10 new facts about Lost

LostIt’s one of my all time favourite shows but here are 10 things the cast and creators have revealed this week at the PaleyFest to celebrate 10 years since we were introduced to Oceanic flight 815.

1. Despite being the first actor cast, Ian Somerhalder was the very first series regular to die on the show. Ian didn’t find out his fatal destiny until weeks before the scene was shot.

2. He was given a male character name on the show, but Vincent the dog is actually female.

3. Jack Shephard, played by Matthew Fox, was originally supposed to die at the end of the pilot episode. The creative team later changed their mind and made Jack the central character of the entire series.

4. During the casting process, Jorge Garcia came in and read for the role of Sawyer. He went on to star as Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes. Yunjin Kim auditioned for the role of Kate Austen. She eventually landed the role of Sun Kwon, a character producers developed specifically for Yunjin.

5. When the final episode wrapped production, Executive Producer Damon Lindelof ended up taking home the door of the hatch as a memento. He turned it into a coffee table. One of the other Executive Producers, Carlton Cuse, walked away with the countdown clock prop from inside the hatch.

6. Josh Holloway, the actor who portrayed Sawyer, actually wore his own boots for the entire series. He had them for years before production ever started.

7. Nikki and Paulo, characters introduced in Season 3, were immediately rejected by fans of the show. The creators quickly realized that while the actors were outstanding, the characters needed to be written out of the show. Their multi-season storyline was condensed to just six episodes.

8. The actor who played John Locke, Terry O’Quinn, lived close enough to the set that he would walk to work on many days of the production.

9. The idea for a group of people already living on the island was developed early on in the series. Writers didn’t formulate the name a logo for Dharma Initiative until the break between season one and two.

10. Finally, despite many conspiracy rumors, the co-creators promise the castaways weren’t dead for the entire duration of the series.

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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
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  • roger

    I stopped watching Lost when it stopped making any sense to me.

  • Jeseta

    Loved Lost. Stood by the show even after the finale when everyone was complaining about it. The series as a whole was an incredible story and it will always be a classic to me.

  • Trevor Ashman

    I recently watched all of the seasons on Blu-ray and really enjoyed it…it’s a shame it did not get made in NZ as we were considered for it to be made here but of course Hawaii won 🙂