You let go. Really, you did. When Lost ascended to the TV afterlife last May, you returned to your normal life, paying those overdue bills, mowing your overgrown lawn, even resuming communication with those who couldn’t understand why you wanted to own a jar of Dharma peanut butter. But perhaps somewhere in the recesses of your brain, as you saw an Elizabeth Mitchell or a Daniel Dae Kim pop up on your flatscreen, you started thinking about our dear castaways. Where are those Lost actors now? Do you they miss working on the show? And is it true that Josh Holloway cut his hair?
Those burning questions – and more – are answered in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly. We interviewed a bunch of cast members, including Matthew Fox, Josh Holloway, and Elizabeth Mitchell, and caught up the men in charge of the show, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, as well as co-creator J.J. Abrams. The good news?
No one is currently roaming the halls of a psychiatric facility in a bathrobe, repeatedly chanting six numbers. Some more good news? Several familiar faces – such as Jorge Garcia, Michael Emerson, and Henry Ian Cusick – are plotting their return to series television by starring in drama pilots. Another has landed on the stage: Mr. Fox is currently in London, starring in a new Neil LaBute play titled In a Forest Dark and Deep. “A play in the West End of London is something I’ve always dreamed of doing,” he tells EW, noting that “it’s been my goal after Lost to get into a situation where I’m doing a film here and there and a play here and there – that broad of a structure.”
Fox isn’t the only former cast member exploring new ground in Europe: Holloway recently filmed scenes for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, starring Tom Cruise. While he can’t spill too much about his role, he does hint, “I’m definitely doing some ass-kicking.” And because he’s down for all kinds of challenges in this next phase of his career, he’s guest-starring in the paintball-themed season finale of Community. “There’s a couple of good one-liners in there,” he says. “I hope I pull them off!” (Fingers tightly crossed for a Troy and Abed in the Morning segment with Holloway.)
For more on Lost, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday, Mar. 11. For way too much on Lost, visit our Lost hub.