Sunday, January 31, 2010

LOST S6 Premiere Weekend: Details & Photos (Updated)

Good morning, LOST friends! Fair warning - I am operating on very little sleep and sheer adrenalin, so please excuse any errors and my brevity in advance. 

I posted a few hi-res photos from the Lost S6 beach premiere on TVovermind, and wanted to share a few quick thoughts with you before leaving the island this afternoon. UPDATE: here are additional photos from the red carpet.

As most of you know, I have been covering Lost for several years in great detail. So without question, this has been the most incredible and rewarding weekend of my entire life. 


On Friday, I attended a small, private press party with the cast and crew. After briefly meeting executive producers/writers Damon, Carlton, Adam H and Eddie K, Nestor Carbonell, Daniel Dae Kim and Yunjin Kim, I had the opportunity to chat at greater length with Michael Emerson, Jeff Fahey, Harold Perrineau, Zuleikha Robinson and executive producer/writer Liz Sarnoff.


A short time later, I hosted a fan meet-up with special guest Erika Olson (LongLiveLocke).   Not only was it a thrill to meet over 120 fellow Lost fans, bloggers and podcasters from around the world - Jeff Fahey made a guest appearance! I had mentioned the party to him an hour earlier, but was very pleasantly surprised when he showed up. Fahey is a good sport and fan favorite; he was absolutely mobbed but kind enough to pose for photos with almost every person there. 


On Saturday morning, I was invited to a private set visit with a small group of press. Although we are contractually obligated to remain mum about what we saw in the various filming locations, I do have permission to post a few photos after the S6 premiere on Tuesday night. 


Late Saturday afternoon, I was on the red carpet before the screening and interviewed Michael Emerson, Josh Holloway, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, Evangeline Lilly, Harold Perrineau and Zuleikha Robinson (who totally won me over in person and quickly became a new favorite)! Audio of those interviews will be posted over the next few days, but I have to admit that one of the best moments from that experience was how Lilly reacted to and then answered my question...


As most of you know, this site is strictly spoiler-free, so I will not reveal any details about the first hour of episode 6.01. All you need to know is that your patience will be rewarded. I laughed, cried (3 times), and was genuinely astonished by several scenes.


Stay tuned for more details and photos over the next few days, as well as episode analysis of 6.01 on Wednesday morning. And thank you so much for all of your comments on Facebook and Twitter! 



thorsten said...

Awesome, Jo!
Have a nice flight home!

Matt Roeser said...

can not wait!!!! jo, you are so lucky! rock on!

FETTS said...

Congrats! It sounds like ABC really gave you and some fellow LOST fans in the media the royal treatment you all deserve!

RowanRaven said...

Thanks for being there for so many of us who could not!! My friend who met you over the weekend at this once-in-a-lifetime event said you are so very nice.

And thank you for the pics (especially that nice Josh Holloway one).

Rest up for Tuesday!!
--Kimberly F.

Unknown said...

Its great that all your efforts paid off so well, and (greedily) I am very happy to hear the premiere is satisfying!

Cant wait to read you for the whole of season 6!

shar said...

Wow Jo, thanks so much for doing this and being spoiler free. I can't wait to see the premiere on Tuesday, I'm even avoiding promos at this point. I'm glad someone who really appreciates LOST was able to meet so many cast and crew and that they were so nice. I'm looking forward to hearing your interviews. I think I pretty much saw the interview with Harold on the red carpet since I think that was you next to the HonoluluAdvertiser guy and it was streaming online. They were filming over your shoulder.I'm also anxious to read all your comments this season. And for a rewatch of all 6 seasons later in the fall?
Thanks again,

LisaAnn said...

So happy for you. Can't wait to read your follow-up. Travel safe.

DW said...

Wow--what are we to make of a smiling Harold Perrineau at the premiere?

Great coverage and pics (yes, especially of Sawyer). Looking forward to Tuesday night.

The Calandro's LiHD Blog said...

I can't wait to hear/read more!

June Harper said...

amazing jo!

christa said...

cool to meet you jo!

Lili said...

Hey Jo, it's me, Lianne. It was wonderful "splitting the three minutes" with you along the Red Carpet. You are no longer a Red Carpet virgin! At least you didn't make an a$$ of yourself like I did on my first one. :) Malama pono, Li

Nikki Stafford said...

I love that pic of you and Michael Emerson! SO adorable. And thank you thank you for making this a safe site to check ahead of time, knowing you won't post any spoilers. That's very important to spoiler-free Lost fans like me!!

Happy viewing tonight!