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Cast Trivia - Jeff Fahey
He was born and raised in New York, as the sixth of thirteen children.
His father’s name is Frank.
At age seventeen, he left home and soon hitchhiked to Alaska. He later backpacked through Europe, worked on a kibbutz in Israel, and drove an ambulance in Germany. He also lived in India.
While doing experimental theater in New York, he as invited to take ballet and quickly developed a great passion for it. After just eight months, at age 25, he won a full scholarship to dance with the world-renowned  Joffrey Ballet. He performed with the company for three years.
Dance led him to musical performances, including the national tour of Oklahoma and Paris’ West Side Story.
Before breaking into television and movie roles, he sold vacuum cleaners and taught ballroom dance.
He has three brothers in the movie business: Mike who is a grip, Kevin who is a gaffer and Dennis who is a driver.
He stared in Grindhouse with Naveen Andrews and Cold Heart with Josh Holloway.
Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have said that Jeff was their first and only choice for the role of Frank Lapidus. Damon liked his “intense eyes”, and has said that “he has exactly the right sensibilities.” 
When the producers contacted him, he had taken a break from acting and was living in Afghanistan to assist an orphanage. He had never seen a single minute of Lost before, but was convinced to join the cast after producers summarized the first three seasons for him. He was very excited to move to Hawaii and has since called the opportunity “a dream.”
Lapidus wasn’t originally envisioned with a beard, and the producers were surprised to see that he had grown one. They let him keep it for season 4, but asked that it be shortened a bit.
Even during the filming of Lost, he’d frequently travel back to Afghanistan to support the orphanage, whenever his character didn’t appear in a week’s episode. 
He recently began working with refugee camps in Western Sahara.
After his character appeared to die in the submarine explosion, Jeff told several reporters that his character was definitely dead, even though he already knew that wasn’t true.
Quotes:
"A lot of times, you don’t want to know everything. The very thing that  would make you feel uncomfortable on other jobs — not knowing the arc of  the character or the story — on something like Lost, the unknowing actually helps out sometimes.”
"In the three seasons I was on the island, I never experienced one moment  of discomfort. I loved every person in all departments; writers,  directors, producers, the wonderful cast and great crew. I can’t even  consider it working. It was like three seasons of a paid vacation.”
(on his favorite line as Lapidus) “There were so many. I loved the way they wrote him, with the one liners. But everybody loved the  line about Guam.”
Q: Carlton Cuse once said about you, “He has the most intense eyes of  any guy out there, and I say that as a non-gay man.” Would you like to  return the compliment?Jeff: Tell him I love him, too. And I’m straight.
Videos:
Sky1 interview
Shirtless and popping pills in 1999 movie
Washington Post interview
Fan-made tribute to Frank
not going to Guam
weirdest damn funeral

Cast Trivia - Jeff Fahey

  • He was born and raised in New York, as the sixth of thirteen children.
  • His father’s name is Frank.
  • At age seventeen, he left home and soon hitchhiked to Alaska. He later backpacked through Europe, worked on a kibbutz in Israel, and drove an ambulance in Germany. He also lived in India.
  • While doing experimental theater in New York, he as invited to take ballet and quickly developed a great passion for it. After just eight months, at age 25, he won a full scholarship to dance with the world-renowned Joffrey Ballet. He performed with the company for three years.
  • Dance led him to musical performances, including the national tour of Oklahoma and Paris’ West Side Story.
  • Before breaking into television and movie roles, he sold vacuum cleaners and taught ballroom dance.
  • He has three brothers in the movie business: Mike who is a grip, Kevin who is a gaffer and Dennis who is a driver.
  • He stared in Grindhouse with Naveen Andrews and Cold Heart with Josh Holloway.
  • Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have said that Jeff was their first and only choice for the role of Frank Lapidus. Damon liked his “intense eyes”, and has said that “he has exactly the right sensibilities.” 
  • When the producers contacted him, he had taken a break from acting and was living in Afghanistan to assist an orphanage. He had never seen a single minute of Lost before, but was convinced to join the cast after producers summarized the first three seasons for him. He was very excited to move to Hawaii and has since called the opportunity “a dream.”
  • Lapidus wasn’t originally envisioned with a beard, and the producers were surprised to see that he had grown one. They let him keep it for season 4, but asked that it be shortened a bit.
  • Even during the filming of Lost, he’d frequently travel back to Afghanistan to support the orphanage, whenever his character didn’t appear in a week’s episode.
  • He recently began working with refugee camps in Western Sahara.
  • After his character appeared to die in the submarine explosion, Jeff told several reporters that his character was definitely dead, even though he already knew that wasn’t true.

Quotes:

"A lot of times, you don’t want to know everything. The very thing that would make you feel uncomfortable on other jobs — not knowing the arc of the character or the story — on something like Lost, the unknowing actually helps out sometimes.”

"In the three seasons I was on the island, I never experienced one moment of discomfort. I loved every person in all departments; writers, directors, producers, the wonderful cast and great crew. I can’t even consider it working. It was like three seasons of a paid vacation.”

(on his favorite line as Lapidus) “There were so many. I loved the way they wrote him, with the one liners. But everybody loved the  line about Guam.”

Q: Carlton Cuse once said about you, “He has the most intense eyes of any guy out there, and I say that as a non-gay man.” Would you like to return the compliment?
Jeff: Tell him I love him, too. And I’m straight.

Videos:


It's not that I don't trust your information (because I do) but I'm just wondering what your sources are for the Cast Trivia. I'm sorry if you've answered this before, so if you did, could you please point me in that direction? Thanks :)

Anonymous

Good question! I don’t mind at all. I use a variety of web sources - including Lostpedia, TV.com, imdb and wikipedia. However, I’m pretty weary of those sources and just use ‘em as a starting point for further research. Basic info, like birth place, I can usually trust….but other odder trivia I always google to find a more official article (such as a magazine, newspaper site, direct quotes) that’ll verify it. If I can’t find anything more on something a site claimed, I won’t post it. I also get trivia ideas by searching directly for official articles written on the cast members - not by fans, but by professional journalists. Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, USA Today and Eonline have lots. Others I find through googling “cast member name, interview”. Oftentimes, the trivia items come directly from something that cast member said about the themself.

I imagine that some wrong info has slipped through, but I do my best to avoid it. If I have any doubt that something’s true, I won’t post it. And if anyone reads something that they think (or know) isn’t true, please feel free to message me. I’d love to know the truth, too!

I hope that makes sense and was helpful. :) And of course, I hope you’re enjoying the trivia.


