There was a quiet spell following her dramatic exit from Lost, but Cynthia Watros' workload has gone from 0 to 60 in recent months. Tonight at 10 pm/ET, she stars opposite Eric Roberts in the second installment of NBC's Fear Itself anthology series, and later this summer, she'll surface on TBS' The Bill Engvall Show. TVGuide.com invited Watros to preview her new gigs as well as ponder future spooky appearances by Lost's Libby.
TVGuide.com: You've been keeping busy lately!Cynthia Watros: A little bit, yeah!
TVGuide.com: On the one hand, you're serving up some horror. On the other, you're doing comedy. Do you like striking that balance?Watros: I like to juggle both ends. It's always fun to make people laugh, and then make them afraid or cry at the same time.
TVGuide.com: In Fear Itself's "Spooked," you play a woman who hires Eric Roberts' P.I
Question: Will we see Cynthia Watros back on Lost this season?
Answer: No, but you will see her in TBS' The Bill Engvall Show. Sources confirm to me exclusively that Watros will play Nancy Travis' free-spirited friend in three episodes of the show's upcoming second season (debuting June 12).
Okay, that's all for this week. Actually, that's all for next week too. I'm taking a few days off next week to recover from Upfrontapalooza, so that means no Ask Ausiello next week. The good news? There'll still be lots going on in Ausholand (i.e. my vodcast, my Ausiello Report blog, etc.). And if you're r
NBC has recruited a long list of noted directors, actors and writers for its 13-episode suspense and horror anthology series Fear Itself. The series, produced by LionsGate and Industry Entertainment, will boast the work of award-winning horror directors John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Darren Bousman (Saw II), Brad Anderson (The Machinist), Mary Harron (American Psycho), Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator) and Heroes' Ernest Dickerson. Superman Returns' Brandon Routh and Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss join Cynthia Watros (Lost), Eric Roberts (Heroes) and Larry Gilliard Jr. (The Wire), along with a boatload of other actors who will earn some screen time in one of the series' episodes. And just what kind of horrors can you expect? Landis' "A Nightmare in Lace" follows a bride who receives word on her wedding day that her groom is a serial killer, and Harron's "Community" features a young couple who find their dream home in the perfect neighborhood (until their neighbors start killing ...
Another Lost cast member is now in trouble with the local authorities. The Honolulu Advertiser reports that Daniel Dae Kim was arrested around 3 am Thursday, Oct. 25, on suspicion of drunken driving and was booked in a Honolulu Police station. Kim, released at 5:05 am, was escorted out of the station by two police officers but did not talk to reporters.Lost castaways are not new to run-ins with the law. Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros were both arrested in 2006 for DUI, while Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was arrested in 2006 for disobeying a police officer.
Cynthia Watros by Bob D'Amico/ABC
OK, so technically, the ABC hit isn't bringing Cynthia Watros' short-lived character back from the dead. But Lost executive producer Carlton Cuse confirms to me exclusively that the actress will be playing Hurley's dearly departed sweetheart again this season for multiple episodes, presumably in more flashbacks."She'll be in enough of the show for us to fill in the missing pieces of her story," says Cuse. "We could not be more pleased. Cynthia is a smart and engaging actor, and [executive producer] Damon [Lindelof] and I have some very cool parts of her story left to tell."It's by pure chance that Emmy winner Watros was even available for the return engagement: Her fall pilot, The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud, wasn't picked up, which left a spot open on her dance card. That's all I've got, folks your turn. Are you as giddy about Watros' return as I am? And do you think her comeback proves this theory true? Sound off below! (And yes, this is the big casting news on an USW...
Question: Any chance Libby will show up in any of the remaining six episodes of Lost, or has that ship sailed for this season?
Answer: I think that ship has sailed this season. But speaking of Cynthia Watros, a friend of a friend's former roommate's boyfriend attended a taping of The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud, Watros' new comedy pilot with Marisa Tomei, and he/she reports that Watros is playing a lesbian who once had an affair with Tomei's character. And if that's not enough to guarantee you a spot on the fall sked, I give up.
Pilots. Casting. Variety. Reporter. Go. Gregory Itzin, whose disgraced President Logan's life currently hangs in the balance on 24, will play an alpha-male, adrenaline-junkie boss in ABC's Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office. Another 24 politico, Logan VP Ray Wise, is a real devil in the CW's Reaper. Oh, Leland...! Emmy winner, meet Oscar winner: Cynthia Watros is Marisa Tomei's dancer/best friend in CBS' The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud. Rachel Boston (American Dreams) has landed the lead, playing a rising-star exec, in an ABC comedy set in a Phoenix TV newsroom. Amy Yasbeck is on board as a coanchor. The Wire's Domenick Lombardozzi is a cop alongside CBS' The Man. Rade Serbedzija (24's Gredenko) is a vampire in CBS' Twilight. Brandon Quinn (The O.C.'s Spencer) is Lacey Chabert's love interest in Fox's untitled, life-after-college comedy.
Question: Why is Lost trying to mimic 24 and kill off main characters every five minutes? I think it's stupid on 24, and I think it's even stupider on Lost. I find it insulting that shows think the only way we'll watch them is if they have huge explosions and sad deaths every episode. Then they have to outdo themselves and have two big explosions and three sad deaths. I like shows that are about the characters, like Lost. With them continually killing those characters off, I think that takes away from the show. We've lost four characters in only two seasons, and I wouldn't be surprised if they killed off a few more in the next episodes. I hope they'll take it easy for a while, and I hope the actors will be sure not to get in trouble with the law. ;)
Answer: Sigh. This time I couldn't disagree more. On shows like 24 and Lost, the very fact that almost every character is potentially expendable ratchets up the dramatic stakes and intensity. If you look at every character death as a
It's confession time again: I've known for weeks that Lost was going to send Libby (Cynthia Watros) off to the big island in the sky at the end of last night's episode, and, just like with Ana Lucia, I kept my big, spoiler-obsessed trap closed. And once again, my restraint has yielded a pretty nifty reward an exclusive postmortem courtesy of exec producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse! Ausiello: Why did you kill off Libby?Carlton Cuse: We felt like we had run out of story for her. It happens. While we did develop the romance with her and Hurley, we didn't see enough in the way of avenues for where to go with that character. And we were starting to think about what sort of stories we were going to be telling for the characters in Season 3, and we just didn't have enough for Libby that we were excited about. That was on one side. On the other side, we thought, well, shooting Ana Lucia is going to be dramatic, but what will really make it incredible for the audience is that i...
Daniel Dae Kim, Lost
Does Sun have a bun... in the oven? That is the question fans of ABC's Lost (Wednesdays at 9 pm/ET) have been left to ponder in the wake of the latest promo, which has Jin's honey raiding Sawyer's stash for a pregnancy test. Is our population of castaways going to increase by one? TVGuide.com spoke to Daniel Dae Kim about the prospect of Jin celebrating Father's Day on the island, his 24 encore and more.
TVGuide.com: In this week's episode, "The Whole Truth," what story is Lost telling?Daniel Dae Kim: You're going to see another chapter in Jin and Sun's story that complicates their history. You're also going to see on the island an event that changes their future.