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Back in 2009, Michael Emerson did an interview for the Jacksonville Magazine. You can see the result in the Michael Emerson Photo Gallery. Here’s the teaser:

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Emmy-winning actor Michael Emerson has performed on Broadway with Paul Giamatti and Kevin Spacey, appeared in the top-grossing horror film franchise of all time and currently stars on an ABC drama that Time magazine named one of the 100 best shows of all time (he won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for The Practice, by the way). And he has Jacksonville to thank. Emerson moved to Jacksonville by way of New York City in the mid-’80s and quickly got involved in the arts community.He acted in a number of productions at Theatre Jacksonville and served as its technical director of theater. He also taught drawing at Flagler College in St. Augustine. “I had a good life in Jacksonville,” he says of his six years in the River City, “and found myself as an actor.” These days, Emerson and his wife, Carrie, are “tri-coastal,” living in New York and Los Angeles for seven months and Hawaii when he’s shooting Lost. But he’ll always have a place in his heart for Northeast Florida.

1. Saw was the most dangerous shoot I’ve ever been on, and I was glad to escape with only minor injuries. I had cracked ribs, lumps, bruises and scrapes all over me. I couldn’t sleep on my right side for weeks.

2. I played a Polynesian witch doctor in the fifth grade play. My first Jacksonville role was Iago in Othello at UNF.

3. Nothing makes me more nervous than public speaking (as myself). Talk shows? … Terrifying!

4. I have worked as a landscaper, carpenter, painter, shipping clerk, teacher, designer and director—but only waited tables once. I lasted three hours in the dining room of the Des Moines Country Club before I poured coffee on a lady. I wasn’t asked back.

5. People understand (in their rational minds, at least) that I am not really the character I play on Lost. But some of them are cautious around me, behaving rather formally and keeping a safe distance.

6. I always wanted to be an archaeologist. Still do. I like archaeology because I am a person oriented toward the past and because it is a kind of detective.

7. Director Sam Raimi gave away the part I was playing in the film For the Love of the Game to his brother.

8. I’ve never been very comfortable with guns— never held one in my life except in front of a camera.Strangely, I’ve carried guns in almost every role I’ve played in movies and TV. Hell, you can’t ask someone to pass the salt on Lost without drawing a gun!

9. I learned to act for the camera by doing training films for the U.S. government in Brunswick, Georgia.

10. Sixteen years later, I still have a storage unit in Jacksonville, which contains 500 vintage Lps, all of my graduate school papers and original sketches from my life as an illustrator, and an assortment of canes, swords, wigs and trophies from my North Florida theater days. I never had an apartment with enough space to keep them, but this year I’ll finally empty it out. I think.

If you missed Part 1, here it is:

DarkUFO and SpoilerTV (both maned by the same person) posted an interesting article about a future project for Michael Emerson. I don’t know whether the article was a hoax and was published as an April Fool’s joke (it was published on April 1, 2015) or it was the real deal. If it is the real deal, I am more than happy. I’m megahappy. I’d love to see the LOST characters back together again. So, for your information, here’s the article:

ABC has put in development a spinoff of the landmark series Lost, which ended some 4 years ago. The spinoff, tentatively titled “Lost: Dr. Linus”, is written/executive produced by Elizabeth Sarnoff and directed by veteran Lost director Jack Bender.

The series, which will focus on the adventures of Dr. Linus in the flash-sideways timeline of the final season, is eyeing 8 series regulars. Michael Emerson will lead the ensemble cast, with Tania Raymonde (Alex Rousseau) Daniel Roebuck (Dr. Leslie Artz) and William Atherton (Principal Don Reynolds) also returning. Four new characters have yet to be cast, while former Lost actors Terry O’Quinn, Henry Ian Cusick and Mira Furlan could potentially recur.

I hear the series, which is being eyed for the 2016-17 TV season, will have 15 or 16 episodes per season. That number is in line with that of the latter seasons of Lost, which was a demand from the show’s developers. It comes as no surprise since both worked on the series’ third season, which had 23 episodes and which many fans and critics considered to be the worst season of the show. Therefore, it is only logical that the spinoff will have shorter seasons. All episodes are rumored to have the standard 42-minute length, but supersized finales, which Lost frequently used, are considered likely.

With Emerson currently starring in the CBS series Person of Interest, the project had to be pushed back even though the producers came up with the idea several years ago. But with Person of Interest’s ratings waning, sources close to the series say its all-but guaranteed fifth season is considered to be the last. Should the series continue to run after that, Emerson’s character might be written off the show but it’s far too early to speculate on that.

Of course, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof never denied that there will not be a revival of the LOST revival. Two years after the finale of LOST, Lindelof was quoted by Digital spy saying that “he believed that LOST would return in some form but that he had no plans to contribute.” Lindelof stated that he and his team told their story and had no desire to “go back.,” but that did not mean that the story could not be retold by another team, or that another team could tell the story of other survivors or other aspects of the the famous surviviro’s lives. In fact, according to Lindelof, Disney owns the franchise and there are great financial possibilities with the franchise, just as StarTrek was a financial gold mine. I, personally, would love to see another angle of the survivor’s story.

