We recently had a chance to talk with Jorge Garcia who plays Hurley Reyes on ABC’s Lost. Jorge talks about his expectations for next season, what he would like to see happen to Hurley, and what it will be like wrapping the series. Check it out below!
How does it feel to be in the home stretch as one the few cast members that’s been there ever since the beginning?
Jorge: It’s bitter sweet knowing this is the end. There’s going to be a lot of final moment things coming up. Like the last time these two might have a scene together. The last time we’re in this set. All that stuff is gonna happen. It’s gonna be kind of a melancholy year I think. I think the story should be good.
What would you like to see happen to your character as the final finish?
Jorge: I don’t know. I mean, I would definitely like to be there at the end. [knocks on wood] Beyond that, who knows. There’s a great freedom knowing that my part of the pie is just this little piece. Everything else I don’t have to worry about. There’s a great freedom in not knowing, which I’ve learned to enjoy doing our show. Just not knowing what’s coming, just letting scripts show up and take it chapter by chapter. So, I don’t think too far ahead on that.
Are you as confused by the plot lines and time travel sequences as your character?
Jorge: I did actually get some books, and study what these time travel theories are that there basing everything on. Just to kind of understand it better for myself. When I saw this was subject matter that would be showing up, that it would be good to kind of know a little bit more about it. Even a scene with me and Ken discussing it. Once the camera is off, I’m like ‘what does your character think when he gives me the gun?’ Then I’m like ‘no I don’t think he thinks that, I think your thinking this. I think this is gonna happen like this, I can shoot you, and you can die.’ Just kind of going back and forth like that. If you do this, this will happen, if you do that, you know. Can you go back and kill your uncle, or your father, or whatever? What does the result then become? So that stuff was cool, and it got really crazy. Like you can only take that type of information in little pieces. Then you gotta kind of walk away, and just work on that one little fact. Like okay, I think I got it. I think I’ll accept that. Now what’s the next detail you want to go to.
Hurley went to some pretty dark places this last season. Do you think it’s going to get progressively darker for him in this next season?
Jorge: I don’t know. That’s a tough call.
What would make you happy?
Jorge: Well, sometimes the darkness is kind of fun as an actor. I’ve gotten some great moments, and some great opportunities. My ideas of where I thought my career would go was like maybe playing a wacky neighbor on a sitcom kind of guy. Lost has allowed me to romantic scenes, action stuff like running away from an exploding plane wing is still like a major highlight of my career. Driving the getaway van and just a lot of really cool stuff I never thought I would be doing as an actor. All that has been just awesome.
Interview By: Emma Loggins