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Post by JWLost on Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:39 pm

This is his interview if you haven't read it yet:

Last season the Lost team came over here to film scenes to work around your schedule, didn't they?
"They brought over the stars, directors and DOPs, then paid a lot of money for Connaught House and a restaurant beneath Tower Bridge. I was doing Spamalot at the time. They asked me to take the time off and go over [to Hawaii], but I didn't want to because I loved my time on Spamalot and I didn't want to miss a day. I expected they would recast it or bring in a new character, but I think [Charles Widmore] is more involved in the show than even I realise."

How invested are you in the show? Do you follow the twists?
"Truthfully, no. I know as much as anyone else, but I don't even know as much as you because I got sick of it. It went through a lull in scripts in the third season. At that point I felt like I had watched them wandering in a line through the forests a bit sweaty for the 1000th time. I thought 'I can't watch this anymore'. Then out of the bushes came a black cloud, which grabbed a black man and threw him to the ground, and I thought 'I definitely can't watch this anymore'."

If you don't know Widmore's true motivations, how do you know how to play the character?
"It's an interesting thing. You can sort of estimate what he is, based upon the lines he has to say. From the initial scenes I did with Henry Ian Cusick, the lines would indicate to me that he's a rich, powerful arsehole! That's what I think he probably is, so I just use that basic colouring and work from there. The [producers] don't tell anyone what's going on because the show has a lot of nutcase fans, and people could get a lot of money if they sell the storylines online. So they protect themselves by telling nobody."

Do you interact with the other cast much?
"Put it this way. When they came across here [to film], Ben (Michael Emerson) appeared and - I forget the lovely Korean girl's name - when they both appeared to work with me, it was the first time I'd seen them both. Suddenly there they were!"

So how much do you know in advance? Do you know about the episode you'll be shooting in a couple days' time?
"No, I have no idea. Normally I would have got a script by now. Hopefully there will be one waiting for me when I arrive home in LA tomorrow."

You've appeared on so many US shows in recent years - 24, The O.C., Ugly Betty and Lost, of course. Is there a series you haven't yet appeared in but would like to?
"When I took this job, it clashed with going on to Grey's Anatomy, but that was only a guest role. I've always been really lucky, because things like The O.C. that were guest roles have turned into full-time jobs."


He doesn't like the show!!!! He doesn't know Yunjin Kim's name!!! What's the deal Alan?! LOST is definately a better show with more plot than the O.C.... come on now. Haha, sorry, I was just shocked at his answers. He seems rather smug.

Oh, and he is referring to us as Nutcase Fans.... Alan, if we weren't here, then you wouldn't be making your money....
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Post by TheHolyStickman on Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:44 pm

Is that a real interview? He doesn't even seem to care about lost at all. All the other actors seem very very enthuiacstic about it. Your right Alan Dale is a jerk. Twisted Evil
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Post by AngeloComet on Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:14 pm

He got to meet Yunkin Kim and called her the "lovely Korean girl".

You're right. Dale's a dick.
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Post by TheHolyStickman on Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:42 pm

AngeloComet wrote:He got to meet Yunkin Kim and called her the "lovely Korean girl".

You're right. Dale's a dick.

Well not everyone thinks about Yunjin the same way as you AC. Wink
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Post by TheHolyStickman on Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:45 pm

And he called Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje AAA (Eko) 'the black guy' who was killed by Smokey.
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Post by retroactiveman on Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:49 pm

Sounds like he was typecast. How would you like to be the guy typecast as "a rich, powerful arsehole!"
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Post by TheHolyStickman on Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:51 pm

Yeah, I've found it here.
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Post by vincentthedog on Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:19 pm

Wow typecast as a dick sounds about right to me.
I can`t wait to see Ben take th pompus arse down!
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Post by dabiatchishere on Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:50 pm

Well I suppose for Alan Dale, playing a rich, powerful, arsehole isn't much of a stretch for him as an actor! It requires little of his skills!

Wink
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Post by JWLost on Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:37 am

I think because of his antics, I am going to kill him off in my S5! Haha, maybe, maybe not.
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Post by SomeArztOnYou on Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:47 am

JWLost wrote:I think because of his antics, I am going to kill him off in my S5! Haha, maybe, maybe not.

Do it! He deserves it. No one here would think less of you for it - in fact, if you need assistance, I'll write the scene for you.
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Post by JWLost on Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:54 am

Hahaha!!! SAOY, do it!!! Seriously, write me a scene where Widmore dies and send it to me. I would LOVE to read it. In fact, I should make a contest for everyone to submit a "Widmore Death Scene" and I will pick the best and base my scene in the episode on it! I like the sounds of this...
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Post by katesawjack on Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:18 am

JW, Where did you see that interview. Can you put up a link?
He really is Charles Widmore."You are not worthy to drink my whiskey,How on earth could you ever, be worthy of my Daughter?"... or something like that. Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Jacob on Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:18 am

The member 'katesawjack' has done the following action : Die roll

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Post by JWLost on Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:29 am

Good God, we have to stop with this Jacob guy....

The link... http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/a128956/alan-dale-talks-lost-greys.html

What a tool... I really don't like him anymore. To be honest, I never really liked Widmore all that much to begin with.
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Post by tracker on Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:54 am

Jacob wrote:The member 'katesawjack' has done the following action : Die roll

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These random posts scare me a little.
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Post by katesawjack on Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:03 am

Sorry Tracker, I have no idea what I am doing, but every time I see that roll the dice on there , I can't stop myself from clicking away... just like this... affraid


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Post by tracker on Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:34 am

KSJ... What roll on what dice????
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Post by katesawjack on Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:40 am

Tracker, I am sorry,I got a bit confused about where I was posting about it. confused I just realized that you probably are not a participant. I may even be in trouble with Jacob now ,and maybe even exiled ? Maybe this will explain it....Embarassed

http://losties.darkbb.com/losties-rpg-f26/losties-rpg-rules-t667.htm

http://losties.darkbb.com/losties-rpg-f26/roll-up-roll-up-sign-up-here-t664.htm
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Post by tracker on Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:24 pm

Thanks.. Now I understand.
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Post by SamiLost on Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:27 pm

you are right! He is a jerk! How can he prefer O.C? what a moron!
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Post by Lateralus on Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:10 pm

Not to defend Alan Dale too much here, but he has only appeared on a few shows, and probably has no idea what the heck is going on with Kate and Jack to give half a rats arse about it enough to care what he has to do to get his paycheck.
It kinda reminds me when i saw John Delancie at a ST:TNG convention. Seemed like a nice guy, but you could tell he didn't care about Trek outside his involvment in a few episodes.

Dale does sound like a prick though.


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Post by nino_1 on Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:40 pm

to bad mr dale thinks that way about lost, i wish i could be in just one epsiode and brag about it all my life.
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Post by TheHolyStickman on Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:18 pm

I think we've successfully redefined the word 'jerk' to - someone who has seen but does not enjoy lost. Or Someone who calls Sun, 'the lovley Korean gir'l or Eko 'the black man'.
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