Lost in Lossie; Telly Star EXCLUSIVE Matthew Fox Lies Low in Scots Town
Byline: JOHN MILLAR
HOLLYWOOD actor Matthew Fox thought he could get away from the pressures of fame on a trip to the north of Scotland.
So the star of mould-breaking TV series Lost was shocked when he was spotted by fans in the harbour town of Lossiemouth.
Matthew, 42, was sight-seeing in the north-east with his 12-year-old daughter Kyle on their first visit to Scotland.
He said: "I was very surprised by how excited everybody was that I was there.
"It is always very strange to me because I try to convince myself that nobody in the world knows who I am and I am just going to do what I want.
"But the Scottish people were very nice and polite and the countryside is absolutely spectacular. It was a very good stay. I enjoyed it very much.
"We flew to Aberdeen then drove to Lossiemouth and it was stunning - a beautiful town.
Matthew brought Kyle to Morayshire to go to a world-renowned summer school after hearing about its programme of academic, art, drama, sport and adventure courses.
Speaking at the Rome Fiction TV Festival, he said: "We had a nice couple of days there. My daughter Kyle is having a great time in Scotland.
"It stays light. The sun did not set until 10.30 at night then it just got dusk for a few hours till the sun came back up again, which was pretty awesome - I loved that."
The actor may have loved all things Scottish but admits he was not brave enough to try our national dish.
He said: "I didn't try haggis but I had lamb. I didn't go for any of the more radical things. I might try haggis next time."
Matthew is now off to film the sixth and final series of Lost in Hawaii with co-stars Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder and Dominic Monaghan.
He revealed the end of the awardwinning show about the bizarre adventures of the survivors of a plane crash will be a landmark in his life and career.
After the final scenes are shot, he plans to move his family - wife, former model Margherita, Kyle, and eight-year-old son Byron - to a ranch in Oregon and take as much as six months off.
Matthew, who grew up on a ranch in Wyoming, said: "I am not a tropical island, sunshine every day person.
"I am 42 and a father of two children and I don't want to miss them growing up. I don't want to find myself 10 years from now feeling like I was an absentee father because I was so focused on my career."
When he is ready to work again, Matthew wants to have a less all-consuming schedule by making just one or two movies a year.
He said: "I am not going to do television again. That's not because I think film is better than television. Not at all, in some of the respects some of the best storytelling is happening on television. …