconceptualized. Ben’s past, his future. I think this is question that will be answered in the last three episodes.

Q: This season, the show has seemed to ditch the straight flash format and has moved on to something else.
I think everything is flash now. Flash forward flash back flash present flash other present. Other time zone other geographical zone. They’ve done what they do every year which is crank it one more notch in terms of narrative device. Every year they invent a device to tell the story they want to tell. It’s chaotic but stimulating.

Q: I read that Sterling Beaumon who plays Young Ben is back this year? Is that true?
I’ve seen him on the set. We should get a little more back story.

Q: In the first episode of the new season Ben tells Jack to pack anything he wants because he never coming back. What do you get from that?
That’s one of those things Ben says that I think we should take at face value. Based on his knowledge, they pasded through some kind of window and wont be able to go back through it.

Q: You’ve said before that you believe Ben is free floating through time and space. What did you mean?
When these wormholes are passed through, I don’t think they are purely temporal. They are temporal and geographical. When Ben pushed the donkey wheel and moved the island, he moved in time and space. His next waking moment he’s in his parka in the middle of the Sahara. And that’s not only a great distance but he calculated it was like a year and a half later. But I don’t think he has any control of that.

Q: With your wife getting a “Lost” role, any chance we’ll see you on her new HBO show, “True Blood”?
It’s a great show. I hope they show her off a bit more. I don’t know. I would love to make an appearance on “True Blood.” I would want to be something else though. Maybe a vampire, I dunno. I don’t know what there is left to be done.

Q: Any Ben-patented cryptic hints you might be able to throw us about what we can look forward to this season?
It would be safe to say that Ben has not yet lost his capacity to take a licking.
There’s more but I don’t want to be spoiling anything. I’ll give it to you after the premiere.

Source: Three8Six

Set Photos Pre-Xmas

Thanks to DarkUFO reader D-Unit for the following informasi and photos from his visit to the set before Xmas.

Here are the pictures I mentioned some time ago. They are a couple weeks old, but they do show that the filming at Camp Erdman and that the Beach set is being reconstructed. It’s amazing that the Beach set is so close to actual civilization. You’re literally less than 100 yards from some peoples back yards. Feel free to post them if you would like.

I believe from what we were told, that these pictures would fit in around Episodes 9, 10, 11, and possibly 12. At Erdman we see trailers for Sayid, Juliet, Jack, Kate, Locke, Hurley, and Sawyer. Locke’s was gone the next time we visited while the others names were still listed. We even saw Jorge being driven from Erdman to the staging area just off the highway at Dillingham as it was near lunch time and everyone was eating under a tent.

Source: D-Unit@DarkUFO

Episode 5.11 – Whatever Happened, Happened

Thanks to one of my sources on the Island (peytoncrimsucks) I’ve just been informed of the title for Episode 5.11. Note: I’ve updated the Episode Guide.

Whatever Happened, Happened

In this episode we see a Young Ben. We also see one main character shoot another main character in this episode. The person shot is seriously injured.

Source: peytoncrimsucks@DarkUFO

Dharma Special Access – Week 6 Video

Here is the latest video from Damon and Carlton.

Thanks to Greg Dean for the summary.

1. We will hear a Geronimo Jackson song in season 5.
2. The reason Christian was wearing white shoes will be definitively answered in season 5.
3. The 4-toed statue will be seen again in season 5, and possibly much more of it in season 6.

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1. Jack and Ben are right where we left them last Spring, in the funeral parlour with Locke, and this season’s action will start there.

2. Several important questions will be answered right off the bat, including why the Oceanic 6 must return to the Island, exactly what happened when Ben moved the Island and what Sun meant when she said that she and Widmore had common interests.

3. Remember The Arrow Station, where the tail section survivors hid from the Others back in year 3? We will revisit it and be informed of its very interesting purpose pretty early on in the premiere.

4. At least three people will be killed in the first act.

5. Sayid and Ben seem to be on especially bad terms.

6. Several characters who we’ve watched die will make return appearances.

6. Sawyer is shirtless for all 42 plus minutes of the first episode.

7. Daniel Faraday and his life’s work play a pivotal role in the premiere.

Source: Zap2IT