Even though he’d rather leave the whole beefcake thing to Josh Holloway, Matthew Fox wants to show people he’s not really the conscientious doctor-type he plays on Lost. In an interview in the latest Men’s Journal Fox offers some insight into his off-screen persona:
“I’m a liar and a cheat and a thief and the ultimate manipulator. … I tell lies every day, man. And when I say I’m phenomenally manipulative, I am. I really enjoy social boozing, and what I enjoy about it is when people I know and care about say and do things they normally wouldn’t say or do. To make that happen I’ll instigate anything…As for the skinny-dipping, when I was a kid there wasn’t a huge delineation in our family between having clothes on or not having clothes on. And the reason I have so much fun doing it now is people are so shocked by it, and, like, ‘Oh, my God, Fox just took his clothes off!’ But, I mean, just how long ago was it that we were all wandering around in loincloths?”
Hmm. My memory doesn’t go far enough back to remember the loincloth era, but in this case a vivid imagination can be quite helpful.