Lost actor Josh Holloway, who plays James “Sawyer” Ford on the Emmy award-winning show, expresses his sentiments on the “Lost curse” months after receiving a speeding ticket in Hawaii last September. In addition, the actor attempts to explore the hives of police activity surrounding other cast members of the ABC hit show.
So what is the “Lost curse” all about? Apart from Holloway, three other cast members have been involved in auto-related incidents. In addition, six others were cited for car-related incidents. Previous incidents, which prompted the speculations of a “Lost curse”, included the arrest of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who portrayed Mr. Eko on Lost, on September 2006 for driving without a license and disobeying a police officer. After spending six hours in jail, he posted a $500 bail. Prior to this, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros were also arrested on December 2005 over drunken-driving charges. At present, Rodriguez wears an alcohol-detecting ankle bracelet even after serving 65 hours in jail. She wrote on her website, “[the bracelet] is like a freaking VCR, and why do they care if I drink, what am I gonna do, drink and walk over someone, I have no license.”
While the three said actors have spent a fraction of their time in jail, other cast members have been cited for car-related incidents like speeding tickets and having no motor vehicle insurance. The list includes Dominic Monaghan, Naveen Andrews, Ian Somerhalder and Harold Perrineau Jr.
However, Holloway dismisses the “curse” and simply explains it as part of their fame and popularity as actors. He said, “We’re easy targets…First of all we’re on an island which means it’s very easily patrolled. And we happen to be famous. I told ’em they should be embarrassed about giving me a ticket for doing 53 in a 35 zone. I mean, come on! Go catch real criminals!”
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist