Rebecca Mader Exclusive Video Interview (Charlotte on LOST)

     March 14, 2010

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While I get to interview many people for Collider, they’re usually done at a hotel and almost always feel rushed.  That’s because a press junket has to accommodate journalists from around the world and everyone needs time with people promoting the movie or TV show.  A typical TV interview is 4 minutes…as you can imagine, it’s hard to get more than a sound bite. That’s why I love it when I’m able to talk with people for an extended amount of time, as it lets you have a real conversation.

And that’s what happened last week with Rebecca Mader.  Instead of the usual hotel interview, I met her at a spot on Wilshire Blvd. (it’s in Los Angeles) and we conducted an awesome extended interview.  Not only did we cover her work on Lost (she plays Charlotte Lewis), but we were able to talk about how she transitioned from modeling into acting, her early work on Love Monkey and Justice, and so much more.  It’s a great interview so hit the jump and check it out.  As usual, I’ve listed what we talked about above the video:

Finally, a big thank you to Rebecca Mader for giving me so much of her time.

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  • The  most unusual place she’s done an interview – she talks about her bed
  • 1:10 – How did she get into acting. Did she have stage parents
  • 2:00 – What was her big break – talks about 2006 being her break with Justice
  • 2:40 – Talks about being a model/actress and bouncing back and forth between the two
  • 3:10 – What was it about modeling that she could bring to her acting career
  • 4:05 – Love Monkey talk
  • 4:45 – Talks about shooting Devil Wears Prada and Love Monkey at the same time
  • 5:15 – What did she learn from Meryl Streep
  • 6:25 – Justice talk – what was that experience like for her working crazy hours.  If you think TV is glamorous…listen to what she has to say.
  • 8:30 – Talks about Lost and how they film more than one episode at the same time and how it can get confusing
  • 9:00 – What is it like on set filming Lost
  • 10:10 – When she got hired on Lost did she do some binge watching
  • 11:10 – Is she sad she didn’t make it the entire time on Lost – talks about how she got to do a lot of movies since she wasn’t on Lost this last season
  • 12:25 – Does she know how Lost is going to end – also talks about how she watches the show now
  • 13:40 – How often does she get stopped by people asking about Lost
  • 14:10 – How is it on set when filming Lost – are there people watching
  • 15:10 – Can she talk about anything coming up on Lost…
  • 15:35 – Talks about her upcoming movies – The Big Bang, Ceremony, Mother’s Little Helpers
  • 16:15 – Talks about Mother’s Little Helpers sex scenes
  • 17:00 – When do the movies come out
  • 17:15 – Did she get to geek out with Uma Thurman
  • 17:35 – Does she have friends that always want to visit her on set or on Lost
  • 18:20 – What does she like most about living in Los Angeles and what does she miss the most about England
  • 20:00 – What does she have coming up

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