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    http://apnews1.iwon.com/article/20051111/D8DQDITO2.html

    Garcia Brings Hurley to Life on 'Lost'


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    Nov 11, 12:48 PM (ET)

    By LYNN ELBER

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tell Jorge Garcia that his "Lost" character, Hurley, may be television's most lovable castaway since Gilligan and the actor begs to differ.

    "I thought you were going to say Rupert," says Garcia, citing Rupert Boneham, the bushy-haired contestant from another island drama, last year's "Survivor: Pearl Islands."

    Hugo "Hurley" Reyes certainly has as wild a mane and the same burly frame as Boneham. But competitive enough for a reality series?

    No way. Hurley is a mellow guy who skirts conflicts with his often touchy fellow plane crash survivors. And he's got the sort of heft that's more a comfort than a threat, not to mention an endearing way with his trademark word "dude."


    Garcia said he recognized Hurley's potential from the start.

    "I loved the character and I knew he had a good chance of having audience appeal for his 'ahhh-guy' qualities. He's the one who makes the audience go, 'ahhh,'" Garcia told The Associated Press in a phone interview from Hawaii, where the series films.

    He elaborates with examples: Having the kindhearted Hurley give a pregnant crash victim extra food was an "ahhh" moment. So was a scene in which the bulky character faces a physical challenge and defiantly proclaims that he can handle it because "I'm spry."

    Garcia also admired the series that skeptics initially compared to "Gilligan's Island" meshed with "Survivor." It became a breakout hit in its freshman year and a template for other dramas trying to match its combination of sharply drawn characters and plot twists.

    "Lost" (9 p.m. EST Wednesdays on ABC) draws more than 20 million weekly viewers.

    "We weren't sure if we would succeed or not. But we were proud of the show and we were definitely making television that other people weren't," he said. "For one thing, we had an episode (about a Korean-speaking couple) almost entirely in subtitles."

    Hurley's story involves a set of mystery numbers, which brought him a huge lottery jackpot and, he's convinced, an endless run of bad luck. The same figures are a key part of the show's leitmotif, seen on the now-blown hatch to a bunker and in a supposedly vital computer code.

    Garcia is mum about what will happen as the season progresses but is happy to discuss where he'd like his character to go. Maybe headlong into a romance, for instance?

    "Who wouldn't want to see Hurley find romance?" Garcia replies, recalling an online petition that called on the series' producers to "get Hurley some lovin'."

    "I remember checking it and we still hadn't gotten to 200 yet. I was like, 'C'mon, people, can't we at least break 200?'" the actor said.

    He's pleased that Hurley, who in flashbacks was seen living at home and being scolded by mom, is developing a spine. In one episode, put in charge of a newly discovered cache of food, Hurley insists on handling the task his own way - an approach aimed at keeping the castaways from turning on him or each other.

    "I think he's starting to stand up and become a bit more of a leader. That's really the direction I like seeing," Garcia said.

    Hurley fans might just hope he keeps on truckin'; "Lost" can be brutal toward its characters. The latest to die was Shannon (Maggie Grace), the spoiled blonde. Or at least it appeared she was fatally shot last Wednesday, although con man Sawyer (Josh Holloway) wasn't looking too healthy, either.

    Garcia, 32, who was born in Omaha and grew up in the Orange County suburb San Juan Capistrano, seems pleased with his own direction. In the past few years, he's moved from commercials to series (he was on "Becker" and played a pot dealer on "Curb Your Enthusiasm") to star of one of TV's most-watched shows. He does standup comedy as well.

    "Lost" represented a new challenge for him. The pilot episode in which ill-fated Oceanic Air Flight 815 crashes, he recalls, was like "making an action movie, with explosions and running. For me, I was just going along for the ride."

    Water-drenched scenes are an ongoing test. Garcia recounted one in which he had to slip and slide down a muddy hill while being pelted by sprinklers and fire hoses.

    "When it comes to it, you've got to admit the stuff we do in the rain looks awesome," he said, even if the actors pay for it. Heaters are nearby but all they do is "heat up the water that's in your pants. Then they pelt you with water and it's even colder. It's like the Jacuzzi factor."

    Garcia has settled into a house on the island of Oahu and a relationship. "I moved in next door to this great woman," he said. His girlfriend distributes wine and liquor to restaurants, hotels and bars.

    Although one news report had Garcia slimming down, he said the producers haven't asked that he lose weight. Hurley's size even provided a bit of comic relief in one scene, when a fellow passenger on a rant questioned how he could stay big on their limited island diet.

    Any weight loss, the actor said, is because "I'm now in the position to be more responsible for myself. And being in Hawaii is very conducive to more outdoor activity."

    Besides, Garcia's distinctive look nets him attention that sometimes eludes fellow members of the ensemble cast. He recalled following Holloway and Grace when they dropped into a Honolulu restaurant one day.