Cast Trivia - Matthew Fox
His middle name is Chandler. (sadly no relation to Bing)
He  was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Wyoming at a young age. His mom  was a teacher; his father raised cattle and grew barley for beer  companies. His parents were very strict; they didn’t even own a TV until  Matthew was a teen.
He is a descendant of a famous Union Army general, George Meade.
He  attended Columbia University on a football scholarship, where he was in  a fraternity and worked loading flowers in New York’s Wholesale  District. He also  He also met Margherita Ronchi there, whom he married  at age 26.
After graduating with an economics degree, he applied  for jobs selling stocks. However, Margherita’s mother was a modeling  agent and convinced him to try it out. That lead to TV commercial roles,  which sparked his passion for acting.
He used to chew tobacco, but switched to cigarettes when he started modeling.
He’s a talented photographer, as demonstrated in photos included on the Lost season 1 dvd.
He  auditioned for Sawyer on Lost, but producers quickly saw that he’d be a  much better fit for Jack, and asked him to read for that character  instead.
He was nominated for a Teen Choice Award six times - all for his performance in Lost - but never won.
While promoting the movie Vantage Point, he traveled to 9 countries within 3 weeks. 
His  favorite musicians include Arcade Fire, Sigur Rós,John Harold Arnold  Bramwell, Radiohead, Modest Mouse and The Black Angels. 
He was assistant executive producer for the show Designing Women in 1991.
He didn’t learn to swim until he was 21.
He’s called himself a Philadelphia Eagles fanatic.
He is good friends with Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong.
He  told Playboy magazine that he lost his virginity at age 12 to a girl  two years older than him with more experience. He said it was  “absolutely terrible and awkward”, taking place “literally on the ground  by a river while a rodeo was going on in town. Just two f——— kids  lying down and pulling our pants down.” He also revealed that he had “plenty of sex” during his freshman year of college.
At 6 foot, 2 inches, he’s marginally the tallest Lost cast member.
He is a private pilot and owns a Beechcraft Bonanza G36 aircraft.
Quotes:
"Margherita  and I have been best friends and best lovers. She’s the love of my  life. We have managed to both be intensely independent and maintain that  strength in our relationship. I am a man, and I am an appreciator of  women.”
“I was a big hell-raiser, always doing crazy shit but always getting away  with it. Wyoming is all about drinking and chasing girls, but it’s also  such a big place and we lived in such a remote area that to get into  trouble I normally stayed at a friend’s house 50, 60 miles away. My mom  and dad never knew about much of what I did. But one time I got into  serious shit with my old man when I was trying to grow weed in one of  the farm buildings and he found it.”
(on Nikki and Paulo) “Those characters didn’t work for me from the very beginning. I was part  of the camp that was like, ‘What? Huh?’ That was one of those  experiments where the producers were like, ‘Can we suddenly introduce  characters that were part of the crash victims but we’ve never seen  them before, and have them become characters on the show?’ And the  answer to that question is…no.”
"I don’t think they were ever seriously considering me for Sawyer. They  were just using a Sawyer scene to audition guys they were interested in.  The minute I did that Sawyer audition, though, they were like, ‘We  think you’re Jack Shephard.’ I said, ‘Great, but I don’t have any  fucking idea who Jack Shephard is because nobody’s read the script.’ ”
"I have absolutely no trouble taking my clothes off—never have, from the  time I was a kid growing up in Wyoming. It’s fun to do something others  think is outrageous. It’s fun just to watch people’s reactions."
Videos:
audition for Sawyer and Jack
hilarious Jimmy Kimmel sketch
Saturday Night Live sketch
2004 Ellen show parody 
Set tour
L’Oreal commercial

Cast Trivia - Matthew Fox

  • His middle name is Chandler. (sadly no relation to Bing)
  • He was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Wyoming at a young age. His mom was a teacher; his father raised cattle and grew barley for beer companies. His parents were very strict; they didn’t even own a TV until Matthew was a teen.
  • He is a descendant of a famous Union Army general, George Meade.
  • He attended Columbia University on a football scholarship, where he was in a fraternity and worked loading flowers in New York’s Wholesale District. He also  He also met Margherita Ronchi there, whom he married at age 26.
  • After graduating with an economics degree, he applied for jobs selling stocks. However, Margherita’s mother was a modeling agent and convinced him to try it out. That lead to TV commercial roles, which sparked his passion for acting.
  • He used to chew tobacco, but switched to cigarettes when he started modeling.
  • He’s a talented photographer, as demonstrated in photos included on the Lost season 1 dvd.
  • He auditioned for Sawyer on Lost, but producers quickly saw that he’d be a much better fit for Jack, and asked him to read for that character instead.
  • He was nominated for a Teen Choice Award six times - all for his performance in Lost - but never won.
  • While promoting the movie Vantage Point, he traveled to 9 countries within 3 weeks.
  • His favorite musicians include Arcade Fire, Sigur Rós,John Harold Arnold Bramwell, Radiohead, Modest Mouse and The Black Angels.
  • He was assistant executive producer for the show Designing Women in 1991.
  • He didn’t learn to swim until he was 21.
  • He’s called himself a Philadelphia Eagles fanatic.
  • He is good friends with Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong.
  • He told Playboy magazine that he lost his virginity at age 12 to a girl two years older than him with more experience. He said it was “absolutely terrible and awkward”, taking place “literally on the ground by a river while a rodeo was going on in town. Just two f——— kids lying down and pulling our pants down.” He also revealed that he had “plenty of sex” during his freshman year of college.
  • At 6 foot, 2 inches, he’s marginally the tallest Lost cast member.
  • He is a private pilot and owns a Beechcraft Bonanza G36 aircraft.

Quotes:

"Margherita and I have been best friends and best lovers. She’s the love of my life. We have managed to both be intensely independent and maintain that strength in our relationship. I am a man, and I am an appreciator of women.”

I was a big hell-raiser, always doing crazy shit but always getting away with it. Wyoming is all about drinking and chasing girls, but it’s also such a big place and we lived in such a remote area that to get into trouble I normally stayed at a friend’s house 50, 60 miles away. My mom and dad never knew about much of what I did. But one time I got into serious shit with my old man when I was trying to grow weed in one of the farm buildings and he found it.”

(on Nikki and Paulo) “Those characters didn’t work for me from the very beginning. I was part of the camp that was like, ‘What? Huh?’ That was one of those experiments where the producers were like, ‘Can we suddenly introduce characters that were part of the crash victims but we’ve never seen them before, and have them become characters on the show?’ And the answer to that question is…no.”

"I don’t think they were ever seriously considering me for Sawyer. They were just using a Sawyer scene to audition guys they were interested in. The minute I did that Sawyer audition, though, they were like, ‘We think you’re Jack Shephard.’ I said, ‘Great, but I don’t have any fucking idea who Jack Shephard is because nobody’s read the script.’ ”

"I have absolutely no trouble taking my clothes off—never have, from the time I was a kid growing up in Wyoming. It’s fun to do something others think is outrageous. It’s fun just to watch people’s reactions."

Videos:


Cast Trivia - Mira Furlan
She was born and raised in Croatia, and was a hugely successful actress there. She received all of her country’s highest acting awards, for both stage and film.
She’s often been called “the Meryl Streep of Yugoslavia.”
During the Wars of Yugoslavian Succession, she did her best to oppose a war in which  neighbors were killing each other, and appeared in productions in enemy nations.  The result was a terrible media campaign to vilify her, including many death threats. In 1991, she and her husband came to the US as refugees. She didn’t return to Croatia for 11 years.
She has one son, named Marko Lav Gajić, born in December 1998 in L.A.
She’s also a talented singer and released an album in 1999 called Songs From Movies That Have Never Been Made.
She has been credited in over 25 films as the lead role.
Mira and Michael Emerson share the same birthday (September 7th), though she is a year younger.
She occasionally wrote a column for a Croatian magazine.
In the mid-90s, Mira starred in a futuristic American science fiction show called Babylon 5. Because she had to wear prosthetic makeup on her brow, her eyes now tear up easily around bright lights - such as camera flashes.
When she auditioned for Lost, she was only expected to be in one or two episodes. But at the show developed further, her role was greatly expanded.
It was rumored that she asked to be written out of Lost, but she has firmly denied this, saying that she loved playing Danielle and wanted to see more of the character’s story.
Quotes:
"It was wonderful to work with Naveen, especially with him, and I had a  little chance to work with Terry O’Quinn, who is one of the most  wonderful actors in existence. It was nice."
"Danielle was a very complex character, and that evolved over the life of  the show. When we first met her, we think she is this very savage woman,  but as we get to know her in her struggle, we begin to empathize with  her quite a bit and we find out that she is one of the few characters without a checkered past, one of the pure characters if you will.”
Videos:
Loooong Lost interview
Danielle’s first appearance
Blooper with Naveen
Flash-sideways appearance
Babylon 5 clip