Additional source: Screenrant.com

As promised, I found out that there is a new podcast with Michael Emerson. Michael Emerson celebrated his longtime friend’s (Jimmy Aquino) 10th anniversary (600th episode)of his Comic News Insider podcast. Michael appears at around 059:03. Enjoy:

MICHAEL EMERSON ON LARRY KING LIVE, WATCH AND ENJOY:

Here’s an article that was not placed in this site, but we can find it originally in the mirror site.

By Bryan Alexander

“Lost” fans weren’t the only ones debating and pondering the show’s epic climax in May. So were the very stars of the show, including Michael Emerson. In the days the following the finale, he was trying “to put it all together, to make sense of it all.”

While the finale — like that of any great show — was controversial amongst the critics and the faithful, Emerson was “perfectly satisfied.”

“Lost” Auction Preview: What Can You Bid On?

Profile in History’s Joe Maddalena gives a tour of some of the 1,100 “Lost” items that are going up for auction on August 21 and 22 in Santa Monica, Calif. (Published Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014)

“They delivered the goods,” he says.

The show didn’t answer every question which was fine by Emerson. “I appreciated what was left unsaid or ambiguous,” he says. “I prefer things that are suggested rather than concrete.”

So we took advantage of Emerson speaking to us to promote “Lost: The Complete Sixth Season” and “Lost: The Complete Collection,” which debuts on Blu-ray & DVD on August 24, to explain the ending. It’s his words from here.

In a nutshell. Everything we saw on the island really happened. The plane crashed. We all really lived there. They really had those adventures. But during season 6, there is a change. Everyone on the show is among the newly dead.
And the newly dead hold onto life. They hold onto an idealized vision of the life they lived or that they wished they lived. That’s what everyone is doing in that church. We have leaped forward in time.
After the killing of the smoke monster and the death of Jack and Hurley taking charge — then we move a great distance forward in time. That scene in the church, that is hundreds of years in the future? It doesn’t matter — because in the afterlife time is no longer linear. That is already one of the themes of the show anyways.
So everyone is dead and they are merely waiting for everyone to arrive and be rejoined with their mirror redeemers — that is what I am choosing to call it. That other person from life who loved them so unconditionally that it gave them a license to forgive themselves and thereby be spiritually redeemed. So everyone leaves in pairs. Because it takes two to walk into the afterlife.
Ben doesn’t have a redeemer. That’s why he doesn’t get to go. That’s why he is waiting. Ben is still outside the door. He cannot come in. He says he still has work to do. He has more to make right.

Published at 5:38 AM PST on Aug 20, 2010

On June 5 2014, Murtz Jaffer caught up with Person Of Interest’s Michael Emerson to discuss the new season of the show that premieres tonight on CTV. The pressures of playing a character as popular as Benjamin Linus was on Lost and how Michael Emerson managed to avoid being typecast to find success on a new series was discussed. Michael Emerson elaborated on how he chose the work he involved himself with and how it really always comes down to the writing. There was also a frank discussion about the double-edged sword that is finding success as an actor. On the one hand, it’s great to achieve character notoriety, but on the other, there is a risk to be pigeonholed.

When we last checked in with Person of Interest, some of our favourite characters on the run, armed with new IDs and money.

What made Root, Shaw, Finch and Reese flee?

It was the result of a trial that was conceived by Vigilance Peter Collier who sought to assign responsibility to Finch for the creation of “Northern Lights” and hold our favourite computer nerd liable for privacy violations committed by the U.S. government.

Tonight, Person of Interest returns to see where our heroes ended up and how they adapted to the new identities Root created for them. The problem is that it is often hard to ignore the Machine’s numbers and this results in them all remaining at risk to be detected by Samaritan.

Over the summer, I caught up with Person Of Interest‘s Michael Emerson to discuss the new season. We discussed the pressures of playing a character as popular as Benjamin Linus was on Lost and how Michael Emerson managed to avoid being typecast to find success on a new series. Emerson elaborated on how he chooses the work he involves himself with and how it really always comes down to the writing. We also had a frank discussion about the double-edged sword that is finding success as an actor. On the one hand, it’s great to achieve character notoriety but on the other, there is a risk to be pigeonholed.

Check out the video inserted here.

Source: Inside Pulse

Sorry that I’ve been away from this blog. Once again I was hospitalized. I have a heart condition that can kill you if not caught in time, but if caught on time, it’s totally reversible. I now tied the world record for being a 3 time survivor. I don’t want to break the record. But enough about me. The blog is about Michael Emerson. I am trying to make up those 3 weeks lost. The photo gallery has oodles of new photos for your pleasure:

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As usual, the larger versions can be viewed here.

Also, I’ll be adding more photos as I play catch up.

I recently found this podcast, which was aired in May 2012, here. But for the life of me, I cannot embed it in this blog. So I uploaded it to soundcloud. If I overstepped my boundaries, please forgive me. I just want to share this wonderful man’s interview (and this is a great interview) to all his fans who want to hear him. If you are like me, you probably heard every interview and they are all practically the same. This one is so different. You really get to know Michael Emerson a little bit more.

Source: Popsugar

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