Tuesday, March 9, 2010
So many words have been written about the "Lost" finale and the series itself.
Did it make sense after all? Sort of.
But nobody--to my knowledge--has said what actually made the show special:
We got to see beautiful Hollywood actresses without makeup (or as close to it as one could wish for). In most shows the women look like Mary Kay spokespeople, or the average Texas woman (Austin excepted). On "Lost" they looked real.
And the female lead, Kate (Evangeline Lily), also let us watch a Hollywood star who didn't act like a Hollywood star, on or off the screen.
Most professional actors are empaths without much in the way of other career options. Lily seems different--seems as though she could and may choose to do something else and walk away from Hollywood without a glance backwards.
In other words, we need them, and most of them need us. I don't think Lily does, however, and that makes her more interesting.