Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Interview w/Nestor Carbonell who plays the mysterious "Richard" on the hit show LOST. Thanks to Dan @ DarkUFO.
DJ: "So what's the deal with Richard? He didn't age."
Nestor: "I either didn't age, or the makeup department didn't show up [laughs]. I was told I was fairly ageless."
DJ: "So you're the recruiter. You left the island and found Juliet, and you found Ben when he was a kid."
Nestor: "When Ben was a kid I tapped him to be the head of the Others- the Golden Child. I was indigenous to the island, and had the responsibility of
finding the messiah."
DJ: "So are you coming back to Lost or what?"
Nestor: "Um.. no.[laughs] I haven't been contacted by the producers yet; haven't heard anything from them, actually, so I don't know, but I wouldn't
rule anything out. Contractually, I can't do both; I can't be on two networks at the same time. But stranger things have happened. I shot the
Cane pilot before I heard from the LOST producers, they said they wanted me in the last five episodes [of season three]."
DJ: "In your opinion, what the hell is happening with LOST?"
Nestor: "They're experimenting, both as writers and characters (the Dharma Group). They've painted themselves into a corner, and now they're climbing
up the walls."