Cast Trivia - Mira Furlan

  • She was born and raised in Croatia, and was a hugely successful actress there. She received all of her country’s highest acting awards, for both stage and film.
  • She’s often been called “the Meryl Streep of Yugoslavia.”
  • During the Wars of Yugoslavian Succession, she did her best to oppose a war in which neighbors were killing each other, and appeared in productions in enemy nations. The result was a terrible media campaign to vilify her, including many death threats. In 1991, she and her husband came to the US as refugees. She didn’t return to Croatia for 11 years.
  • She has one son, named Marko Lav Gajić, born in December 1998 in L.A.
  • She’s also a talented singer and released an album in 1999 called Songs From Movies That Have Never Been Made.
  • She has been credited in over 25 films as the lead role.
  • Mira and Michael Emerson share the same birthday (September 7th), though she is a year younger.
  • She occasionally wrote a column for a Croatian magazine.
  • In the mid-90s, Mira starred in a futuristic American science fiction show called Babylon 5. Because she had to wear prosthetic makeup on her brow, her eyes now tear up easily around bright lights - such as camera flashes.
  • When she auditioned for Lost, she was only expected to be in one or two episodes. But at the show developed further, her role was greatly expanded.
  • It was rumored that she asked to be written out of Lost, but she has firmly denied this, saying that she loved playing Danielle and wanted to see more of the character’s story.

Quotes:

"It was wonderful to work with Naveen, especially with him, and I had a little chance to work with Terry O’Quinn, who is one of the most wonderful actors in existence. It was nice."

"Danielle was a very complex character, and that evolved over the life of the show. When we first met her, we think she is this very savage woman, but as we get to know her in her struggle, we begin to empathize with her quite a bit and we find out that she is one of the few characters without a checkered past, one of the pure characters if you will.”

Videos:


Cast Trivia - Jorge Garcia
He was born in Nebraska, and is of Chilean and Cuban ancestry. 
He wanted to became a professional actor ever since he played the villian in a seventh grade musical.
In high school, he was on the wrestling team and earned the nickname “Baby Face Assassin.”
He was the first actor is officially be signed on for Lost.
He’s a big poker fan and competed on an episode of Celebrity Poker  Showdown, but lost to Michael Ian Black. He also would often host poker  tournaments amongst the Lost cast and crew. 
He started doing stand-up comedy in college, and had a fairly successful career many years after.
He’s also worked as a newsstand operator and record story cashier.
During season 5, he was asked what one dead Lost character he would  bring back to life. He answered Libby, because he really liked Hurley’s  relationship with her.
He’s had pretty much the same long, curly hairstyle since high school.
He’s called Sawyer his favorite character.
He had to miss his sister’s wedding to film in Hawaii.
His favorite shows include Battlestar Galactica, The Daily Show and  Ace of Cakes. It was his idea to have the Ace of Cake’s bakers make Lost  its 100th episode cake.
He has an enormous record collection.
Like Hurley, he is a huge Star Wars fan.He also loves video games,  and would often try to sneak in a quick game between scenes with Dominic  Monaghan.
While preparing to leave the airport this past May, his dog Nunu was  killed after being accidentally hit by a car. She appeared on a Lost  episode, as Hurley holds her in a picture that’s part of his “Everybody  Loves Hugo” flash-sideways tribute.
J.J. Abrams became interested in Jorge after seeing him on an  episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. He invited him to read for Sawyer,  because no other male roles had much of a script yet; he was never  actually being considered for that role. J.J. and the other producers  were so impressed that they quickly created Hurley just for him.
He’s a talented singer, and would frequently join other Lost cast  members (including Terry, Naveen and Henry Ian) in singing during  filming breaks.
His girlfriend Beth appeared in eight episodes of Lost as a  background actress. The couple also created the website/podcast series Geronimo Jacks’s Beard together.
Quotes:
(on the Lost theories he’s heard from fans) “My favorite was one that  said the flight made it safely to L.A., but  while in flight everybody  on the plane was cloned. So they staged a fake  crash with clones and  we’re all monitoring their adventures on the  island. Or something crazy  like that.”
(when asked who would win in an Evie/Dom fight) “Evie’s pretty tight  and fast, but Dom might fight dirty. You know, he’s a  Manchester punk  kid. Then again, she’s a girl. I don’t think he’d punch  her. You know  who would win? Whoever’s watching would win.”
(on his hopes for Hurley in the final season) “Just to make it. Be  standing at the end, maybe on top of a mountain, with his fist raised in  the air.”
"One lady sent me a coupon for Slim Fast along with a bunch of  religious  pamphlets. On another occasion, the same lady sent me  dieters’ tea, but  she didn’t send me the box, just a couple of bags in  an envelope.  Sometimes I’ll send someone a autographed picture, and  then they’ll send  me back a picture of themselves at their desk, with  my picture sitting  there, set up."
(on how the cast greets new cast members) “We make them pick up a lot  of Ping-Pong balls with their butt cheeks. I  mean, a lot. ‘You’re not  going out with us until this room is clean!’ ”
Videos:
set tour for the L.A. Times
hilarious appearance on Curb Your Enthusiasm
musical Hardee’s commercial
reading for Sawyer
Jimmy Kimmel interview

Cast Trivia - Jorge Garcia

  • He was born in Nebraska, and is of Chilean and Cuban ancestry.
  • He wanted to became a professional actor ever since he played the villian in a seventh grade musical.
  • In high school, he was on the wrestling team and earned the nickname “Baby Face Assassin.”
  • He was the first actor is officially be signed on for Lost.
  • He’s a big poker fan and competed on an episode of Celebrity Poker Showdown, but lost to Michael Ian Black. He also would often host poker tournaments amongst the Lost cast and crew.
  • He started doing stand-up comedy in college, and had a fairly successful career many years after.
  • He’s also worked as a newsstand operator and record story cashier.
  • During season 5, he was asked what one dead Lost character he would bring back to life. He answered Libby, because he really liked Hurley’s relationship with her.
  • He’s had pretty much the same long, curly hairstyle since high school.
  • He’s called Sawyer his favorite character.
  • He had to miss his sister’s wedding to film in Hawaii.
  • His favorite shows include Battlestar Galactica, The Daily Show and Ace of Cakes. It was his idea to have the Ace of Cake’s bakers make Lost its 100th episode cake.
  • He has an enormous record collection.
  • Like Hurley, he is a huge Star Wars fan.He also loves video games, and would often try to sneak in a quick game between scenes with Dominic Monaghan.
  • While preparing to leave the airport this past May, his dog Nunu was killed after being accidentally hit by a car. She appeared on a Lost episode, as Hurley holds her in a picture that’s part of his “Everybody Loves Hugo” flash-sideways tribute.
  • J.J. Abrams became interested in Jorge after seeing him on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. He invited him to read for Sawyer, because no other male roles had much of a script yet; he was never actually being considered for that role. J.J. and the other producers were so impressed that they quickly created Hurley just for him.
  • He’s a talented singer, and would frequently join other Lost cast members (including Terry, Naveen and Henry Ian) in singing during filming breaks.
  • His girlfriend Beth appeared in eight episodes of Lost as a background actress. The couple also created the website/podcast series Geronimo Jacks’s Beard together.

Quotes:

(on the Lost theories he’s heard from fans) “My favorite was one that said the flight made it safely to L.A., but while in flight everybody on the plane was cloned. So they staged a fake crash with clones and we’re all monitoring their adventures on the island. Or something crazy like that.”

