O'Quinn Knows Lost Secret
Terry O'Quinn, who plays one of the survivors of a plane crash in the upcoming ABC series Lost, told SCI FI Wire that the origin of his enigmatic character was revealed to him exclusively by the creators of the show. "They've given me some of my backstory, and they've told me where it's going, which is extremely helpful," O'Quinn said in an interview during ABC's fall season preview in Los Angeles. "[Co-creator Damon Lindelof] called me and said, 'Here's where you were, and here's where we're going.'"
O'Quinn's character is one of 48 survivors stranded on a mysterious island after a plane crash. The actor, who has previously worked with co-creator J.J. Abrams on the spy drama Alias, couldn't share what he knew about his character, but he did offer a hint of sorts. "What I can say is that I think this guy is probably the happiest person in the group who have crashed on this island," O'Quinn said.
The large cast of castaways also includes Matthew Fox (Party of Five), Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the Rings), Harold Perrineau (The Matrix Reloaded), Daniel Dae Kim (Angel) and Emilie de Ravin (Roswell), among others. As for the backstories of the other characters, O'Quinn said he's been kept in the dark, and he prefers it that way. "I haven't been filled in, which is wonderful," he said. "Everybody's a mystery to me, and I'm a mystery to them. None of us knows. We're all mysteries to each other. And they're pretty much keeping it that way, and I'm happy for it." Lost premieres Sept. 22 and will air on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.