Return of the kids
|||Special: Lost in Hawai'i|
By Loren Moreno
Advertiser Staff Writer
By Loren Moreno
Twelve-year-old Kiersten Havelock of Mililani gets her share of stares from "Lost" fans who recognize her as the kidnapped tail-section kid Emma from the hit ABC series.
As does her onscreen brother Mickey Graue, 10, who plays Zack. In fact, both have been practicing their autographs and can be sure they'll be even more familiar to fans after they appear in episodes tonight and next week.
"We went to the grocery store and someone in back of us was pointing at me. My mom said she heard them whisper that they saw me on 'Lost,' " said Havelock, a student at Mililani Middle School.
The pair, seen often carrying a teddy bear, have become the topic of conversation among dedicated "Lost" fans who wonder what exactly happened to the brother-sister survivors, and why they were kidnapped by The Others. Talk of the minor characters shows up on "Lost" blogs frequently; the kids are even featured on their own trading cards.
"The mail came, and we saw these trading cards. A fan wanted me to sign it. We had no idea that they had these," said Graue, a student at Lanikai Elementary School.
Graue said he was surprised that he and Havelock are featured on the cards, considering that they are relatively minor characters.
"It's really cool because we're with all the other characters," Graue said.
Graue's mother, local stage actress Becky Maltby, said she "can't believe" how much interest the kids' characters have created among "Lost" fans.
"I'll go on the Internet, as the proper stage mom that I am, and I'll look on the boards and see if people are still talking about the kids. There are all these sites with Mickey on them. It's just amazing."
Both Graue and Havelock have appeared in one episode this season so far, which gave a brief glimpse of their characters, now integrated with the rest of The Others. There is no word about how their storyline will be resolved, Maltby said.
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