From the moment he first arrived on screen claiming to be an innocent balloonist marooned on the island, Benjamin Linus was an unstoppable force on Lost. And while you may have loved or hated how the show ended, you had to love Michael Emerson’s performance on it.
Emerson, a stage actor who made a name for himself on television by playing serial killer William Hinks on The Practice, has since gone on to star in Person of Interest. But in 2009 while he was still playing everyone’s favorite Other, we caught up with Emerson to talk about the complexities of Lost, the lighter side of Benjamin Linus and having microwavable food thrown at your head.
If you missed it then, enjoy it now: