Though father and son have not yet reunited on the Lost island, Harold Perrineau tells TV Guide Magazine he hopes that bringing Michael and Walt together is still in the cards. “They’d never [tell me], but that would be really, really amazing – to see Michael and Walt together again,” he said at the Make-A-Wish Foundation Day in Santa Monica on March 14.
Now that Walt’s reappearance seems imminent, despite the fact that the then 12-year-old Malcolm David Kelley will soon turn 18, Perrineau says he always felt like bringing his on-screen son back was an important piece of the puzzle. “I think you have to answer those questions with Walt. He was too important in the very beginning,” he says, adding that Kelly’s growth shouldn’t be too much of an issue. “Listen, they’re flashing forwards and sideways, and the least of their problems is Malcolm looking bigger. If they can explain all that, I’m sure making him look bigger is not a problem.”
Perrineau, who has been back to Oahu once, so far, told us about his return to set. “It was really fantastic, and I had a really good time. I was fortunate enough to be there for a sunset on a beach, so that was a lot of fun.” He even jokes about the possibility of all the dead characters reuniting before season’s end. “I imagine, it’s like, ‘Oh, you’re dead too? Come on, let’s go talk to Hurley!’”
While Perrineau waits for word on his return to Hawaii, the father of two is coaching his former co-star Josh Holloway on handling an even bigger mystery than Lost – his new baby daughter. “We’re in constant contact with them about breast feeding and all this stuff. It’s not glamorous but you gotta do it,” he says, offering some practical advice: “Take it easy, step back. They’re girls – you’ll never understand them. Just do what you gotta do, and that’s it.”