Zap2it: You just mentioned Michael Emerson. Have you two actually talked behind the scenes, trying to develop the character together? What advice has he given you about the role, if anything?
SB: Well, we really havenΓÇÖt. I mean, before I didnΓÇÖt know a lot about Ben, and he didnΓÇÖt give me any pointers. But this last time, since IΓÇÖm a big fan of the show now, and watch it like an addict, I actually talked theories with him, and he had some pretty interesting ones.
Zap2it: OK, such as? Give me one.
SB: One that we both sorta think is true: Locke and Ben are brothers. Because their mom has the same name, so same mom and different dadsΓÇªor maybe even the same dad, we donΓÇÖt know who LockeΓÇÖs father is!
Zap2it: Now youΓÇÖve got me intrigued. Have any other ones you can share with us?
SB: You remember Marvin CandleΓÇÖs kid in the beginning of Season 5? I believe thatΓÇÖs Miles. And I know one of those [two theories] is true, because I once ran into Damon Lindelof, and asked him if any of these three theories is true. The first one is that Annie is Charlotte. And of course now we know thatΓÇÖs not true because we saw Young Charlotte at the age of three when Annie would be my age. So the only two left are ΓÇ£Ben and Locke are brothersΓÇ¥ and ΓÇ£Miles is Marvin CandleΓÇÖs kid,ΓÇ¥ and Damon said, ΓÇ£One of those is true.ΓÇ¥ But he never said that more than one of them isnΓÇÖt, so I think both of them are.