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YouΓÇÖre the last dead Lostie to make a return. WhatΓÇÖs the best part of going back?
For me, it was like a glorious college reunion. This was my second family at age 20, so to be able to see everyone again was pretty impactful.
What was most special about going back?
Seeing how everyoneΓÇÖs lives have changed on a personal level, like hanging out with Josh [Holloway, who plays Sawyer], [his wife] Yessie and their offspring [1-year-old daughter Java]. ItΓÇÖs kind of incredible to see two of your friends put together in this tiny human being. I also took a drive in the rain along the coast where I used to live.
Have you kept up with the plot since you left?
I donΓÇÖt even have a TV right now because IΓÇÖm out of town so much. But weΓÇÖve always operated on the fact that itΓÇÖs best to know only what your character knows and nothing more.
Did you have fun reuniting with Ian Somerhalder [who plays ShannonΓÇÖs brother Boone]?
Of course. HeΓÇÖs based in Atlanta [where he films The CWΓÇÖs The Vampire Diaries] and looked a little bit pale. He has to wear more sunscreen now than he did during our early days in Hawaii.
What can you tell us about the tamat days of shooting?
A whole group of us stayed up for a couple days straight shooting through the nights so we were all a little punch drunk. We had a guitar circle like old times where Naveen [Andrews, Sayid]) and Terry [OΓÇÖQuinn, Locke] blessed us with their incredible vocal stylings. At one point, Ian [Cusick, Desmond] sang Jeff BuckleyΓÇÖs ΓÇ£Hallelujah.ΓÇ¥ Shockingly well I might add.
It seems weΓÇÖre learning that the island wonΓÇÖt let its inhabitants go until it is in some way done with them. Did the finale give you a deeper understanding as to why Shannon died when she did?
I always felt Shannon died at the beginning of her transformation, so now I absolutely feel this gives Shannon a sense of closure that I did not feel before.
You play an assassin in the upcoming film ΓÇ£Faster.ΓÇ¥ After getting shot on Lost, that must feel pretty empowering.
Exactly. ItΓÇÖs like, ΓÇ£Take that, Ana Lucia!ΓÇ¥ Now IΓÇÖm rocking my own Ruger .454.