Lost’s Emilie de Ravin on Playing the New Crazy Claire: ‘Thank God It’s a Wig’
Emilie de Ravin is everywhere this week, starring in movie theaters opposite Robert Pattinson in Remember Me and playing an all-new Claire Littleton in this sixth and final season of Lost. Vulture spoke by phone to Emilie, back on the Lost set in Hawaii, about tonight's episode, returning to the show after sitting out the fifth season, and the challenge of playing a crazier Claire.
What can you tell us about Claire's role in tonight's episode, "Recon"? There's some good stuff in there. Parts of Claire are just trying to analyze and figure out for herself what the truth is. She's got two people telling her different things. It's a path of realization for her.
We assume it's tricky to talk Lost episodes that haven't aired yet without getting anyone in trouble. I know! It's like, "Well, um ... it's good."
Are you finding it difficult switching back and forth between Lost publicity mode and Remember Me publicity mode? They're pretty different, obviously ... I'm getting good at it ... I think. It's a bit of a bipolar situation.
Lost cast members we've spoken with seem pleased to have you back on the show. Oh, good! I'm happy to be back, too. It's great to really be able to have a lot of fun with Claire. She seems a little different, shall we say ...
So much about the show changed in season five. When you showed back up on set after missing a season, were you tempted to ask, "Is this the right set? This is still the show about the plane crash, right?" It's sort of everything changing. I actually love that, because you don't really get a chance to be bored. It's not like it's just two people working every day on a soundstage. There's always some crazy new twist or story line or character development. So it's pretty cool, yeah.
What exactly was Claire up to during season five? Basically the only person she's had contact with is Locke — who's obviously not Locke anymore. And she's really just focused and just so certain that the Others have her baby — and that's all she wants, to get him back. And she was basically doing anything to make that happen.
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