Hello my dear friends -
Greetings from Mexico! I am very bummed right now because I just tried to watch "There's No Place Like Home" on ABC.com, and got the error message: "Only viewers in the United States can watch these full-length episodes." D'oh! Oh well, I tried. Looks like I'll be watching it on Sunday upon my return. I won't be moderating any comments left for me until then, just in case they are referencing something from the first hour of the finale.
I did get a chance to listen to the latest podcast, and then was annoyed when they announced that the producers were swamped cutting the final version of the finale, so instead of talking with them, the host was going to talk with the actress who plays Charlotte, Rebecca Mader.
The podcast was only seven minutes long, and truth be told, kind of lame, but I transcribed it below nonetheless. There are no spoilers in what they talked about.
Q. When you first auditioned for this role, Charlotte was supposed to be an American. How did that end up changing?
A. I think my accent knocked their socks off completely. I was the only English person auditioning for it, so I thought that even though the role was supposed to be for an American, I asked them if I could read for it both ways, I thought that would be how I could differentiate myself. I guess they liked it!
Q. How difficult is it to do an American accent?
A. It's very easy for me... I've been mimicking different accents ever since I was a young child, and can slip in and out of it instantly.
Q. How much of a fan of Lost were you before you got the part?
A. I hate to admit it, but I wasn't. I saw the pilot, but then I had been traveling and figured I would be able to catch up on DVDs eventually.
Q. How big of a fan did you become once you watched the DVDs?
I felt really silly because I got Seasons One and Two on DVD, before I even got the role, and Season Three wasn't out on DVD yet. Then I was calling all my friends who watch it and they said, "WE TOLD YOU!" I became a huge fan.
Q. How much do you know about Charlotte?
A. Not a lot.
Q. Can you tell us if we'll learn more over the season finale?
A. A little bit, but not a lot. Enough to be intriguing. I have a few good moments in the season finale.
Q. What has been the best part about being on the show so far?
A. I have a list! The writing is the best there is. I like not really knowing about my character, kind of winging it. The cast, the crew... I love not having to wear a lot of makeup and getting to roll around in the mud and not do my hair.
Q. How would you describe your character's relationship with Faraday?
A. I think it's quite sweet. As time goes on I think we'll see more, but right now it's the only time the audience gets to see a softer side of her. I have not been told about the exact nature of their relationship, though.
Q. You don't think she's manipulating him?
A. I don't know!
Q. What hidden talents do you have?
A. I'm very flexible... I can do the splits... I did it on set once and everyone was like "Who are you and why are you here?"
That's it! See what I mean... kind of lame. But anyway, the good news is that there WILL be one more podcast with the producers before the rest of the finale airs on May 29th. I am not sure exactly when they will air it, but I'll keep checking.
I hope those of you who watched the first hour of "There's No Place Like Home" enjoyed it... I can't wait to see it! Wish me luck on remaining unspoiled until then.
Remember that I will be posting my next write-up a little bit later than usual because of my trip. But since there is no episode this coming week on May 22nd, that helps!
Hasta la vista,
Friday, May 16, 2008
Hello my dear friends -