(when asked who would win in an Evie/Dom fight) “Evie’s pretty tight and fast, but Dom might fight dirty. You know, he’s a Manchester punk kid. Then again, she’s a girl. I don’t think he’d punch her. You know who would win? Whoever’s watching would win.”

(on his hopes for Hurley in the final season) “Just to make it. Be standing at the end, maybe on top of a mountain, with his fist raised in the air.”

"One lady sent me a coupon for Slim Fast along with a bunch of religious pamphlets. On another occasion, the same lady sent me dieters’ tea, but she didn’t send me the box, just a couple of bags in an envelope. Sometimes I’ll send someone a autographed picture, and then they’ll send me back a picture of themselves at their desk, with my picture sitting there, set up."

(on how the cast greets new cast members) “We make them pick up a lot of Ping-Pong balls with their butt cheeks. I mean, a lot. ‘You’re not going out with us until this room is clean!’ ”

Videos:


Cast Trivia - Maggie Grace
She was born in Ohio, the middle of three children. Her family lived in a 200-year-old house.
Her parents divorced when she was 16. Maggie dropped out of high school to move to LA with her mom and pursue acting. They struggled financially for many years and had to move from various rental apartments, plus live on a small diet.
She and Ian Somerhalder found a dying cat in the Lost set’s jungle. They adopted him and named him Roo. He still lives with Maggie.
Due to her extreme clumsiness, her Lost cast-mates nicknamed her “Maggie Graceless.”
Her favorite foods are chocolate and strawberries. Tea is her favorite drink.
Her favorite actresses are Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett.
She has a huge crush on Colin Firth.
Her favorite TV shows are Deadwood and Seinfeld. She hasn’t had much time to watch television (including Lost) in recent years because she’s always traveling.
She’s kept a journal since age twelve.
Her hair is naturally dark blonde, so she had to get highlights about every two weeks while filming Lost.
When asked to name her best friend, Maggie has cited her mother.
Quotes:
"The  English accent is pretty damn cute, though. It makes anything sound  intelligent. I really enjoy observing my British castmates like Dom and Naveen. They can get so much mileage out of the accent, it’s ridiculous."
(on her Lost co-stars trying to set her up) “I think some of them have viewpoints about enjoying your twenties and  are living vicariously through me – they would probably have me with a  different guy every night. They’re like: ‘Go girl, go.’”
"I trip over my legs all the time. I’ll wave to somebody, look up, and end up eating pavement."
(on returning for the series finale) “For me, it was like a glorious college reunion.  This was my second  family at age 20, so to be able to see everyone again  was pretty  impactful. A whole group of us stayed up for a couple  days straight shooting  through the nights so we were all a little punch  drunk. We had a guitar  circle like old times where Naveen and Terry  blessed us with their incredible  vocal stylings. At  one point, Ian [Cusick] sang Jeff Buckley’s  “Hallelujah.”  Shockingly well, I might add.”
(on playing an assassin in a new film) “It’s like, ‘Take  that, Ana Lucia!’ Now I’m rocking my own Ruger .454.”
Videos:
Jimmy Kimmel interview
Lost audition tape
her funny way of running
Hilarious fan video in which she appears
Season 1 DVD feature

Cast Trivia - Maggie Grace

  • She was born in Ohio, the middle of three children. Her family lived in a 200-year-old house.
  • Her parents divorced when she was 16. Maggie dropped out of high school to move to LA with her mom and pursue acting. They struggled financially for many years and had to move from various rental apartments, plus live on a small diet.
  • She and Ian Somerhalder found a dying cat in the Lost set’s jungle. They adopted him and named him Roo. He still lives with Maggie.
  • Due to her extreme clumsiness, her Lost cast-mates nicknamed her “Maggie Graceless.”
  • Her favorite foods are chocolate and strawberries. Tea is her favorite drink.
  • Her favorite actresses are Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett.
  • She has a huge crush on Colin Firth.
  • Her favorite TV shows are Deadwood and Seinfeld. She hasn’t had much time to watch television (including Lost) in recent years because she’s always traveling.
  • She’s kept a journal since age twelve.
  • Her hair is naturally dark blonde, so she had to get highlights about every two weeks while filming Lost.
  • When asked to name her best friend, Maggie has cited her mother.

Quotes:

"The English accent is pretty damn cute, though. It makes anything sound intelligent. I really enjoy observing my British castmates like Dom and Naveen. They can get so much mileage out of the accent, it’s ridiculous."

(on her Lost co-stars trying to set her up) “I think some of them have viewpoints about enjoying your twenties and are living vicariously through me – they would probably have me with a different guy every night. They’re like: ‘Go girl, go.’”

"I trip over my legs all the time. I’ll wave to somebody, look up, and end up eating pavement."

(on returning for the series finale) “For me, it was like a glorious college reunion. This was my second family at age 20, so to be able to see everyone again was pretty impactful. A whole group of us stayed up for a couple days straight shooting through the nights so we were all a little punch drunk. We had a guitar circle like old times where Naveen and Terry  blessed us with their incredible vocal stylings. At one point, Ian [Cusick] sang Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah.” Shockingly well, I might add.”

(on playing an assassin in a new film) “It’s like, ‘Take that, Ana Lucia!’ Now I’m rocking my own Ruger .454.”

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Cast Trivia - Josh Holloway
He was born in California as the second of four sons. He was raised in Georgia, and still considers himself a “good ‘ol southern boy.”
His first job involved collecting dead chickens on a farm. He was only eleven.
He also modeled (print and runway) and did construction work for many years. While struggling to become an established actor, he earned his real estate license to “have something to fall back on.”
He proposed to his then-girlfriend right after shooting the Lost pilot. They married in October 2004 and drove around Alaska in a RV for their honeymoon. They now have a 17-month old daughter named Java. 
His favorite musicians include the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Alice in Chains and Radiohead.
At around 4:30am on Wednesday, October 13, 2005, Josh and his wife were  robbed at gunpoint in their Hawaiian home. The robber took cash and  credit cards, and fled in Josh’s Mercedes-Benz (which they later dumped several miles away).  The couple was shaken but unharmed.
His hobbies include boating, sailing, snowboarding, martial arts, motocross, fly fishing and guitar.
He’s said that he believes the greatest invention of all time is distilled alcohol.
His favorite foods are fried chicken and chocolate pie.
Even while filming season six, he admitted they he still “gets butterflies” every time he steps in front of the camera.
After years of casting directors telling him to lose his Southern accent, he went to his Lost audition trying to talk without it. But the producers saw him trying  to cover it up, and told him to speak with it. They then changed the  role of Sawyer to a conman from Tennessee, instead of from New York. He still tried to hide the accent during the filming of the pilot, and producers told him that his southern charm was a big factor in his casting.
It’s a big rumor that Josh hates the long hair he must wear as Sawyer. He actually thinks it looks great, even if it’s a bit difficult to work with in windy scenes.
He’s called staying in shape for Lost “a major challenge” since he loves food so much, and he’s “no longer 25.”
He’s been an avid movie watcher since he was very young. His favorite film is The Shining. 
"When Lost took off, part of me thought, ‘Do I cut and run?’ I still like to look  around, but respectfully and with no intentions. ‘Married, not buried’, I  always say. If I were single? Damn, I’d have one girl doing my  laundry, one shaving me, one bringing me a cocktail and another one  coming out of my tent all hung over."
(on Sawyer, during the filming of season 1) “He’s the kind of guy I would not tolerate in the real world. I don’t  have any respect for people who treat other people like that. I would  beat his ass in a second. I love playing someone I wouldn’t tolerate  in real life. That’s not how I live, so it’s a release for me.”
"I have three brothers and they’re all into computers. They’re all  intellects. My mother would pay me a quarter a page to read a book and I  couldn’t make 50 cents."
(on his first reaction to being told that Sawyer would fall for Juliet) “Yeah, I mean, unless he wants to be gay, which is totally cool with me.  Either way. She was one of the only girls left on the island. So what  are you gonna do — go for the polar bear?”
"I’m looking to do a really different role next, more of a character who maybe even keeps his shirt on most of the time."
(on being a sex symbol) “To me, it’s comical. Most people who know me think I’m pretty goofy. Sex  symbol doesn’t cross their mind. Hippie, yeah. Completely goofball. But  sex symbol? Not really. My wife laughs at that.”
Videos:
Lost audition
Hilarious CSI role
2008 Jimmy Kimmel interview
Sawyer nickname compilation
On set interview
Davidoff Cool Water commercial (warning: may cause hot flashes)