    "Josh walks in, no one says a word. Maggie walks in, no one says a word. I walk in and (customers) are like, 'Hey, you're the guy from the show!'" Garcia said.

    And do fans beg him to reveal upcoming stories or the deeper meaning of those fateful numbers?

    "People don't really want to know what happens. They ask you for just a second, but then they don't want to know."

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskangurl
    About Walt...How was it determined that he was talking backwards as opposed to speaking some weirdo language?? I must have missed something...

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    People played it backwards and then you can understand it. They did that when he appeared to her earlier also...when he was saying something about pushing or not pushing the button (we assume on the computer). Why they thought to do that I have no idea! But that's the power of LOST fans--there are so many and so many are kind of techie. Constant analysis!

    Great story on Hurley/Jorge, Justafan1! Thanks.

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    Just wanted to give y'all a little rundown on the deleted scene they showed on Good Morning America. Basically it just reinforces what a biatch Sabrina is.

    Sabrina is in the kitchen at Adam's wake and Shannon comes in, asking if she can lend a hand. Sabrina is appalled that someone brought Beef Stroganoff to the wake. Shannon says that her Dad loved Beef Stroganoff and Sabrina laughs and says: "Well he won't be eating any of it tonight, will he?" Then she tells Shannon that she really loved Adam, to which Shannon replies: "I know. I did too." Sabrina says: "I guess that's the one thing we'll always have in common. (pause) So..........when will you be leaving?" Shannon looks up with a very hurt look in her eyes.

    And I can't figure out what this "extended episode" stuff is all about. They mentioned it on GMA but I can't find anything about it on the ABC website. My guess is that it will be like last season - the show is the same length but they insert 3 or 4 extra minutes of commercials into it to make it run past the hour. Which would benefit Canada Champ and myself; we'd get to see both the Canadian and American previews!
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    Qboots, I saw a press release that said it would run 5 minutes over. It didn't promise that it would be 5 minutes of more footage.

    I've read a bit of the previews and spoilers for the next few weeks, and I'm getting excited about the show again. I think we've been set up for some good episodes through November, at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hepcat
    Qboots, I saw a press release that said it would run 5 minutes over. It didn't promise that it would be 5 minutes of more footage.
    Aha. What's that smell in the air? I do believe it's the foul stench of "extended commercial advertising".

    And I must apologize Heppy - I don't get 'round these parts as often as I used to and I missed your birthday. So please accept my belated wishes for a very Heppy Birthday.

    And I'm with you re: the upcoming episodes. I'm very excited, and 7 days is way too damn long between shows.
    "I'm telling you - it's a madhouse out there. I feel like Charlton Heston waking up in the field and seeing the chimp on top of the pony." ~ Dennis Miller

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    I was wondering. Who is the season two cast? Is Michelle the only new cast member? Or are the new survivors also added?

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    I'm finally coming out of lurking!!! I've been reading the board for a while now and I have decided to join in on the fun.

    I didn't watch the first season but I did rent the first dvd to see what all the hype was about. Well after the first episode I am offically hooked and now Lost is my favorite show. I liked the first couple episodes so much I bought the first season on DVD. I watched every episode in two weeks to get caught up for season two.

    I love reading all the posts and trying to figure out what is really going on on that island. I hope to contribute some insight here, but as of now I'm stumped as to what is happening and what will happen.

    Anyways, Hi everyone and I can't wait for Wed. to come!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwings4li
    I'm finally coming out of lurking!!! I've been reading the board for a while now and I have decided to join in on the fun.

    I didn't watch the first season but I did rent the first dvd to see what all the hype was about. Well after the first episode I am offically hooked and now Lost is my favorite show. I liked the first couple episodes so much I bought the first season on DVD. I watched every episode in two weeks to get caught up for season two.

    I love reading all the posts and trying to figure out what is really going on on that island. I hope to contribute some insight here, but as of now I'm stumped as to what is happening and what will happen.

    Anyways, Hi everyone and I can't wait for Wed. to come!!!!
    , rwings4li! I lurked for a long time as well...it's even more fun to be a participant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjeff99
    http://www.tddg.co.uk/sword.gif

    another picture the same guy found from the pics i posted above...this is an animated .gif of that scene where we see sayid holding shannon and someones left arm. if you can see (very hard to) but the arm is hairy and looks like a man's, plus the item in the left hand does not AT ALL look like a gun, more of a swore/knife looking thing. what do you guys think.

    EDIT: as lildago said it's a little dark, but if you look at the VERY beginning of the animation, you can see something sticking out infront of the hand, and it just looks like a long shaft, not a barrel of a gun.
    Here is a lightened version of Frames 1 and 3 from that dark animated GIF:

    It looks to me like the modified sticks Eko gave to Jin to hack through the forest. Weren't they more like a hockey stick, with a blade tied to the end of a stick?

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    And now, to me, it looks like a long sleeve on the arm with a hand at the end, rather than the hairy effect we were getting before. Or maybe it's just my computer.

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