Is it all just smoke monsters and mirrors? As Lost twists and winds to a finale, Jim Windolf finds the hit show’s co-creator and producer focused on the only plotline that really matters. Mark Seliger photographs Matthew Fox, Josh Holloway, Evangeline Lilly, and their fellow castaways.
I am behind again on adding screen captures of Matthew as Jack on LOST so please head over to view them at Lost Media until they are archived here.
Only 4 episodes left! Can you believe it? Let’s cross our fingers for a Foxy talk show promotional tour. And, of course, an Entertainment Weekly cover.
Did Matthew Fox cheat on his wife Margherita with a stripper?
“The story is not true, and I’m not going to comment [further] on it,” the Lost star says in a new interview for Playboy’s May issue.
Fox, 43, says he and his wife bring out the best in each other. “Margherita and I have been best friends and best lovers,” he says. “She’s the love of my life.”
What makes their relationship work?
“We have managed to both be intensely independent and maintain that strength in our relationship,” he says. “I am a man, and I am an appreciator of women. At the same time, Margherita is the s—. I can honestly say we’re good together.”
And their union has stood the test of time. Says Fox: “We’ve been together for 23 years, so let’s leave it at that.”
Once Lost wraps for good, Fox and his family – including daughter Kyle and son Byron – plan to relocate to somewhere a little less tropical than Hawaii, where the hit ABC show films. “I miss having four seasons,” Fox, who plans to move to Oregon, says. “My brothers are two of my closest friends in the world. I want to spend time with them and my mother while I can. I want our two kids to be close to their first cousins.”
Of course the transition to the mainland won’t be easy.
“It will be hard for the kids to leave their friends in Hawaii,” he says. “They love it here, but with all respect to the good people of Hawaii who’ve been so good to us, I can’t wait to leave.”
Source: People Magazine
CBS Films Weighs Gerard Butler, Colin Farrell, Matthew Fox For Anti-Terrorist
CBS Films is gearing up on Consent to Kill, which is the Les Moonves film division’s first shot at building a feature franchise. The tough part: making the right choice for undercover CIA counter-terrorism agent Mitch Rapp. But CBS Films is down to 3 intriguing candidates to star in the Antoine Fuqua-directed film. I hear CBS Films has set its sights on Gerard Butler, Colin Farrell and Matthew Fox.
Consent to Kill is one of the 11 bestselling Vince Flynn novels that combine political intrigue and action and driven by a lead character who possesses the killing machine qualities and ruthlessness of Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer.
Butler is the front-runner right now, and seems ideal to play a man of action. Farrell hasn’t done a ton of action, but he impressed CBS Films CEO Amy Baer when he starred in SWAT, a project she supervised when she was a Columbia Pictures exec. The surprise is Fox, and I hear he has pursued the role aggressively as a next step after Lost finishes up. Fox hasn’t been proven as an actor who can carry a feature franchise, but neither was Bruce Willis when he jumped from Moonlighting to Die Hard. CBS Films execs have had conversations with reps of actors that include Keanu Reeves, Eric Bana and Jon Hamm, but the focus is on the trio. No offers have been made and it’s not certain that Butler or Farrell would take the role.
Though it isn’t the first novel in the espionage series, Consent to Kill is a strong way to start the series. In the Jonathan Lemkin scripted adaptation, Rapp battles a Saudi billionaire who is out for revenge (Rapp killed his terrorist son in the earlier book Memorial Day). Rapp has to contend with a German spy and a husband and wife assassin team who’ve been hired to kill him, along with bureaucrats in the government who want to do Rapp harm. All this puts Rapp’s wife and unborn child in grave danger, and when the stuff hits the fan, Rapp becomes a character reminiscent of Denzel Washington in Man On Fire. CBS Films was designed to make films up to $50 million, but this one will likely cost more. Since a summer start date is in the offing, the Rapp decision should be made shortly.
Source: Deadline Hollywood
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Many Lost fans will be sad to say goodbye to Dr. Jack Shephard, whose character is evolving in the sixth and final season of the hit ABC show. But don’t worry — the real-life Jack, the one off the island, isn’t going anywhere. Matthew Fox opens up to the latest issue of emmy magazine about his character’s evolutions, marriage, family and life after Lost.
“I have a lot of mixed emotions,” Matthew tells emmy magazine about leaving Lost. “It’s been an incredible experience for me, and the creative part of it has been beautiful. I’m really enjoying working with this character. It’s going to be sad when it ends. But at the same time I’m looking forward to moving on.”
Matthew is happy to see his character evolve.
“The thing that’s beautiful about playing Jack is that he’s evolving,” he says. “Certainly in this final year we’ll see the biggest and final evolution of this character.”
Carlton Cuse, one of the executive producers of Lost, tells emmy magazine that Matthew “possesses charm, good looks, danger, intelligence and charisma.”
“It’s hard to find all of that in one actor.”
As far as what direction Matt plans to go in after leaving Lost behind, he says he is prepared to be the leading man and is setting his sights on the silver screen.
“I think I’m ready to take the number-one position on a call sheet on the right kind of film and to play that role [of leading man]. This is what I love about acting, challenging myself and showing different aspects of myself through characters.”
His drive to play the leading-man, caught the attention of Lost producers.
“He had a leading-man quality and a sort of neurosis that was requisite for the character of Jack – a guy thrust into the spotlight as leader but who doesn’t feel like a leader,” producer Damon Lindelof said. “He was our reluctant leader.”
Despite the Hollywood limelight, Matthew knows how to maintain a strong marriage. He has been married to wife Margherita Ronchi for 18 years.
So what are his secrets for marriage longevity in Tinseltown?
“I really don’t have any,” he says. “It just feels right. If I were to say I feel proud, it would imply that we’ve worked so hard to keep this together. But it feels much easier than it’s supposed to be. Maybe it’s that we fight well, and neither of us are people who hold things in.”
Thank you to “mine was taken” from Lost-Forum.com for the scans!
Hello all! Still working on the redesign, but while updating Matthew’s filmography I see that Haunted is finally coming to DVD on April 13! You can pre-order a copy from Amazon.com at 10% or get your copy at your favorite electronic store on April 13. You can watch clips and view photos from Haunted right here at Matthew Fox Net for a sample of this great series.
I hope you all enjoy the new design!