“LOST” Open Casting Call Tomorrow
Production on the fifth season of ABC’s hit television series “LOST” begins this weekend, and the creators of the show are looking for talent right here in Hawaii. They’re holding their first “open casting call” tomorrow at Ala Wai Elementary School. They’re looking for all shapes and sizes, though fluency in a foreign language might help.
There won’t be any scripts — just a form, a camera, and a few questions. Just show up ready to shine! Local “LOST” fans and would-be TV actors and actresses have never had a better chance to get on the show.
The public recruiting drive is a notable early undertaking of the show’s new casting director, Rachel Sutton, who replaces veteran casting guru Margaret Doversola. Though Sutton is new to the position, she has previously assisted “LOST” with casting, and has recently worked with other productions in the state.
There were rumblings last year over unionized extras and a few too many familiar faces turning up in the background — a liability for a show where rabid fans dissect every shot, frame by frame. And local actors sometimes bemoaned the number of secondary roles that went to people flown in from the West Coast. So perhaps having a fresh face in the casting chair is the best way to get some fresh faces in front of the camera.