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A few Lost articles: Foxy, Naveen

Turns out Foxy's not done filming Lost for the season. He wrapped filming in West Virginia on "We Are Marshall" and was going back to Hawaii. He still has more filming to do on the film, so looks like he's getting back his original hair color, then back to the clownish red. :-/

Fox, who has his hair colored red to represent Dawson, finished his Huntington filming schedule Thursday. He heads back to Hawaii to resume work on 'Lost." He'll rejoin the cast and crew when filming resumes in Atlanta. That's where the football scenes will be shot.
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Also, someone posted a bit of gossip that Foxy refused to "be associated with" a gay publication, which implies that he's homophobic. Here's some previous articles that, to me, indicate he's anything but. First of all, he did an interview with The Advocate, which he could easily have turned down or been "too busy" for, but he not only did it, he said he loved having gay fans.
"That's awesome!" says Matthew Fox, laughing, when he's informed that gay audiences love him. That adoration began during Fox's stint as the protective older brother on the family drama Party of Five, but it's been deepened by the Wyoming born actor's current role as Jack, the doctor turned reluctant leader to his fellow crash survivors on ABC's hit series Lost.
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And here's what he said to InStyle about growing up in Wyoming (and Brokeback Mountain).
Q: How do you think of the gay-themed Brokeback Mountain is affecting the cowboy image?

A: I like to see [daring] movies being done. Wyoming is so beautiful. One of my favorite things is to take walks out into the nothingness -- you can feel and hear yourself more clearly. At the same time, it's got a frontier mentality that leads to some tragic things. In high school many guys died --- from drunk driving, suicide or a fight involving a two-by-four outside the Holiday Inn at Riverton. That affected me.

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Also, Naveen goes ahead and reaffirms my new love for him by continuing to have a problem with them killing off Shannon.

Andrews called her death "brutal and completely unnecessary. I fail to understand, actually, why they feel this need to get rid of people."
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But then he goes and says something like this:
"To me, it's always been the kind of show I couldn't imagine going as long as Friends--three, maybe four seasons at the very most.

"Surely after the third season it really will be scraping the bottom."


(From WENN here, which is kind of a dodgy source. They're British-based and provide the IMDB news too, so it's always funny to read "American star Tom Cruise" or something like that when you're *in* America. And isn't there a British version of IMDB? Or used to be, at least?)

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dawnybee
Apr. 12th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
//But then he goes and says something like this:
"To me, it's always been the kind of show I couldn't imagine going as long as Friends--three, maybe four seasons at the very most."Surely after the third season it really will be scraping the bottom."//
Funny enough I went to a seminar where the keynote speaker was Damon Lindeloff and he said that he's sure Prison Break gets the same questions from their network as they do from there's which is "How long can this last? They can't be on the island forever, right?" And he says his response is just to smile and hurry off before they want an answer. He does note that even if he does want the show to end (because creatively he could see it being difficult to do a show of this nature for a long time) and have a killer idea in place for how the show should wrap up, he believes the Network wouldn't allow it to happen because they make the network so much money.
halfdutch
Apr. 12th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
Hey, are you in LA? I saw a listing for that yesterday, which meant it was already over. :-/

FOX wouldn't let Chris Carter end the X-Files when he wanted to, and we got some complete crap there at the end. (Not that I kept watching after David Duchovny left.)

And the creator of PB has said he only wants to do 3 or 4 years, I think. I think JJ has a 5 year plan for Lost. I think most shows want to hit 4 or 5 seasons at least, so they have 100 episodes for syndication. But yeah, having a built-in shelf life is good thing. I know that the Lost prods are anxious not to repeat the mistakes of The X-Files, in drawing out the mythology till people have stopped caring. (Although ... LOL.)
dawnybee
Apr. 12th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
Hey, are you in LA? I saw a listing for that yesterday, which meant it was already over. :-
Yep, I’m in LA-La land :D

// I know that the Lost prods are anxious not to repeat the mistakes of The X-Files, in drawing out the mythology till people have stopped caring. (Although ... LOL.) //
Heee! That’s the truth. He showed a clip from the first season and I was stricken by how different the tone was. I actually cared for those people in the first season and now I continue to watch, but I’m like “Meh” on the characters and more focused on trying to get behind the damn secrets of the island. I hate that they've gotten away from the characters because their connections are more interesting than this on-going puzzle of the Dharma project and maps and numbers and Ana-Lucia (that b*tch).
halfdutch
Apr. 12th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
So was the seminar any good? I'm sorry I missed it.

And yeah, S2 can't hold a candle to S1. They've almost completely lost their way. The hatch and the new characters have hijacked the show and all but ruined it. :-( Just when I think they're back on track, then I find out we're getting ANOTHER AL episode and also a Bernard-Rose episode (why are they even on the show?!). *sighs* I really think it's time they dropped the backstories since they have nothing interesting to reveal the third time around for most characters, except (for me) Jack and Sawyer. And even the Jack ones aren't exactly relevant or earth-shattering, I'll admit. Anymore, the backstories have *nothing* to do with what's going on the island. Like Locke's. And Hurley's could have been half as long ... bleah.
dawnybee
Apr. 12th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
So was the seminar any good? I'm sorry I missed it.

