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Interview with Hiro Sanada

By lyly ford,

  Filed under: Lost Cast
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IGN TV: Were you a fan of Lost before you joined the show?

Hiroyuki Sanada: Yeah, of course. I haven’t watched all of the episodes, but most of them. But yeah, I was a big fan.

IGN: Being on Lost means being part of a big mythology, full of mysteries. We’re you prepared to be a part of a show with so many secrets?

Sanada: Well, I learned that after I joined them. I knew the show because one of the cast – Matthew Fox who plays Jack – I worked with him before on the move Speed Racer. We didn’t have any scenes together, but we spent a lot of time in Berlin. Dinner and drinks. So I watched Lost because of Matthew. And then after I decided to join them I had a long time until I got a script so I spent a whole month catching up on all 120 episodes. Five episodes a day. I learned everything.

IGN: How was your character, Dogen, explained to you when you took the role?

Sanada: When I met the creators, Damon (Lindelof) and Carlton (Cuse), they explained my character to me. He was kind of a doctor who had lived on The Island for a long time. I asked them why a Japanese man would be living on The Island and how he might have come to The Island. So now I know why and how, but I can’t tell you. (laughs)

more here : IGN interview

  • GeigerCounter

    “haven’t watched all episodes” does not equal “big fan”

  • Dharma77

    He has watched them, 5 episodes a day (pffft lightweight :P) and know he knows everything.

  • GeorgeM4

    I was looking for this for a while. I was just curious about the exact words of Dogen:

    • “When Does Jacob Arrive?” @ 2:17 (whoa!)
      Cool huh, thanks for the link!

  • Cody

    Does anyone know if his name is a Dark Tower reference?

    • singitloud

      I love the Dark Tower books (have read them twice). I believe the timelines will merge again like Roland and Jake’s did…

      From Wikipedia: “In Stephen King’s epic novel The Dark Tower, a “dogan” is a secret base used by the Wolves, a mysterious group that periodically emerges from hiding to abduct children.”

      • Cody

        Replace the word “Dogan” with “Temple” and replace “Wolves” with “Others”

        i love it

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