A few interesting stories this week related to Lost:
*Michael Ausiello of TVGuide.com is reporting that there is currently a casting call for a new character:
Question: Still six months of hiatus before Lost comes back. Can you help us survive the waiting with some scoop?— Fran
Ausiello: New character alert! The show has started casting the recurring role of Arthur Stevens, a very tall and thin corporate recruiter who is smart, capable and ruthless. “He may smile and his words may sound soothing,” reads the casting notice, “but their effect can send chills up your spine.”
Corporate recruiter… Could be DHARMA related or perhaps have something to do with the people coming to “save” the Losties? Ausiello reported earlier this month these new character descriptions:
First up is the recurring character of Russell, described as a brilliant mathematician in his late thirties who is “capable of great insights and has a tremendous knowledge across various scientific fields.” Well, won’t that be helpful. Unfortunately, he tends to be too direct for his own good, and as a result, his personal relationships don’t always add up. Russell is scheduled to turn up in Episode 1.
Also recurring is Charlotte, a hot twentysomething who is said to be “precocious, loquacious and funny… a very successful academic who also knows how to handle herself in the real world.” Interestingly, she, too, has a tough time relating to people. Beneath the surface, there’s “lots of repressed and pent-up emotions.”
*On a related note, Kristen Bell of “Veronica Mars” fame has turned the aforementioned role of “Charlotte” down for the upcoming season – Her loss!
*Season 4 filming should begin next Wednesday or Thursday, according to Dark UFO and courtesy of Jorge Garcia