'Lost' Adds Fifth New Cast Member
Lost has secured the talents of yet another intense screen presence.  Entertainment Weekly broke the news today that Jeff Fahey (The Lawnmower Man, Psycho 3, Grindhouse) will be joining the cast in a role that is, according to producers, a custom fit for the actor.  Known in his early career for his piercing blue eyes and chiseled physique, Fahey has become more of a menacing screen presence with his weathered good looks and gruff elocution.  Like so many of Lost's recent additions, Fahey exhibits this sort of coiled tension.  He can be a very scary man.

Still in ‘radio silence,' Lost producers were unusually talkative when it came to the why of Fahey's casting, but mum is still the word on how the actor's character will fit into the story.  This is not to say that Fahey's character necessarily has the mystique of recent castee Ken Leung's alleged top-secret character – according to TV Guide's Michael Ausiello - just a general dose of the usual ‘you'll have to wait five months like everyone else' steadfastness.

“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.'' Damon Lindelof told Entertainment Weekly.

Casting scoops have become the mainstay of a Lost fan's info diet lately, and that is not going to change anytime soon. When will the silence end?  Just a guess, but with the release of the Lost season 3 box set in Decemberish, it would not be surprising to see some light discussion of the upcoming season begin to percolate through the veil of silence.

Entertainment Weekly did state in its article that this week may bring some additional thoughts from the producers on the other new actors joining the cast.  That gives Lost fans a couple of days to pick up ‘The Secret' and start working on manifesting a desire for Lost's sultans to cut loose with some tidbits.  It might work.  Oprah said so.

- Jon Lachonis, BuddyTV Senior Writer
Source: Entertainment Weekly