Emerson plays the mysterious villain Ben Linus on the small-screen smash Lost, but off the island, the actors creepy character lands him in some scary situations.
Emerson says, Some people just plain scream when they see me! Kids in shops, or on the sidewalk, and a lot of teenage girls, but sometimes very mature people too.
And while Emerson delights in fans support of his chilling character, he hasnt used his spooky screen persona for any evil deeds, and instead tries to diffuse any bizarre situations his villainous alter ego gets him into.
He says, I try to make the moment as light as I can. I havent thought to employ it in the real world. Thats the time it wouldnt work, and the person would end up laughing in my face.
Season four of Lost premieres early next year.
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