Cast Trivia - Josh Holloway

  • He was born in California as the second of four sons. He was raised in Georgia, and still considers himself a “good ‘ol southern boy.”
  • His first job involved collecting dead chickens on a farm. He was only eleven.
  • He also modeled (print and runway) and did construction work for many years. While struggling to become an established actor, he earned his real estate license to “have something to fall back on.”
  • He proposed to his then-girlfriend right after shooting the Lost pilot. They married in October 2004 and drove around Alaska in a RV for their honeymoon. They now have a 17-month old daughter named Java. 
  • His favorite musicians include the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Alice in Chains and Radiohead.
  • At around 4:30am on Wednesday, October 13, 2005, Josh and his wife were robbed at gunpoint in their Hawaiian home. The robber took cash and credit cards, and fled in Josh’s Mercedes-Benz (which they later dumped several miles away). The couple was shaken but unharmed.
  • His hobbies include boating, sailing, snowboarding, martial arts, motocross, fly fishing and guitar.
  • He’s said that he believes the greatest invention of all time is distilled alcohol.
  • His favorite foods are fried chicken and chocolate pie.
  • Even while filming season six, he admitted they he still “gets butterflies” every time he steps in front of the camera.
  • After years of casting directors telling him to lose his Southern accent, he went to his Lost audition trying to talk without it. But the producers saw him trying to cover it up, and told him to speak with it. They then changed the role of Sawyer to a conman from Tennessee, instead of from New York. He still tried to hide the accent during the filming of the pilot, and producers told him that his southern charm was a big factor in his casting.
  • It’s a big rumor that Josh hates the long hair he must wear as Sawyer. He actually thinks it looks great, even if it’s a bit difficult to work with in windy scenes.
  • He’s called staying in shape for Lost “a major challenge” since he loves food so much, and he’s “no longer 25.”
  • He’s been an avid movie watcher since he was very young. His favorite film is The Shining

"When Lost took off, part of me thought, ‘Do I cut and run?’ I still like to look around, but respectfully and with no intentions. ‘Married, not buried’, I always say. If I were single? Damn, I’d have one girl doing my laundry, one shaving me, one bringing me a cocktail and another one coming out of my tent all hung over."

(on Sawyer, during the filming of season 1) “He’s the kind of guy I would not tolerate in the real world. I don’t have any respect for people who treat other people like that. I would beat his ass in a second. I love playing someone I wouldn’t tolerate in real life. That’s not how I live, so it’s a release for me.”

"I have three brothers and they’re all into computers. They’re all intellects. My mother would pay me a quarter a page to read a book and I couldn’t make 50 cents."

(on his first reaction to being told that Sawyer would fall for Juliet) “Yeah, I mean, unless he wants to be gay, which is totally cool with me. Either way. She was one of the only girls left on the island. So what are you gonna do — go for the polar bear?”

"I’m looking to do a really different role next, more of a character who maybe even keeps his shirt on most of the time."

(on being a sex symbol) “To me, it’s comical. Most people who know me think I’m pretty goofy. Sex symbol doesn’t cross their mind. Hippie, yeah. Completely goofball. But sex symbol? Not really. My wife laughs at that.”

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Cast Trivia - Malcolm "Waaaaaaaalt!" David "my son, my boy!" Kelley
He spent the first eleven months of his life in foster care, before being adopted.
He’s been in several commercials, including: Cap’n Crunch, Kool Aid, Disney, Tyson’s Anytizers and Kohl’s department store. 
He’s said that his favorite Lost scene was the season 1 finale, when the raft departs.
His favorite actor is Chris Tucker.
During a season 1 interview, Malcolm said that he would love to be “a “monster” and “turn evil” on Lost. This turned into speculation that he might become one of The Others.
While filming Lost, Malcolm got bored of hanging out with all of the adults in Hawaii. Though he got along extremely well with the entire cast and crew, it was hard for him not to have any peers as friends.
He was closest with Dominic Monaghan and Harold Perrineau.
In May 2010, an alleged burglar attempted to break into his house while he was home alone. Hearing noises, he called 9-1-1. The police had to fire shots at the suspect, but fortunately Malcolm was unharmed.
He was born on May 12, 1992. He was already 12-years-old in 2004 when he started on Lost, and Walt was 10. In season 3, when Walt was still only age 10, Malcolm was 14. When he talks to Locke in the finale, his age difference is quite obvious - hence the nickname “taller ghost Walt.”
Quotes:
"I am really convinced [Walt] has those magic powers. I think he can  make anything happen that he wants to. Remember with the polar bear? He  brought the polar bear out of the book. I think [his abilities] are totally independent of the Island, but I think it is a place where he can really use his powers. At home he can’t really do anything with his powers, ’cause  he’d be just kind of a weird kid. On the Island is where he can be free.”
(about returning to the show) “I’ve actually been thinking about this so much! I’ve been wanting to write my own episode and send it to Damon Lindelof and them. Like, I’d pitch it myself. One episode, the  opening is me sitting in a chair on the phone on the Island and just  talking business and stuff. I don’t know. I’ve just been reading so much  into it.”
Videos:
Interview along with Sterling Beaumon (bb Ben)
Lost audition 
Tyson chicken commercial
Obligatory Waaaaaaaaaaaaalt!

Cast Trivia - Malcolm "Waaaaaaaalt!" David "my son, my boy!" Kelley

  • He spent the first eleven months of his life in foster care, before being adopted.
  • He’s been in several commercials, including: Cap’n Crunch, Kool Aid, Disney, Tyson’s Anytizers and Kohl’s department store.
  • He’s said that his favorite Lost scene was the season 1 finale, when the raft departs.
  • His favorite actor is Chris Tucker.
  • During a season 1 interview, Malcolm said that he would love to be “a “monster” and “turn evil” on Lost. This turned into speculation that he might become one of The Others.
  • While filming Lost, Malcolm got bored of hanging out with all of the adults in Hawaii. Though he got along extremely well with the entire cast and crew, it was hard for him not to have any peers as friends.
  • He was closest with Dominic Monaghan and Harold Perrineau.
  • In May 2010, an alleged burglar attempted to break into his house while he was home alone. Hearing noises, he called 9-1-1. The police had to fire shots at the suspect, but fortunately Malcolm was unharmed.
  • He was born on May 12, 1992. He was already 12-years-old in 2004 when he started on Lost, and Walt was 10. In season 3, when Walt was still only age 10, Malcolm was 14. When he talks to Locke in the finale, his age difference is quite obvious - hence the nickname “taller ghost Walt.”

