Interview with Matthew Fox: Lost star reveals why he retired from acting

The mystery of Matthew Fox’s Hollywood disappearance has been solved.

That Lost Vet – who hasn’t acted in almost a decade – broke his silence over the weekend about his decision to leave showbiz. Fox also revealed why he recently decided to take a break after retiring to star in Peacock’s upcoming apocalyptic drama series last light.

“I had sort of a bucket list in mind of things I wanted to achieve in business and after I did it [the movie] Bone Tomahawk In 2014, that kind of completed the bucket list,” he told reporters (per Variety) on Saturday at the Monte Carlo Film Festival, where last light had its world premiere. “I wanted to do a western. It’s a very weird western, but it’s a western. And that sort of completed the bucket list.”

Another factor, Fox said, is family. “At that time in my life, our kids were at an age where I felt like I needed to really get involved again,” he explained of his two children with his wife, Margherita Ronchi. “I’ve been focused on work for a while and [my wife] Margherita had run the family so beautifully, but I felt like it was time to be home and I really felt like stepping out of the business and working on other creative elements that were really personal to me me are – some music and writing. ”

last lightthe co-stars Downton Abbey‘s Joanne Froggatt, brings Fox – who also serves as the EP on the series – back to television for the first time since Lost ended in 2010. The thriller imagines a world falling into crisis when oil suppliers are threatened. A Peacock premiere date is TBD.

“I kind of got to a point where I thought maybe the bucket list would include executive producing,” he said of being lured back into acting. “I had never done that before. The opportunity to get involved last light came, so I wanted to try it. And it felt like the right time.”

Fox’s retirement also came at a turbulent time in his personal life. In 2011, he was accused of assaulting a bus driver in Cleveland, Ohio. He denied the allegations and prosecutors eventually chose not to charge him. A civil lawsuit that was subsequently filed was withdrawn by the bus driver. Fox Lost Co-star Dominic Monaghan added fuel to the fire by tweeting in May 2012 that Fox “beats women. No isolated cases. Frequently.”

In an October 2012 interview on The Ellen DeGeneres ShowFox admitted that “it’s been a very tough year for me and my family,” adding, “It’s difficult to be blamed for something you didn’t do.” Interview with Matthew Fox: Lost star reveals why he retired from acting

Lindsay Lowe

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