It was okay. There were good parts to it. Overall, it was a career expo, whose focus was on Diversity and that asked Damon to be the keynote speaker because of the show’s diversity. Plus, he has some great insight on what the industry should be doing in terms of having a better cross-section of people of color in their writing staff and in executive level positions.
Damon spoke for 20 minutes. Then the other panels were Women in Media and Diversity and the Internet.
//I really think it's time they dropped the backstories since they have nothing interesting to reveal the third time around for most characters, except (for me) Jack and Sawyer.//
I was dumbfounded when they had another Hurley backstory. I’ve seen enough of it. What they haven’t shown of Jack and Sawyer, can be construed by any fan. We can fanwank what’s their issues are. I’m going to just go ahead and assume that Jack was nearly driven to alcoholism due to work and personal stress, and we all know the deal with Sawyer. I’m thisclose to not caring how Locke became paralyzed and I could care less about Libby being in the institution with Hurley.
The first season of backstories were necessary to see how they all got to the island and where they came from, other than that, I’m over the backstories.

halfdutch
Apr. 12th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
The Hurley backstory had one idea and they really played it into the ground. Since I love seeing Jack and Sawyer pre-island and I adore the fucked-up relationship between Jack and his father, I can't get enough of their backstories. And Sawyer has tons of cons that could prove very entertaining, I think. But I don't give a rat's ass about Libby and when you can't tell a decent backstory for Locke or Hurley anymore, who've had arguably some of the best flashbacks in the past, then it's time to hang up the whole format. Excpet for Sawyer! LOL.

Seriously, I'd have been happy if the show was just about people surviving on a desert island without any Others or supernatural stuff going on. I'm really more about the relationships between people than the hatch and all the other hoo-ha. And they do such a piss-poor job of juggling character screentime and plotlines. They already had too many to start with, really, and this year, they inexplicably added *more* as if they thought we were going to get bored with the original characters. Unless it was all Michael or all Claire all the time, no. Even Mr. Eko, who is interesting, just doesn't fit. It's not a Lost episode when it's all about him. It's like I'm just watching some anthology show that's a lot like Lost. And don't get me started on how they failed to capitalize on Shannon's death and just swept it under the rug like it didn't happen. *grrr* It just makes the whole thing even more pointless, if it didn't even have a dramatic payoff!

allthelivesofme
Apr. 13th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)
It just makes the whole thing even more pointless, if it didn't even have a dramatic payoff!

Tell me about it. I wouldn't feel so irritated about Shannon dying if they'd had something happen because of it, beyond repercussions that apparently only lasted for part of one episode. Rar.
wicked_goddess
Apr. 12th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
Funny enough I went to a seminar where the keynote speaker was Damon Lindeloff

Was that the job fair yesterday? I was there, but got in too late to attend the seminar.
dawnybee
Apr. 12th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)

Was that the job fair yesterday? I was there, but got in too late to attend the seminar.

Yep.

I got there at 10 for the seminar and afterwards the event coordinator said, "Oh, you all have first dibs on the exhibitors table before the 2 thousand people outside." And I thought, "Yeah, right." Because it only looked to be about 200 people there. Then I stepped outside and saw how huge the turnout was.

halfdutch
Apr. 12th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
I miss everything. I just saw that Craig Ferguson was reading from his new book at Book Soup last night. Oh well, there's always 20 or so things to miss on any given night in LA.
themoononastick
Apr. 12th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
I ♥ Naveen so damn much it's kinda scary. Plus I pretty much agree with him about Lost not being the kind of show that can run and run - I really hope it is one of those shows that bows out long before it becomes completely pointless so it can be remembered fondly rather than one of those shows that churns out season after season of half-rate rubbish that totally ruins the memory of how good it once was.

And given the way this season has been going...

Urgh, sorry, am feeling extremely cynical today.

(I think IMDB started off as a British company/site - in Bristol to be specific - but it got brought out by Amazon so now it's more US-based)
halfdutch
Apr. 12th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
I like Naveen's outspokenness, but it can't be good for his longevity on the show. Then again, when they haven't killed off the train wreck that is M-Rod, I guess they're really not going to get rid of anyone for being unpleasant or difficult. :-/

And yeah, this season has gone a long way toward demonstrating why drawing things out is a BAD idea. That and the adding of new characters and piling mystery upon mystery, of course. *sighs*

*is bitter and cynical with you*
allthelivesofme
Apr. 13th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
I don't think I can adequately describe how much I love your icon. LOL

And I know what you mean about poor endings of shows . . . but then, I'm still vexed over the final episode of Quantum Leap (how could they finish it like that, darnit?!?). Yeah. :-)
zelda_zee
Apr. 12th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
Naveen goes ahead and reaffirms my new love for him

God, I adore Naveen (not as much as I adore Sayid, but close). So glad you are feeling it too! Seems like he's been the most outspoken, non-circumspect cast member all along, which I love about him. Nice when someone says it like it is.

I could see Lost only going three, maybe four seasons. So hopefully we'll just enjoy it while we can, b/c sometime soon it'll be gone.

And what will become of me then, I have no idea.
halfdutch
Apr. 12th, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)
I thought at the Paley fest that JJ said they'd planned for it to go 5 seasons. And I think 5 is the industry standard for syndication. They need to hit at least 100 episodes to be syndicated, I think.

If the show keeps going the way it has been, I'm going to be done with it long before it's off the air anyway. :-/ *sighs* It's hard to be a fan of something that's so keen on frustrating and depriving its fanbase! But I can't imagine *not* watching. We'll see how the rest of this season plays out!

At least we know that it's not just us fans who are frustrated!


oh_professor
Apr. 13th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
Matthew Fox is definitely a homophobe, what with all his kissing guys on the cheek and having them call him Foxy and everything. He's obviously two seconds away from queerbashing someone (watch out, Dom).

I may be in the minority, but I sort of like the red. I'm surprised he can pull it off while wearing green plaid and manage not to look like a really tall leprechaun.
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