Matthew Fox, Deerfield Class of ’85, stars in the popular television series Lost. The Scroll was lucky enough to get an exclusive interview with the star before the end of the series. This interview has been a long-held dream of Lost-devotée Andrew Slade.
Scroll: Will viewers be satisfied with the ending of Lost?
Fox: I was really moved when I was told a couple months ago what the final scene would be. It’s a great ending put together by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, and it will be a sad moment when it comes around. We all put so much work into it and it was definitely worth all the effort and time spent. It’s a sad and beautiful moment when it ends, but you will enjoy it.
Scroll: Did you enjoy working with the other members of the cast?
Fox: I was there for six years, so I definitely made some great friends whom I will miss. There comes a point, however, when you have to move on. Lost has been a great experience for me, but I’m glad this chapter in my life is over. It feels good to be done with it, and I’m looking forward to a new part of my life.
Scroll: What was the daily routine for the show?
Fox: I would say it was very random and unprepared every day. We had to shoot so much in such a small amount of time that it got pretty crazy, especially near the end. But that’s what I like about acting, that sense and feel really makes it enjoyable for me.
Scroll: Will you be lost without Lost?
Fox: [Laughing] Uh, no. It has been a great experience for me in my career, but I am excited to move on. I’m not sure what my next job might be.
Scroll: Were there any props that you wanted to keep?
Fox: No, I’m not really that way. I’m kind of ready to shed the character of Jack Shepherd and go back to being me. I’m looking forward to spending more time with my family as we move from Hawaii to Wyoming. I’m really a country boy—that’s where I grew up.
Scroll: Do you plan to return to Deerfield any time soon?
Fox: I really do want to come back to Deerfield and talk to as many kids as possible in the future. There is a proposal for me to come back, but I have been so busy with Lost that I haven’t been able to take a good look at it. I hope to return in January of 2011, though. I was only at Deerfield for one year, but it was a great transition year for me, and I enjoyed every second of it. I grew and learned a lot from the experience.