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An excerpt with Jorge Garcia (Hurley) as featured in issue #30 of The Official LOST Magazine.
Season six has certainly dropped some unexpected twists into the Lost mythology, especially with the flash-sideways. What were your thoughts when you discovered they were a big part of the narrative?
Jorge Garcia: It definitely adds to confusion with this being the answer season. I'm still waiting for it to pay off. [I'm wondering] at what point is all this going to come to a head. I feel like there should be a moment where the timelines merge and that would be exciting. I think that's what I'm waiting for.
There's a lot of ambiguity surrounding the flash-sideways causing a lot of fan speculation. Are you guilty of that too?
Yeah, there are some things that are hints that are exciting, like the scene in the plane with Sawyer telling Hurley that he might not want to tell people that he'd won a million dollars. I thought it could be a kind of Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote thing, because Hurley is really the luckiest guy in the world and Sawyer's cons could somehow backfire on him. I thought it could be a great source of entertainment. Beyond that, I just wait to see what happens.
A huge responsibility for Hurley this year is being a conduit to Jacob...
Yeah it's a whole Luke Skywalker/Ben Kenobi thing, which is great because it's definitely right up Hurley's alley. It works for him as far as setting him in motion and having these things where he says, "Look, I just know this is what has to be done." He's committed to Jacob's agenda pretty much wholeheartedly.What has it meant to you as an actor to be able to play this role?
Playing this part has allowed me to do so much and show so many sides of the actor I am, way beyond anything I could have imagined from the pilot. In the pilot I read I was going to run from an exploding plane wing. I was like "Holy!" I had never done any action-adventure stuff, and then playing a romantic hero and the Greek tragedy and the funny scenes...
The endgame is coming fast and no one seems safe. Do you think Hurley's going to make it to the end?
I dunno. I just want to see where the story goes like everybody else. It's been great to survive this long. Michael Emerson [Ben Linus] said it best when he said all acting jobs are temporary. Granted, this has been the longest I've ever had, but for us, we know it's not going past this season no matter what. It will be interesting. I feel pretty confident right now. If I am going to die, I want it to be a good one.
Do you know how you want to watch the series finale?
I don't know. I'll have to see as it approaches. It would be cool if some of us were around to have a bottle open and toast the end of it all.
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