Quotes:

"I am really convinced [Walt] has those magic powers. I think he can make anything happen that he wants to. Remember with the polar bear? He brought the polar bear out of the book. I think [his abilities] are totally independent of the Island, but I think it is a place where he can really use his powers. At home he can’t really do anything with his powers, ’cause he’d be just kind of a weird kid. On the Island is where he can be free.”

(about returning to the show) “I’ve actually been thinking about this so much! I’ve been wanting to write my own episode and send it to Damon Lindelof and them. Like, I’d pitch it myself. One episode, the opening is me sitting in a chair on the phone on the Island and just talking business and stuff. I don’t know. I’ve just been reading so much into it.”

Videos:



Cast Trivia - Daniel Dae Kim
He was born in South Korea, but moved to the US at age two, where he was raised in Easton, Pennsylvania. He went to Bryr Mawr College and NYU.
His original Korean name is Dae-Hyun Kim.
He was a trained tap dancer as a teen, and also played a variety of sports.
He was his high school’s newspaper editor and student body president.
When he had trouble getting well-playing acting roles for many years, he seriously  considered a career in investment banking.
Unlike Yunjin Kim, he isn’t fluent in Korean, and never acted in the language before Lost. Yunjin helped him a lot (especially in the first few seasons) to improve his language and accent.
He has said that playing Jin  is a relief, because he is finally playing someone of his own  heritage (Korean), having been cast as characters of almost every other  Asian nationality.
His favorite ever Lost episode is season one’s In Translation, because it helped him better understand Jin as an actor, and made fans sympathize with - instead of utterly hate - his character.
He was the only Asian man to be included on People magazine’s list of the sexiest men alive in 2005. He also made the 2007 list.
He was the victim of a practical joke on Australian national television.  He was led to believe that “have all your poo in one sock” is a popular  Australian saying, and asked the hosts of the The Morning Show what it meant. They told him it must have been a prank.
In March 2009, he became co-owner of a Hawaiian burger joint called The Counter.
He’s joked that he decided to accept a role in Hawaii Five-O (new CBS show premiering September 20th), because “the island isn’t done with me yet.”
Quotes:
"Udders! Udders!"
(on “letting go” of Jin) “I have to be honest, I’m still in the process. I really have grown very fond of him. It’s always weird to me when actors talk about their characters in the third person, but in this case, I’ve lived with this character for six years so he’s become a part of me. So it’s going to be like a favorite suit that I won’t be wearing again and that’s a little bit sad.”
 "I had my share of people who came up to me when season two started airing who were like, ‘I hated you.’ And I was like, ‘Well, hello to you too!’”
"One of my favorite scenes was when Sawyer and Jin were sitting in the  Dharma van, cracking open a beer. He was telling Jin all the phrases he  needed to know to get along with his wife. Things like, ‘You don’t look  fat in those pants.’ I just remember that it was such a nice change of  pace from the scenes that Jin normally played, and the fact that it was  with Josh, who is a good friend now. We got to sit there and drink real beer. It was supposed to be prop beer, but it was the end of the day, and we  just thought it was a fun scene. It was easy going, so why not have a  few?"
“Once I finished [reading] the [finale], I actually had to put it down  and just stop what I was doing for a few minutes, because it resonated  so deeply within me. In many ways it was really satisfying.”
"Yunjin is one of the most professional actors I’ve ever worked with.  She’s always on time and ready, no overly dramatic behavior. In the same  way our characters have grown, we’ve grown. Any time you work with  someone for as long as we have, a certain shorthand develops. We know  what to expect when we step on the set with each other."
Video:
Sky1 Interview
Secrets of Lost (on Jimmy Kimmel)
Audition for Jin
Interview/Preview of Hawaii Five-0
Jin-centric Missing Pieces webisode

Cast Trivia - Daniel Dae Kim

  • He was born in South Korea, but moved to the US at age two, where he was raised in Easton, Pennsylvania. He went to Bryr Mawr College and NYU.
  • His original Korean name is Dae-Hyun Kim.
  • He was a trained tap dancer as a teen, and also played a variety of sports.
  • He was his high school’s newspaper editor and student body president.
  • When he had trouble getting well-playing acting roles for many years, he seriously considered a career in investment banking.
  • Unlike Yunjin Kim, he isn’t fluent in Korean, and never acted in the language before Lost. Yunjin helped him a lot (especially in the first few seasons) to improve his language and accent.
  • He has said that playing Jin is a relief, because he is finally playing someone of his own heritage (Korean), having been cast as characters of almost every other Asian nationality.
  • His favorite ever Lost episode is season one’s In Translation, because it helped him better understand Jin as an actor, and made fans sympathize with - instead of utterly hate - his character.
  • He was the only Asian man to be included on People magazine’s list of the sexiest men alive in 2005. He also made the 2007 list.
  • He was the victim of a practical joke on Australian national television. He was led to believe that “have all your poo in one sock” is a popular Australian saying, and asked the hosts of the The Morning Show what it meant. They told him it must have been a prank.
  • In March 2009, he became co-owner of a Hawaiian burger joint called The Counter.
  • He’s joked that he decided to accept a role in Hawaii Five-O (new CBS show premiering September 20th), because “the island isn’t done with me yet.”

Quotes:

"Udders! Udders!"

(on “letting go” of Jin) “I have to be honest, I’m still in the process. I really have grown very fond of him. It’s always weird to me when actors talk about their characters in the third person, but in this case, I’ve lived with this character for six years so he’s become a part of me. So it’s going to be like a favorite suit that I won’t be wearing again and that’s a little bit sad.”

 "I had my share of people who came up to me when season two started airing who were like, ‘I hated you.’ And I was like, ‘Well, hello to you too!’”

"One of my favorite scenes was when Sawyer and Jin were sitting in the Dharma van, cracking open a beer. He was telling Jin all the phrases he needed to know to get along with his wife. Things like, ‘You don’t look fat in those pants.’ I just remember that it was such a nice change of pace from the scenes that Jin normally played, and the fact that it was with Josh, who is a good friend now. We got to sit there and drink real beer. It was supposed to be prop beer, but it was the end of the day, and we just thought it was a fun scene. It was easy going, so why not have a few?"

“Once I finished [reading] the [finale], I actually had to put it down and just stop what I was doing for a few minutes, because it resonated so deeply within me. In many ways it was really satisfying.”

"Yunjin is one of the most professional actors I’ve ever worked with. She’s always on time and ready, no overly dramatic behavior. In the same way our characters have grown, we’ve grown. Any time you work with someone for as long as we have, a certain shorthand develops. We know what to expect when we step on the set with each other."

Video:


