Although LOST star Matthew Fox has enjoyed his time shooting the popular series in and around the Hawaiian islands, the 43-year-old is really looking forward to getting away from it all.
The actor last year purchased a little over 10 acres up on Broken Top, a long dormant volcano near Bend, Oregon. The area resides within the Three Sisters Wilderness, which makes up 242,000 acres of the Willamette National Forest. Fox, who grew up on a farm in Wyoming, said he loves the wide open beauty of isolation. “We didn’t have neighbors or anything like that,” he told Seven Magazine. “I think I did feel isolated, but in a good way. That’s remained very important to me. I really need those wide open spaces and feelings of loneliness, I can hear myself better there.”
“When I’m in Los Angeles I just can’t f***ing wait to get out of it. The traffic and everything just drives me nuts.”
Fox’s brother also lives in the area — and he’s excited to build a tight relationship between the two families. “We’re moving to Oregon,” he said last year. “I want to be closer to my brothers and their children. We really want our kids to have tight first-cousin relationships. I want to enjoy fishing, hiking, skiing, mountains and fresh air.”