Sure, "Lost" has got take-charge Jack, beautiful Kate, smoldering Sawyer, badass Sayid and many more colorful characters that have spent time living (and often dying) on that mysterious island. Yet it'd be hard to argue that anyone but jolly Hugo "Hurley" Reyes is the show's fan favorite. He's a truth-teller, a voice of the fan at home, an honest do-gooder, a guy you just can't helping rooting for.
So too has Jorge Garcia, who plays the teddy bear-like Hurley, become beloved amongst the zealous "Lost" fanbase. As the show hurtles toward its series finale on Sunday, Garcia penned an essay for Variety in which he reminisces about the casting process six seasons ago, shares memories of his time shooting in Hawaii and talks about filming the final episode.
Here's an excerpt:
"At 5 a.m. on April 24, I became unemployed," Garcia begins. "I just wrapped my six-season run on 'Lost.' The job that went above and beyond anything I could have imagined was over. ...
"My last day on 'Lost' was also my longest: 20 hours. Without going into details, I can say the shoot was dangerous, physical and wet. But what could be more appropriate? How else could we end this epic show without an epic marathon night of shooting? At the end of it all we all remarked how we expected the end to be more emotional for us, but we were too tired to cry.