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Casting Couch: "Lost" Finds Jeff Fahey

With a launch date still more than five months away, Lost has added yet another potential castaway (or Other) to its mix.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have cast actor Jeff Fahey on the series. Fahey, best known for his work in The Lawnmower Man, The Marshall, and Grindhouse, will join the cast of Lost. The news comes on the heels of recent castings that include Lance Reddick, Rebecca Mader, Jeremy Davies, and Ken Leung.

Lindelof and Cuse wouldn't reveal just who Fahey will be playing (duh), but implied that they may have created the role specifically for Fahey. (Given that scary Unibomber-style beard in the EW photo, I'm going with... Other.)

Of the casting, Lindelof had this to say: "'Fahey is one of those actors who feels like he fits into the Lost model: He's enormously talented and will be vaguely recognizable to some people, but he'll be able to land on our island without most people going, 'Oh, I know who that guy is.' And especially for the part we cast him for, he has exactly the right sensibilities.''

Any takers on who this cult favorite actor will be playing?

Comments

Anonymous said…
I definitely think he will either be an Other or one of the people on Naomi's freighter. Probably the latter.
I think it's great that Lost has continued to cast actors who are tremendously talented but aren't necessarily the most recognizable. It makes the Lost world just that much more believable and makes you feel good that they don't give in to stunt casting. Plus, it means that you end up with amazing characters like Ben, Juliette, Mr. Eko...the list goes on and on.
The CineManiac said…
Ah Fahey my old pal. I'm a big fan of Fahey's work, although most of it is on lower key projects. I'm looking forward to seeing his face on the island.
But I think the real question is "Is he an Other or an other Other?"
Which raises the question if the Bogeyman has a Bogeyman is he your friend or foe?
The Others are scared of these "other Others" then should the Losties be more afraid of them or greet them as friends?

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