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Lost fans really haven’t spent much time with Walt in recent seasons, save for a hand-wave from an apartment window and a haunting visit to Locke’s would-be grave. But this Wednesday, Michael’s son will get a bit more screen time as “The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham” details Locke’s odyssey from donkey wheel to casket. Malcolm David Kelley ΓÇö who as Walt was one of Lost’s original cast members ΓÇö shared a glimpse at his character’s latest appearance.
TVGuide.com: I have to tell you, a reader emailed me saying she was skeptical about your Lost future because of that Tyson chicken commercial you’re in.
Kelley: Oh yeah, my manager told me about that! A lot of people are bugging out about that commercial ΓÇö “What are you doing?!”
TVGuide.com: But sure enough, Walt returns this week. In what capacity?
Kelley: Let’s see…. I don’t want to give anything away… but there’s a situation where he knows something is going on, but nobody told him. It’s that sort of thing.
TVGuide.com: What, does he get wind that Jack, Kate and the others are returning to the island?
Kelley: I’m just going to be talking to somebody, and…. Let’s just say I know a little bit about what’s going on, but nobody wants to tell me.
TVGuide.com: Now that the show is time-jumping around, do you get to play closer to your real age of 16? No more waving from windows or skewed camera angles?
Kelley: I do, and that’s a very cool thing. I don’t have to play this young boy anymore. I don’t have to change my voice or have them dub in someone else’s voice. There were a lot of things we had to do to try to make me sound younger.
TVGuide.com: When you first started the show, did you worry, “If I start to sprout, I’m going to lose my job”?
Kelley: I really didn’t expect me to grow that fast! It was just over a year period that I started sprouting up and my voice got deeper. I wasn’t really thinking about it. I didn’t know how long the show was going to go, but then they started saying “2010”….
TVGuide.com: Does Walt know that his father is dead?
Kelley: [Pauses] I… don’t think so. I’m not sure.
TVGuide.com: There’s talk that Walt actually was on the flight back to the island in spirit, because Hurley took some of his comic books with him.
Kelley: [Laughs] That’d be pretty cool. But I hope I get to go back to the island myself at some point.
TVGuide.com: But maybe since Walt has his telekinesis-like powers, somebody doesn’t want him back on the island. He could prove too useful to … someone.
Kelley: Right, that’s true. So maybe they’re doing a smart thing!