Rebecca Mader Confirms Death Of Charlotte

Menang CemeFor those of you who still felt there was hope for Charlotte, in a recent interview Rebecca Mader confirmed she had known about her death since June 08 before they began filming for Season 5.

I know some of you did not really like her character, but I think she was great and to lose her with so many more questions about who, how, what and why makes it worse.

Here is Mader’s interview with LA Times and she like previous cast members said there is a chance for a return in Season 6.

How did the producers break it to you that Charlotte was going to die?

I’ve known since June of ’08, because that’s when we negotiate contracts between seasons. Originally when I started on the show in August 2007, I was only supposed to do eight episodes. I ended up doing 20. I was on the show a lot longer than I thought I was going to be. A lot of it has to do with the writers strike. Less episodes in Season 4 meant back stories were compromised for the new people. I think that’s why my character carried into Season 5.

And how did you take it?

I was disappointed when I found out. When I got to the end of Season 4 and found out Charlotte had been born on the island, that was huge. So when I found out I was leaving, I was disappointed. Like all things, it’s for the best.

How much did they tell you about Charlotte initially?

When I first got the job, I was told nothing about my character. She’s an anthropologist and she’s tough; she’s a female Indiana Jones. That’s what I went into the show knowing. That’s all I knew all of Season 4, until the very end, when I learned I was originally from the island. I was on a break reading my script, and I said, “Bloody hell!”

It seems like the actors spend a lot of time just walking across the island. True?

[Lots of laughter] Traipsing. It’s a lot of traipsing. You have to do it a lot of times. First you walk up the hill, then you go down the hill, then you go back up the hill. By the end of the day, you don’t want to be on the hill anymore.

So many people who “die” on the show keep showing up. What’s your sense of how likely you are to return?

I may end up coming back in Season 6. Some people say, “You’ll be back!” If I’m not, never mind. If they turn around and ask me to come back, I’d be happy to do it.

Fans spend so much time obsessing over the clues on this show. How much time do the actors who make the show spend thinking over the creation of those clues?

[Laughter] I have to be careful how I answer this. I think they’re more concerned by what’s for lunch.

Source: LA Times

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Watch With Kristin

Bandar Ceme OnlineI’ve not had a chance to listed to this so no idea if there are any spoilers.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Lost and True Blood fans!

To celebrate, we’re spending a little heart-to-heart time with a couple you might not even know are married in real life: Michael Emerson (Benjamin Linus on Lost) and Carrie Preston (redheaded waitress and serial killer bride Arlene on True Blood). They had me over to their brand-new L.A. house for chocolate and cookies and scoop…my three favorite things!

Plus, because it’s the day of love, I’m bringing you scoop on the rest of your favorite TV couples, including Gossip Girl, Chuck, How I Met Your Mother, Fringe, The Office and Brothers & Sisters.

Also, we need to clear something up! When I called Lost’s Benjamin Linus a “conniving son of a Michael Emerson’s wife in real life” in the most recent Lost Redux, I was not trying to call his lovely wife Carrie Preston any sort of bad name. Carrie actually played Ben’s mother on Lost, see, so that’s what this crazy, hormone-riddled noggin’ was trying to say.

In fact, you should know, Carrie and Michael are just about the sweetest people you could meetΓÇöand he is decidedly nothing like Ben/Henry in real life! Not only did he and Carrie send me a sweet baby gift after the interview (seriously, who does that?), I just spotted him yesterday walking toward his house with a pretty bouquet of flowers.

And you ladies thought Jack and Sawyer were Lost’s greatest catches. Pshaw.

Source: E!Online

Michael Emerson Interview

Bandar CemeIt’s virtually impossible to tell whether Lost’s Ben Linus is a good guy or a bad guy. As much as we keep churning out the theories, TVGuide.com turned to Michael Emerson himself for his thoughts on Ben’s upcoming storylines. How much of Ben’s past will we see during the time jumps? Will we ever meet Annie? Have we already?

TVGuide.com: Has Ben’s revenge mission against Charles Widmore been trumped by the getting the Oceanic 6 to return to the island?
Michael Emerson: I think Ben has not forgotten what Charles Widmore has done to him, and I think he’s going to try to take care of that business at the same time as he’s taking care of the larger mission.

TVGuide.com: With all this time jumping happening on the island, will we see young Ben again?
Emerson: Yes. In fact, now that we are sort of ping-ponging around in the time-space continuum, all those backstories are re-emerging in more important ways. And the characters are, to some extent, going to be recontextualized. I know Ben is. You’re going to learn things about him that either mitigate or intensify some of the judgments you’ve made about him.

TVGuide.com: It’s pretty hard to tell if he’s good or bad on any given day.
Emerson: I think they mean you to be right there and not know. You may leave the series at the selesai conclusion still not knowing if he’s good or bad.

TVGuide.com: Did Ben’s little girlfriend Annie die in The Purge?
Emerson: We don’t know. That’s still up in the air, but I’m guessing that’s one of the most burning questions of the backstory that I’m sure will be dealt with. We have so much bouncing around in time and space to do this season it will make you dizzy. It’s also going to provide some thrills and chills. [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: So you think Annie will pop back into the picture?
Emerson: Yeah, I think so. In fact, I may go so far as to say we may already know Annie. Have you considered that? I’m not speaking from knowledge of a script because that’s not a thing that has been written, but stranger things have happened on the show. Everyone is more connected then they ever thought, and it’s often by blood.

TVGuide: Maybe Ben has unknown relatives on the island as well?
Emerson: That’s a good one. Or it could be a deal where maybe some people never escaped a time or place. Or maybe some people are no longer in control of the when of their lives. Our writers are smart sci-fi guys and they’re going to push the envelope.

TVGuide.com: How about revisiting that crush Ben had on Juliet?
Emerson: I think it must be explained, or its end must be explained ΓÇö the end of those feelings. You might want to put that in the file labeled “Stuff Ben Doesn’t Have Time to Think About But May Be Able to Further Down the Line.” I suppose it’s possible, though, that the writers have made us understand that Juliet made her feelings too clear to Ben and the world, and he’s moved on.

TVGuide.com: How often have your scenes crossed with Fionnula Flanagan’s Eloise Hawking?
Emerson: Well you haven’t seen it yet, but I’ve worked with her a lot. One of the tributes to the genius of our writers is they will introduce a character like Eloise Hawking in a one-off kind of deal and we all think, “Oh, that was an interesting side journey that we could have gone on and didn’t.” But the writers haven’t forgotten about it. They’ve brought it back around so it dovetails neatly with what’s going on.

TVGuide.com: Can you give us any idea on when or how we’ll next see Jacob?
Emerson: Jacob seems to have fallen away from our consciousness. The show is so much more wrapped up in intermediary leader figures. There seems to be a whole raft of people Ben must answer to, but they’re not as high up as Jacob. Jacob seems to have receded into the mist again ΓÇö sort of mysterious and godlike. He continues to be much talked about, and ultimately is the force behind the island. And the island is changing. We thought of it as a rock in the water, but now it appears to be more of a movable organism now. So to be in charge of such a thing ΓÇö what does that mean? These are questions I ask myself.

TVGuide.com: Do you ever find yourself just reeling after reading a script?
Emerson: I have read a couple of scenes in the middle part of the season where I’ve dropped the script while reading it, or I stood up and said, “Oh my God, they can’t do that, can they?” And they can. They can do whatever they want. There are a couple of things that will just make your hair stand on end. People across the country are going to jump up off their sofas and scream, “No! No way!” I just love it. [Laughs]

Source: TV Guide