Michael Emerson, Lost

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At the Towelhead premiere, we also spoke with the fab Maria Bello (more on her latuh), as well as Lost’s Michael Emerson, who’s married to Towelhead’s Carrie Preston. Dude plays the deliciously devilish Ben on the hit show, but, of course, you know that. Don’t you think he’s easily one of the best babes (we use the term liberally, natch) on the sandy nighttime soap, which is about to start back up shortly? Here’s what M.E. had to say:

On his show’s insane popularity: Everybody I run into seems to watch it, so we must be doing something right.

Weirdest Lost theory someone blabbed to him? Some guy told me once that he thought the island was the ruins of an intergalactic zoo...that is less than one percent of overlap with the true meaning of the show. But maybe! Who knows?

There’s an online petition for Emerson to play the Riddler in the next Batman flick.

His thoughts? My agent hasn’t even dreamed of that.

On being the only one in the Lost gang to score an Emmy acting nomination: That doesn’t please me that much because I think I work with a first-rate cast, and everybody on our show is turning in great performances, so it’s not right that I should be up there by myself.

Not surprisingly, Mikey said he’s seen T-shirts reading “Ben Linus for President,” which he fully endorses. “You would know that Ben is on top of the situation and that he was fully informed.”

OK, Emerson had us until that last bit, who the hell does he think he is, Paris Hilton?

—Additional English-screwin' reporting by Becky Bain

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