He made me realise something. Only the very best comedians can do that.
IGN: That history, when it was revealed, was quite complex, yes? So how do you handle that?
O’Quinn: Yes. Well, then you say, “I should have been doing this all along. I should have been playing it this way.” It was like that one example in Lost. There was a scene they shot where, early on, Locke wakes up from the plane crash, wiggles his toes and stands up. Then he runs and helps Jack pull someone up. Well, I didn’t know at that time I was supposed to be in a wheelchair. I would have run differently had I known that. But in the end, I let the audience handle those problems. It’s kind of like, “Well, what if your history turns up later?” That means you would have — I mean, the writers, that’s their problem… If it’s in the script I do it. If it’s not, I don’t worry about it.