Maggie Grace may be the officially designated hot chick on ABC's Lost (Wednesdays at 8 pm/ET), but her character, Shannon, is also the scripted-Survivor series' most obnoxious. So if we were her, we'd be worried about hungry plane-crash near-casualties starting to look at the vain vixen as a piece of meat in the literal sense.
"Like the Donner Party? Let's hope it doesn't come to that!" the actress says, laughing nervously at TV Guide Online's suggestion. "The producers are definitely pushing some limits, but between you and me, I don't think ABC's standards and practices department would allow cannibalism."
Assuming that Shannon doesn't end up being turned into bratwurst, she still seems likely to become a, ahem, tasty morsel for the island's menfolk. In particular, she has caught the eye of rocker Charlie. Despite the fact that this legend in his own mind is played by Lord of the Rings hobbit Dominic Monaghan, Grace predicts that she will have no difficulty acting like she's hot for him.
"Not at all!" she insists with enthusiasm. "I mean, it's Dominic! Have you met him? His English accent is incredibly sexy, no two ways about it! With certain L.A. guys, it's like, 'No. No, we were good until you opened your mouth.' But with him, it's like, 'Ohhh... don't stop talking! Thank you!'"
When the Oliver Beene alumna isn't fending off the advances of lustful beach bums on screen, she is making advances on them off screen. No, not that way! She just joins in eagerly when her costars start comparing notes on what the heck creator J.J. Abrams has in mind for his Lost world.
"When we get together, there's always some interesting discussion," she relates, adding that, of course, the unseen tree-shaking beastie is the source of the most speculation. "I think [the powers that be] have an idea of what it is, but they're not very forthcoming about it. [The cast is] pretty much on a need-to-know basis. But Dominic thinks it's an elephant with cats duct-taped to it."