Nestor Carbonell and Henry Ian Cusick tease the end of 'Lost'
Henry Ian Cusick and Nestor Carbonell were never going to tell a table of reporters anything about the ending of "Lost," but in Carbonell's case, he has a good excuse: He doesn't know.
The show's stars, including Cusick and Carbonell were given scripts containing 10 of 11 actors. Cusick received the 11th act, but Carbonell did not. [Yes, that's probably a spoiler regarding the presence, or lack thereof, of Desmond and Richard Alpert in the last act of "Lost." Perhaps. Or maybe not.]
"I never got the last act and I didn't ask for it after because I just really want to watch it with America how it ends," Carbonell explained at a Saturday (May 15) press day for many of the shows in the Disney-ABC empire. "I want to be surprised. I was happy with how they specifically with my character and with what I read about they resolved a lot of the dynamics of the characters. They did an amazing job and I'm looking forward to the final resolution."
Actually, there's some confusion as to whether or not Cusick does, in fact, know how "Lost" ends.
"I think in act 11 there is a secret scene that no one got," Cusick says. "Only the people who are in it, but nobody knows. Everyone is keeping very quiet about it."
That's pretty ambiguous, right?
Asking Cusick and Carbonell whether the finale will please "Lost" fans earned similarly ambiguous responses.
"What's great about the show is that there are so many talking points," Cusick says. "There are so many walks of life getting together to talk about the show and so many issues to be brought up and that's exactly what the ending will bring up. People will be talking about it for weeks afterwards and that's what the show has always done"
Adds Carbonell, "I think that's a really good point. It has people talking about Biblical themes, mythological themes and literature, science verses religion. The big questions in life -- incredible questions. At the heart of the show are these characters that they created, these really complex characters layered with so much misbehavior. No one is completely good and no one is completely evil. They are just well drawn out characters and that's the heart of the show. I think the finale, without giving anything away, will bring some resolution to a lot of the dynamics between those characters and relationships"
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