BackTalk: Dominic Monaghan

Anything you can tell me about what happens in Season 3? I just know that there are a few new characters and that we'll be delving into the story of The Others a lot more. And, um, some people are going to be dying, which is, um, interesting. And that's as much as I know.

So nobody is safe? Nobody is safe. That's correct.

Fair enough. Let's talk about how you approached Season 2, then. Your character, Charlie [Pace], essentially took on the role of Iago. You know, I've been keen on the character of Iago in Othello for a long time - this idea of a guy who stands slightly on the outskirts and talks to who you assume to be the main players. In many plays, Iago is the character who watches from a distance. That was the idea, but I don't know that it was fully executed as much as I would have liked. Obviously, everybody wants to work as much as possible, but with a cast of 14 people, it's not that easy to work as much as you'd like. But I'm hanging in there. It's still a good show, an ambitious show, and something great to be involved with, so I'm happy.

Have you watched Lost on DVD? Oh sure, sure. That's the way I watch it most of the time, because I don't like watching it with the adverts in there. DVD is a much better experience, because you can watch it all the way through and not have the distractions of being asked to buy a Mercedes, a handbag, or a cheeseburger. Unfortunately, that's the nature of the beast in television - the [advertisers] are paying our wages, so you have to toe the line to a certain extent.

Have you watched the show on your iPod? I have. I don't think it holds up to watching the show on a bigscreen TV with a surround sound system, though. Lost is very cinematic. Watching on a plane or a train, okay; an iPod's fantastic for that. And I actually watch a lot of movies on my PSP. But I don't think it does the show justice to watch it on an iPod.