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Played con man-turned-hero James ”Sawyer” Ford
LOOKING BACK ”God, it was just magical. That’s where I got my first home, got married, had my first child. The things that happened there in Hawaii were phenomenal. I have no regrets…. However, [last summer] I’m looking around going, ‘Damn, I wish I had a job to go to.’ I was a little bit — forgive the pun, I’m gonna finally be able to use that word lost again one day — but I felt a little lost. I’m like, ‘Oooh, this is tough to hang back and play chess now.”’
LIFE AFTER LOST He did some dirt-biking. He cruised around with the family in an Airstream. He turned down some cop-show offers, sparked by his season 6 turn as a detective. (”I’m like, ‘Really?’ I didn’t think I was very good at that.”) And then, Holloway jetted off to Prague to shoot a supporting role opposite Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol. ”No one recognized me,” he chuckles. ”I shaved my beard, cut off my hair, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, the Clark Kent disguise actually works! Change your hair, put some glasses on, and people don’t know who you are!’ It was refreshing not to just be Sawyer all the time.” As for the role, he can only say: ”I’m definitely doing some ass kicking. And it’s poignant. I think it’ll get the audience.” Holloway traded punches for punchlines when he guest-starred in the paintball-themed season finale of NBC’s Community. ”There’s a couple of good one-liners in there,” he told EW before it aired. ”I hope I pull them off!”
Image Credit: Lewis Jacobs/NBC
May 23 2011 — 12:00 AM EDT
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