Cast Trivia - Yunjin Kim
She was born in Seoul, Korea, and immigrated to the US at age 10. She grew up in NYC and moved back to Korea in 1996 for 6 years of acting work.
She’s a trained dance in many forms, including  Ballet, Jazz, Afro-Caribbean and Peking Opera Dance.
She also has combat training in Quarter Staff, Broad Sword and Tae Kwon Do.
She was a Goodwill Ambassador for the 2002 World Cup in Japan and Korea, representing Korea.
Yunin Kim’s first feature film beat Titanic to become the highest-selling movie in South Korean history. 
Due to her huge fame in Korea, she’s often been called the “Korean Julia Roberts”.
The Lost producers were intrigued by Yunjin because of her background (being super famous in South Korea, then basically starting from scratch at US auditions). So they asked her to read for Kate, which was the only sizable female role already written. She wasn’t really being considered for the Kate role, but after meeting her in person, the producers decided to create the role of Sun (and eventually Jin) just for her.
She was asked to audition for a role in Memoirs of Geisha, but refused it.
She married her former manager  in March 2010 on the island of Oahu, after shooting her final scenes of Lost.
Not only does she share the name Kim with her TV husband Daniel Dae, but also with the actresses playing young Sun (Sophie) and Jin Yeon (Jaymie). 
She has said that she loves acting so much that she cannot imagine living without it.
Her favorite scenes to play on Lost are the flashbacks or flashforwards.
She is very attracted to British men, and has named Hugh Grant, Colin Ferrell and Daniel Craig as her biggest crushes.
She’s called John Locke her favorite character.
Her nickname in Korea is “Woman Warrior”.
She’s said that her very favorite moment on Lost is when Jin first meets Sun.
She avoids drinking alcohol, because she doesn’t have the enzymes to break it down. One drink will send her running to the bathroom.
She initially disapproved of Sun and Jin’s characters, because she felt they were too stereotypical and false of Asian couples. But when the producers dropped hints that the couple wasn’t quite what they seemed in the pilot, Yunjin accepted the role. One thing she always knew was that Sun spoke English.
Quotes:
"I love chocolate. I love eating chocolate. I love ice cream, French fries - especially when I’m about to get my period!"
"As soon as I read the script, I knew that it was either going to be the  best show or the worst ever. Like, ‘You’re on that weird show! On the  island, a Fantasy Island type of thing.’ It was either going to be  really good, or really bad."
"We were at this photo shoot one time and I lifted up my skirt and Evie was like, ‘Yunjin, what are you doing? That’s not you!’ She just didn’t expect me to do that."
"You have to treat Hollywood like it’s your boyfriend – he’s there all the time."
(on Sun’s potential baby daddies) “We have three. When reading the script, I didn’t even think of Michael,  but a lot of the fans think it’s Michael. But Dominic wants to be one of  them, because he kidnapped Sun for a day, remember? He’s like, ‘I think  it’s my baby.’ “
Videos:
Craig Ferguson Interview
Talking about Sun’s dark side
Audition for Kate
Sky1 Interview
Sun asks a lot questions

Cast Trivia - Yunjin Kim

  • She was born in Seoul, Korea, and immigrated to the US at age 10. She grew up in NYC and moved back to Korea in 1996 for 6 years of acting work.
  • She’s a trained dance in many forms, including  Ballet, Jazz, Afro-Caribbean and Peking Opera Dance.
  • She also has combat training in Quarter Staff, Broad Sword and Tae Kwon Do.
  • She was a Goodwill Ambassador for the 2002 World Cup in Japan and Korea, representing Korea.
  • Yunin Kim’s first feature film beat Titanic to become the highest-selling movie in South Korean history.
  • Due to her huge fame in Korea, she’s often been called the “Korean Julia Roberts”.
  • The Lost producers were intrigued by Yunjin because of her background (being super famous in South Korea, then basically starting from scratch at US auditions). So they asked her to read for Kate, which was the only sizable female role already written. She wasn’t really being considered for the Kate role, but after meeting her in person, the producers decided to create the role of Sun (and eventually Jin) just for her.
  • She was asked to audition for a role in Memoirs of Geisha, but refused it.
  • She married her former manager  in March 2010 on the island of Oahu, after shooting her final scenes of Lost.
  • Not only does she share the name Kim with her TV husband Daniel Dae, but also with the actresses playing young Sun (Sophie) and Jin Yeon (Jaymie). 
  • She has said that she loves acting so much that she cannot imagine living without it.
  • Her favorite scenes to play on Lost are the flashbacks or flashforwards.
  • She is very attracted to British men, and has named Hugh Grant, Colin Ferrell and Daniel Craig as her biggest crushes.
  • She’s called John Locke her favorite character.
  • Her nickname in Korea is “Woman Warrior”.
  • She’s said that her very favorite moment on Lost is when Jin first meets Sun.
  • She avoids drinking alcohol, because she doesn’t have the enzymes to break it down. One drink will send her running to the bathroom.
  • She initially disapproved of Sun and Jin’s characters, because she felt they were too stereotypical and false of Asian couples. But when the producers dropped hints that the couple wasn’t quite what they seemed in the pilot, Yunjin accepted the role. One thing she always knew was that Sun spoke English.

Quotes:

"I love chocolate. I love eating chocolate. I love ice cream, French fries - especially when I’m about to get my period!"

"As soon as I read the script, I knew that it was either going to be the best show or the worst ever. Like, ‘You’re on that weird show! On the island, a Fantasy Island type of thing.’ It was either going to be really good, or really bad."

"We were at this photo shoot one time and I lifted up my skirt and Evie was like, ‘Yunjin, what are you doing? That’s not you!’ She just didn’t expect me to do that."

"You have to treat Hollywood like it’s your boyfriend – he’s there all the time."

(on Sun’s potential baby daddies) “We have three. When reading the script, I didn’t even think of Michael, but a lot of the fans think it’s Michael. But Dominic wants to be one of them, because he kidnapped Sun for a day, remember? He’s like, ‘I think it’s my baby.’ “

Videos:


Cast Trivia - Ken Leung
He was born in NYC and attended New York University. He studied physical therapy there, before becoming interested in acting during his 3rd year.
After seeing his guest appearance in an April 2007 Sopranos episode, Damon and Carlton were so impressed that they created the Miles character just for him. If Ken didn’t accept the role, they planned to completely change the character. 
During college, he was part of a traveling group of actors who used drama to teach youth about AIDS,  teen pregnancy and other relevant issues.
He is a smoker (cigarettes, not island monsters) and would often take smoke breaks with Naveen Andrews on the Lost set.
He has said that fans are often weary of approaching him because he’s shy and his mouth naturally forms into a slight frown, even when he’s perfectly content.
During the filming of Rush Hour, the director told Chris Trucker that Ken was a dangerous fifth-degree black belt and didn’t like African Americans (both untrue). He thought that would make their scenes seem authentic, and even asked Ken to stay in character at all times on set.
He’s one of many Lost actors who doesn’t watch the show. He says he finds watching himself as a member of the story “confusing” and “distracting”.
Quotes:
(On Miles being written specifically for him) “I feel touched and unnerved. It’s magical to have a space made for you.”
(on filming Lost) “Every time I ask for help or a direction or something, that’s what the  director says: ‘Do it sardonically.’ It’s become maddening. [laughs] So  I’ve learned to not ask for help from this particular director anymore,  because that is seriously the only direction that he has ever given me.  He’s probably said this half a dozen times. More sardonic. Say it  sardonically.”
"I guess I’ve always seen [Miles] as ‘not a people person.’ He’s not  a social being; He’s on this island for a very specific reason. I mean  he talks to fucking ghosts. And he’s not happy about that. I can’t  imagine that that’s an ability that makes him joyful. And so I think  that Miles is kind of isolated from the other characters, because he  kind of has a foot in another world."
Videos:
Hilarious scene from Keeping The Faith
Hurley and Miles discuss time travel
Interview with Entertainment Weekly 
Awkwardly adorable Interview at the season 6 premiere

Cast Trivia - Ken Leung

  • He was born in NYC and attended New York University. He studied physical therapy there, before becoming interested in acting during his 3rd year.
  • After seeing his guest appearance in an April 2007 Sopranos episode, Damon and Carlton were so impressed that they created the Miles character just for him. If Ken didn’t accept the role, they planned to completely change the character. 
  • During college, he was part of a traveling group of actors who used drama to teach youth about AIDS, teen pregnancy and other relevant issues.
  • He is a smoker (cigarettes, not island monsters) and would often take smoke breaks with Naveen Andrews on the Lost set.
  • He has said that fans are often weary of approaching him because he’s shy and his mouth naturally forms into a slight frown, even when he’s perfectly content.
  • During the filming of Rush Hour, the director told Chris Trucker that Ken was a dangerous fifth-degree black belt and didn’t like African Americans (both untrue). He thought that would make their scenes seem authentic, and even asked Ken to stay in character at all times on set.
  • He’s one of many Lost actors who doesn’t watch the show. He says he finds watching himself as a member of the story “confusing” and “distracting”.

