Elizabeth Mitchell, who plays Juliet, one corner of the Sawyer-Kate-Jack-Juliet love quadrangle, said that she liked seeing Sawyer with Kate.
This came up during an interview at Comic-Con, published today in Movieline:
I had always liked Sawyer with Kate! I mean, not to be a fangirl — which I am — but I just really actually liked them together. I liked their chemistry, their passion.
I can’t argue with that!
She also said that she was leery, at first, of the peacefulness of Juliet and Sawyer’s relationship. Like most of us, she was suprised by how satisfying it became to watch that relationship blossom:
[Juliet became] [h]appy and not as complex, do you know what I mean? She and Sawyer had found this kind of peace that I fought very hard against and Josh fought very hard against, and we were so wrong, which is really nice. When I watched it, I liked it, and I don’t usually like anything I do.
… What I didn’t anticipate is how Josh would play it and how he made it so honest and so happy and so real. When I was watching him, I was like, “That’s why that relationship works.”
One thing that Kate-and-Sawyer and Juliet-and-Sawyer have in common is that both couples had kissing scenes which became instant classics:
Kate and Sawyer
Juliet and Sawyer
Interview Source: Movieline
Photo is a screencap from Mitchell’s Ask Lost video (c) ABC
Those of you who used to read my old blog might remember the series of posts I did called “Without Their Shirts.” I thought about that today, after I found the pictures of Matthew Fox without his shirt in Rome. I thought it might be fun to redo the series here, and it would be a good chance to freshen it up with some new video clips, because so many of the clips I used before have subsequently been pulled off of YouTube.
I think that LOST combines highbrow and lowbrow impulses in a way few other TV shows do. It’s full of literary references and sophisticated character development, but also contains many action sequences and a generous sprinkling of unabashed beef- and cheesecake.
This first clip, which shows Kate taking off her shirt while standing in the ocean, is LOST at its most cheescakiest. There is no reason for this scene to exist other than to show her taking off her shirt. And at the end, she simply stands there, looking fabulous in her bra and thong — just posing for the camera.
In this next clip, Kate again takes off her shirt, but this time Sawyer is watching. This scene doesn’t feel gratuitous, the way the first clip did. It shows a key moment in Kate and Sawyer’s relationship. It is also, although only a few seconds long, one of the sexiest scenes ever shown on LOST, in my opinion:
The scene of Kate in the ocean is from the Season 1 Pilot, part 2. The scene of Sawyer and Kate in the cages is from episode 3×04, Every Man for Himself.
Those of you (and I know you are out there!) who HATE the Kate-Sawyer-Jack-(Juliet) love triangle/quadrangle might want to back out now, because in this video, Evangeline Lilly (Kate) talks about what it’s like to work with her co-stars Matthew Fox (Jack) and Josh Holloway (Sawyer).
Actually, this has some great clips — of Sawyer taking off his glasses when he firsts sees Kate in Dharma time, of a tender Sawyer-Kate kiss, of the Kate-Jack kiss after Kate leaves Aaron (though that latter scene is almost too dark to see, at least on my monitor), and of the interaction between Jack and Sawyer when Jack refuses to treat Little Ben.
Evangeline talks about how Matthew and Josh have different ways of working, how Matthew is more cerebral, and Josh more instinctive:
Promo picture (c) ABC, from Lost-Media.com
Lilly talks about Kate’s giving up Aaron, and about the love quadrangle, in these two official video podcasts.
In the first podcast, Evangeline talks about how Kate finally came to accept that keeping Aaron would be morally wrong. The podcast includes short clips of Kate’s scenes with Cassidy and with Carole Littleton (Claire’s mother) from 5×11 Whatever Happened, Happened.
The second podcast is about Jack versus Sawyer. Evangeline has a great line: “I feel that any audience member who is what they call a Jate-er, a Jack and Kate fan, has got to be living a life of perpetual frustration.”
Not only is the bit about “perpetual frustration” funny in itself, but I love that Evangeline uses the term “Jate-er,” which is a fan term. There is a something very nice about the interaction between the show and the fans, which couldn’t have happened, at least not to the same degree, in the days before the internet.
(The first podcast was released April 9, 2009, and the second April 23, 2009. There was no podcast during the week of the clip/recap show.)
Evangeline Lilly promo photo (c) ABC