LOST in Mourning [Updated]
“LOST” landed in Kaimuki this morning, at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Waialae Avenue. The parking lot was staged with shiny BMWs and Mercedes (and a couple of black stretch limousines) with California plates. And as an unusually large number of extras arrived, all dressed in black, it became clear they were there to film a funeral scene.
The actors were on the set soon enough. Jorge Garcia, Naveen Andrews, and Evangeline Lilly were tended to by wardrobe and make-up, along with another young female actress I didn’t recognize. There was also a young baby getting the star treatment.
Other fans that had gathered speculated that the funeral was for Claire, but I spotted by chance a large portrait being carried into the church. A staid older gentleman with gray hair was depicted.
Can’t say for sure, but my mind flashed instantly to Someone on the inside later confirmed: it’s the funeral for Christian Shephard.
The exterior scene involved Sayid and
Kate Nadia standing outside the church as mourners filed in. A limo arrives, and Hurley exits along with the aforementioned young woman carrying the baby. The group hugs and talks briefly at the top of the stairs before heading inside. Though it looked like a flash forward involving many of the “Oceanic Six” (Matthew Fox was en route inside), there was no flock of press.
Frankly I was more intrigued by Hurley’s companion than the identity of the person being laid to rest. And were they bringing Aaron, or another baby entirely? A friend I saw there said the woman bore a slight resemblance to Marguerite Moreau, a.k.a. Hurley’s crush Starla. But I admit that could just be wishful thinking on my part!
See the rest of my photos from this morning here.
UPDATE: Eagle-eyed fans at The Fuselage have spotted Andrea Gabriel (Nadia) in the photos. And I’m now wondering if the baby-carrying woman with Hurley was just Evangeline Lilly’s stand-in.
Thanks Ryan, great report and photos as always.
Eee! My first LOST sighting ever. I snapped a pic on my way to pre-work caffeine (Zippy’s) near my school. So dorky. I don’t even watch the show but am still mad that I haven’t yet run into a single cast member. Ever.
Thanks for the early update Ryan! I live in Waikiki and got to go watch some of the outside stuff! I saw all of the cast that was there and later I saw Evangeline Lilly getting something to drink in her trailer that was parked on 7th Ave!