Mark Goldman about Juliet and Sawyer

There’s an interview with Mark Goldman (Lost’s editor and “LaFleur”director) on the latest LOST magazine.

He directed LaFleur which was his first directing job on Lost. -LaFleur ended up being of one the most pivotal episodes for Sawyer’s character as his stay in ’70’s finally brought out the honorable leader and a man that was hiding in him all along. It introduced relationship between Sawyer and Juliet which on paper seemed implausible, but once acted out in the episode, it charmed everyone. -Goldman compared Suliet to Tracy/Hepburn. – For the dock scene, Goldman told Josh and Liz to have fun doing that scene. They did have some fun and it allowed them to find some chemistry that didn’t have to manifest yet. – When it came to show that their friendship bloomed into real love, Goldman said it clicked to everyone that this pair was right for one another. He talked to actors how it’s a relationship about equals. They are both very smart and sassy. During those three years they learned to respect each other, even though they are two people from completely different backgrounds. When they were shooting in the house, they all agreed that relationship is mature and it was the first time Sawyer had that kind of experience. – Goldman said that with Kate it was all about passion, but with Juliet they wanted to shot the scenes illustrating their reaction to mean something more. Goldman said that he thinks Carlton wanted for the kiss to be more passionate, but Goldman felt like that it’s not their first date and it’s not Kate and Sawyer. He wanted to be passionate and loving in relaxed way and both Josh and EM agreed to it. Elizabeth floored Goldman with the way she played ‘the flower scene’ (she was reserved, but so charming and loving). They are so good, because when it comes to the finale it’s really tragic because you are really rooting for those two. – The rest of it is Goldman’s experience as director and how he enjoyed working with the actors.

Thanks ninkagv22 for the transcription and Stef for the headup!