Lost's Sheila Kelley Would Like to Clear Up What She Knows -- And What She Doesn't

When actress Sheila Kelley was introduced last week on Lost wearing a pair of sympathetic spectacles and exhibiting a desperate need to know just what the hell is happening on this island, she could have been a stand-in for any number of audience members -- so what were we to make of her after she turned a gun on Sawyer (Josh Holloway) and revealed that she actually knows way more than we do? Kelley herself caused quite the online stir yesterday when she told Us that she'd seen the finale and that her name was on every page of it, leading many blogs to believe that her character, Zoe, had somehow come from nowhere to end up in every single scene of Lost's final episode. As she told Movieline, not quite.

"Ay, yi, yi!" said Kelley. "You really have to be careful to say things very clearly in this last season of Lost-mania. What I I said was my name is on every page of the scripts that they have sent me for security reasons. I haven't been sent the final script as of today. Yes, I did see it in the hands of the director, but I have not looked at the goodies inside yet."

Kelley also clarified that though Zoe's got an elaborate backstory that she teased in the Us interview, much of it was constructed by the actress herself.

"Zoe was described to me as a very loyal and super bright geo-physicist who works with [mysterious villain] Charles Widmore," she said. "That's about all they told me, so creating her back story and her motivations were totally up to me, and I went all out with that task as I am an actor who likes to have many layers and levels from which to build a character. I believe she is a strategic thinker who is used to getting exactly what it is she wants. I believe she has someone on the island that she is trying to find."

So far, Kelley has shot six episodes of the show -- which is six more episodes of it than she had seen when she was offered the role in November: "The day the role was offered to me I sat myself down in front of my computer and watched the first three shows back-to-back on Netflix," she confessed. "To say I was hooked is an understatement. It's like a drug called Lostdonia. If I haven't gotten my Lost fix I don't feel my week is complete. I can't settle on which character I am most invested in. One day I'm all so Sawyer and the next I'm a Kate, then a week goes by and I'm into Jack and then Locke. It's like being a kid in a candy shop with so many great characters to choose from."

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Comments

  • HwoodHills says:

    Bonus points for pitching both her "30 Rock" possibilities and her outside business. The ideas aren't bad ones at all.

  • mark says:

    Wait, so she 'made up' all those details about her character in that interview I started reading yesterday, but stopped 12 words in, when it looked like the newbie was giving interview-spoilers???

  • sweetbiscuit says:

    If she's "no stranger to series television" you think she'd know enough to not present her actor's process/editorializing as show fact. Plus, saying her name was all over the script they'd sent her (meaning it was in the address? On the top of the page?!) is one of the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

  • ben says:

    Sweetbiscuit,
    It's not on top of the page. When you're given a script that is confidential they watermark your name all over it. That way if it leaks online they know who to blame.

  • Lucas says:

    US mag isn't above careful quoting. she probably said she made it up and they cut that part. just like they misquoted her about the security comment

  • stolidog says:

    So, this doesn't really have to do with this post, but, since her gang seems to have obviously herded the survivors together and shot them, should we assume that the Oceanic survivors that were dragged away were also summarily executed?

  • Greljaka says:

    Sheilla Jelly is a dumb feminazi bitch.

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