Quotes:

(On Miles being written specifically for him) “I feel touched and unnerved. It’s magical to have a space made for you.”

(on filming Lost) “Every time I ask for help or a direction or something, that’s what the director says: ‘Do it sardonically.’ It’s become maddening. [laughs] So I’ve learned to not ask for help from this particular director anymore, because that is seriously the only direction that he has ever given me. He’s probably said this half a dozen times. More sardonic. Say it sardonically.”

"I guess I’ve always seen [Miles] as ‘not a people person.’ He’s not a social being; He’s on this island for a very specific reason. I mean he talks to fucking ghosts. And he’s not happy about that. I can’t imagine that that’s an ability that makes him joyful. And so I think that Miles is kind of isolated from the other characters, because he kind of has a foot in another world."

Videos:

  • Hilarious scene from Keeping The Faith
  • Hurley and Miles discuss time travel
  • Interview with Entertainment Weekly
  • Awkwardly adorable Interview at the season 6 premiere


Cast Trivia - Evangeline Lilly
Her real first name is Nicole. Evangeline is her middle name.
She almost drowned as a child, and was terrified of water for many years.
Since she was a teen, Evie has been a fervent volunteer for childrens’ projects. She founded and ran a world development and human rights  committee at the University of British Columbia, where she was a student.
Early on the morning of December 21, 2006, a day before the Lost cast broke for Christmas vacation, her Hawaiin rental house in Hawaii was destroyed in a fire. Fortunately, she and her roommates were all away and they were no injuries. The original “dear Mr. Sawyer” letter was burned, since Evie took it home from the set.
She worked as a flight attendant and waitress, and completed oil  changes on big rigs while doing commercials and modeling to earn money  for University.
She lets her publicist send her to only one “big event/party” in Los Angeles a year. 
She briefly worked as a foreign missionary and lived in a grass hut in the Philippines.  She was offered permanent missionary work there for two years, but declined due to her parents’  wishes.
When Evie was cast on Lost, she didn’t have a US working visa. With production  literally days away, casting directors were  forced to grudgingly begin re-casting her role. The visa was finally approved after over 20 new auditions, though she arrived a day late to set.
In 2003, she was in several commercials for a dating hot-line  called “LiveLinks”. The late-night ads ran for over two years on basic  cable channels, even after she made it big on Lost.
She is known on set for being a tomboy, Christian, and a “potty mouth.” 
She has said that she “live[s] in a bubble” and is not familiar with much pop culture. She doesn’t even own a TV.
According to a Lost producer, she carries a Bible with her at all times. 
Evangeline never passed her driving test. The only reason why she got  her license was because the guy at the DMV thought she was cute. 
During an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, she  accidentally crashed Ellen’s golf cart into the set and caused $10,000  worth of damage. She also drove her roommate’s truck into Lost’s craft  services cart.
 And finally, she once hit a pedestrian with her car, but helanded on his feet and ran away. He refused to get help from Evie, and told her  to stay away from him.
One night, while doing some slightly drunken acrobatics outside a karaoke club, she accidentally smashed out one of her front teeth  and now has a fake tooth.
She was the only cast member to audition by sending in a tape.
She has written two novels, as well as several short stories, poetry and screenplays. She hopes to soon publish a childrens’ book.
She had says that she forgets things easily, like names and birth dates. 
Besides commercials, Lost was her first ever on-air speaking role.

"Over and over again, I’ve been called a walking oxymoron. I do things  that you wouldn’t associate with a good little Christian girl. People  say I’m half-boy, half-girl."
(on her Lost co-stars) “There are days when you want to thank them for being in your life, and there are days when you want to punch them in the face.”
(about Matthew Fox) “He is notorious for taking his clothes off and running around naked,  usually around bodies of water. He’ll skinny-dip at any moment with  anyone.”
"I actually use Neutrogena hand cream up my nose on a plane to prevent myself from getting sick."
(on Kate romancing Jack or Sawyer) “I’m not invested one way or the other. Matt and Josh are like my  brothers. I love them, but I could never go there. It’s like if you had  two [brothers] and had to decide which of them you’d like to [do].”
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Live Links commercial
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behind-the-scenes of season 4

Cast Trivia - Evangeline Lilly

  • Her real first name is Nicole. Evangeline is her middle name.
  • She almost drowned as a child, and was terrified of water for many years.
  • Since she was a teen, Evie has been a fervent volunteer for childrens’ projects. She founded and ran a world development and human rights committee at the University of British Columbia, where she was a student.
  • Early on the morning of December 21, 2006, a day before the Lost cast broke for Christmas vacation, her Hawaiin rental house in Hawaii was destroyed in a fire. Fortunately, she and her roommates were all away and they were no injuries. The original “dear Mr. Sawyer” letter was burned, since Evie took it home from the set.
  • She worked as a flight attendant and waitress, and completed oil changes on big rigs while doing commercials and modeling to earn money for University.
  • She lets her publicist send her to only one “big event/party” in Los Angeles a year.
  • She briefly worked as a foreign missionary and lived in a grass hut in the Philippines. She was offered permanent missionary work there for two years, but declined due to her parents’ wishes.
  • When Evie was cast on Lost, she didn’t have a US working visa. With production literally days away, casting directors were forced to grudgingly begin re-casting her role. The visa was finally approved after over 20 new auditions, though she arrived a day late to set.
  • In 2003, she was in several commercials for a dating hot-line called “LiveLinks”. The late-night ads ran for over two years on basic cable channels, even after she made it big on Lost.
  • She is known on set for being a tomboy, Christian, and a “potty mouth.”
  • She has said that she “live[s] in a bubble” and is not familiar with much pop culture. She doesn’t even own a TV.
  • According to a Lost producer, she carries a Bible with her at all times.
  • Evangeline never passed her driving test. The only reason why she got her license was because the guy at the DMV thought she was cute.
  • During an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, she accidentally crashed Ellen’s golf cart into the set and caused $10,000 worth of damage. She also drove her roommate’s truck into Lost’s craft services cart.
  • And finally, she once hit a pedestrian with her car, but helanded on his feet and ran away. He refused to get help from Evie, and told her to stay away from him.
  • One night, while doing some slightly drunken acrobatics outside a karaoke club, she accidentally smashed out one of her front teeth and now has a fake tooth.
  • She was the only cast member to audition by sending in a tape.
  • She has written two novels, as well as several short stories, poetry and screenplays. She hopes to soon publish a childrens’ book.
  • She had says that she forgets things easily, like names and birth dates.
  • Besides commercials, Lost was her first ever on-air speaking role.

"Over and over again, I’ve been called a walking oxymoron. I do things that you wouldn’t associate with a good little Christian girl. People say I’m half-boy, half-girl."

(on her Lost co-stars) “There are days when you want to thank them for being in your life, and there are days when you want to punch them in the face.”

(about Matthew Fox) “He is notorious for taking his clothes off and running around naked, usually around bodies of water. He’ll skinny-dip at any moment with anyone.”

"I actually use Neutrogena hand cream up my nose on a plane to prevent myself from getting sick."

(on Kate romancing Jack or Sawyer) “I’m not invested one way or the other. Matt and Josh are like my brothers. I love them, but I could never go there. It’s like if you had two [brothers] and had to decide which of them you’d like to [do].”

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