Evangeline Lilly talks about Claire and Kate reunion and what Kate feels about it
So Claire is crazy, huh?
[Laughs] In a nutshell, yes!
Funny you say the word “nutshell” because I’ve heard something about a squirrel baby …
Mmmhmmm … I’ve made myself a squirrel child out of squirrel bones and some kind of fur and little button eyes. He’s real cute.
Obviously you can’t just disappear with your father in that cabin for a full season and not have repercussions, so is this what’s happened?
Yeah, she’s been three years, living on her own, making her own housing and food and protecting herself. The only person she’s had contact with as a friend is Locke — who’s not really Locke anymore. So any information that she’s been given about what’s going on with other people or the Island is from him. And there are maybe some things that are not the whole truth. He’s led her to believe that the Others have her baby at the Temple, so that’s been her whole plan this last three years, to get him back. Finding out that he’s off the Island and Kate is bringing him up is just like a complete, complete shock to her. So there’s an interesting relationship with Claire and Kate now — a combination of animosity, to say the least, and also respect and thanks. So that’s been fun playing with.
Kind of crazy to think that while Kate was raising Aaron, she was doing so with Jack, Claire’s brother.
[Laughs] Yes — we’re getting very incestuous on this show!
Well as long as Claire and Jack aren’t the ones sleeping together and having the baby, I guess I’m OK with it …
Oh, you didn’t read the next episode? [Laughs] I wouldn’t be surprised! That’s the season finale.
You’re playing a skewed version of Claire this season—much like Terry O’Quinn’s not-quite-Locke. What’s it like?
I come back in a unique fashion, so to speak, which creatively has been amazing. One of the things about doing a television show for six years is you’re playing that exact same character every day—whereas you really can’t get bored on Lost.
What’s your favorite part about being back?
The best has been scenes when we’re all together—like it was during the first season—which doesn’t happen a lot. Just hearing Naveen [Andrews, who plays Sayid] and Terry playing guitar in the jungle and hanging out in the middle of these beautiful banyan trees, swatting off mosquitoes…
We hear one of you Losties may turn out to have an extra-special connection to the island.
The ongoing question has been, “Why am I there, and what is my purpose?” This season brings out a lot of good and evil in people, with people being excited, nervous and scared when informed of their possible destinies.
What would you wish for Claire’s future?
I think Claire should be reunited with Aaron. That would be great. There has been so much theorizing about Aaron [being] the key to everything. I really don’t know, but I think there must be something special with him.
source : tv guide magazine