Notes from a traveller: Matthew Fox
My wife’s Italian and so we’ve spent a lot of time in Italy. When we were just out of college we took trains and hitchhiked to the southernmost tip of the country. We were young and broke — it was a big adventure. We ate fruit from trees and raided farmers’ fields for fresh eggplant and peppers. It was very romantic.
There’s nothing better than a road trip, especially if I’m with my brothers. I really enjoy them and being out on the road clears the mind. It’s not always about the destination.
I had a wonderful time filming Lost in Hawaii. We were there for six years and we have many fond memories of the place. It was wonderful for my kids, Kyle, 12, and Byron, nine. They both fell in love with it.
Venice is my favourite winter destination. It’s quiet, foggy and very mysterious — so beautiful and serene. I feel very fortunate to have seen it through the eyes of Venetians.
Theatre is an important part of any destination for me, certainly in London and New York. I love the community experience of sitting in an audience with a bunch of people and watching actors on stage pour their hearts into a production.
Portland, Oregon is a really cool city. It’s very old and traditional but has these magnificent steel bridges. It rains a lot but I think that creates a creative energy in the city. There’s great music and art scenes, and a bunch of comedy companies.
I grew up in the mountains of Wyoming and so I love being up in the mountains and the snow. For me it’s all about big wide open spaces and a four-season climate.
I spent a summer filming Speed Racer in Berlin. It’s an amazing city. It’s a very happening place but it’s also steeped in so much history
Starring in a play in London’s West End has always been a dream of mine. I’ve visited a handful of times but have always been in and out really quickly, so I’m looking forward to spending more time in the city and getting to know it better.
Matthew Fox stars in the new Neil LaBute play In a Forest, Dark and Deep at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, from March.
New “In a Forest, Dark and Deep” rehearsal photos, via :
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Last week Foxy attended the West End transfer of the production of Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park at Royal Court Theatre. Photos via LIFE.com:
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