ends, that's it for Matthew Fox's television career.
No, I didn't say he's screwed. Where did you get the idea? Actually, it's something that Fox himself said--that, once Lost
finally wraps up in the middle of next year, he won't be returning to television.
And, well, it's more of a personal reason than because of frustration. (Then again, why would you be frustrated if you're part of such a huge show?) Fox, also known as crash survivor head Jack, has two children with his wife Margarita: 12-year-old daughter Kyle and eight-year-old son Byron. He's very much want to spend more time with them, thus his post-Lost
plan: take six months off work to be with his family, and then return to making movies.
"I am not going to do television again," he told Starpulse. "That is not because I think film is better than television. Not at all. In some respects, some of the best storytelling is happening on television. I have done two TV shows--Lost
and Party of Five
--that have each run for six years. When you add it all up it is in the vicinity of 300 hours of television. I want to find a way to have more control over when I am working and when I'm not. I'm looking for more flexibility."
But movies also take time, right? Fox's got an idea: do only one or two movies a year. At least that's a huge slab off his currently hectic schedule.
His fears are well-founded, though: being a dad of two with lots of work, he's afraid he won't be able to watch his kids grow. "I am 42 and a father of two children and I don't want to miss them growing up," he said. "I don't want to find myself ten years from now feeling like I was an absentee father because I was so focused on my career."
Well, I guess it's never too late for that. Just guessing.
- Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Starpulse(Image courtesy of PR Photos)