I’ve been catching up with the Ask LOST video series where the stars answer viewer questions. This one, the fourth in the series, features Naveen Andrews (Sayid).
I get a big kick out of hearing him talk in his British accent:
It’s interesting that he finds it “disturbing” and “unpleasant” that he is able to get emotionally involved in his fight scenes. In that way, Naveen the actor resembles Sayid the character — both are repelled by their own capacities to enjoy violence. Maybe Naveen’s ambivalence is part of what makes his portrayal of Sayid’s self-loathing so powerful.