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Matthew on Live with Regis and Kelly in New York on May 18, 2010:
Matthew on The Late Show with David Letterman in New York on May 17, 2010:
With just a few precious hours of Lost left before the Island drama fades to (Man in) Black on May 23, this week’s Entertainment Weekly pays tribute to the ABC show with Lost: The Complete Viewer’s Guide, a special package with everything you need to know to get ready for the epic finale. First up, an in-depth preview of the final episode. Our own Jeff “Doc” Jensen was on set for the last days of filming and shares intel from the Island, including what it was like to be there for all the tearful goodbyes. He also reveals teases for the final few episodes, finds out what the actors plan to do next, and suggests some possible Lost spin-offs to keep the franchise rolling.
But we’re just getting this mysterious, time-traveling party started. Next: a flow chart (guaranteed not to make your brain hurt) explaining how all the castaways are connected, which is followed by an oral history of how it all began — the making of the pilot episode of Lost. Show creators J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof, as well as the entire cast, share stories from the set of what would turn out to be the most expensive pilot in television history, and explain why it ended up being worth every single penny. We then provide handy dandy (graded) recaps of every single season, hook you up with a Lost A-Z Glossary, and take you on an eerie blast into the past as we host a gathering of some Lost souls who died before their time. Like we said, it’s everything you need to know to get ready for the finale. And then just a little bit more. It’s a package so formidable, in fact, that it could not even be contained to a single cover. Or two. Or three, even. Try 10! That’s right, 10! Each of our favorite Losties (Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Locke/Fake Locke, Ben, Claire, Hurley, Sun, Jin, and Sayid) gets their very own cover: Check back at EW.com soon for a look at all 10, then order ‘em all to complete your collection.
For more on Lost, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands May 7.
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.
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
BONUS GIF from the photographer’s official website:
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!
Matthew on Jimmy Kimmel Live on May 13, 2009: