Otherwise, I played fast and loose with age, race, and physical resemblence. I wanted to choose someone who would do justice rather to the character instead of someone who had a physical resemblance but didn't fit the character. Which brings me to why there's no Eko. I didn't know any African actresses and I didn't want to just Google "Nigerian actresses" and stick one of my favorite characters with someone whose talent I can't judge, so... in imaginary!Lost we'll just say there's an open casting call for that role.
I hope you guys enjoy!
"Everybody wants me to be a leader until I make a decision they don't like."
Simple enough. Great actress who could pull off the lead role with aplomb.
"Here we go again, huh?"
This was difficult. It's hard to put a finger on what makes Kate Kate. I settled on Bamber because he can play emotional as well as badass.
"There's a new sherrif in town, girls. I suggest y'all get used to it."
Christina Hendricks with a southern accent, swinging a gun around, being sarcastic and self-destructive, wearing half-buttoned blue shirts. Enough said.
"I've looked into the eye of the island, and what I saw was beautiful."
Locke and Roslin (especially season 2 Roslin) are quite similar in many ways, and I think she'd get what makes Locke such a vital character to the show.
"If you mean time travelling bunnies, then yes."
Talk about tough shoes to step into. I figure Allen's Beatrice wouldn't be the same as Emerson's Ben, but would be equally engrossing as Lost's most morally gray character.
"The last thing either of you need right now is more blood on your hands."
So much of Juliet is wrapped up in Elizabeth Mitchell's performance. Hamm can bring that same range: from emotional to restrained to pitiful to forceful. (LOL I just realized this would mean Don shacking up with Joan in season 5. Total coincidence.) And, well, yeah. With Mr. Hamm, I know that my favorite character would continue to be my favorite character, gender-flipping aside.
"Part of my training entailed getting the enemy to communicate."
Yes she's a bit older than Sayid but I had to include her. Just imagine her giving the epic "I am a torturer" speech and you'll know what I mean.
"I wanna do a cannonball. I've been walking up and down this beach every day and looking out at this water. And I wanna do a cannonball."
We already know she can be damn funny. I kept the last name cause eh, she could have a Hispanic family.
"I have to get my honor back. That's what I'm running to."
Wrong accent, I know. :P
"You and I have common interests."
I made Jin & Sun Chinese because I liked the actors. Guilty as charged. :D
"I have to go because I'm going to save you."
Like I said. I love these two, separately and together.
"I can make time."
The first casting I picked. She's an extremely talented actress, I'm just waiting for the day she breaks through to the American art film world.
"May I eat these peanuts?"
eeeee you guys how great of a Miles would she be. Answer: SO GREAT. "That douche is my mom."
"Don't let them bring him back. No matter what - don't let them bring him back! This place is death!"
ahaha I know, way too famous to appear on network TV. Also from a glance at the other casting picspams he seems to figure in everyone else's fantasy casts: poor guy, gonna get worn out. But I thought he would make a good fit here.
"We're not going to Guam, are we?"
Technically she had a small role in Lost ("The Glass Ballerina"), but since that was gonna be gender-flipped along with everyone else, might as well cast her elsewhere!
"Peanut butter. Why do I remember peanut butter?"
I know what you're saying. I switched out the cute little blonde for Stringer Bell?!?! But hear me out on this. He can play sensitive and good-natured, as well as crazy evil and unpredictable. And no, there will be no mpreg. We'll say that he flew to Australia to pick up the daughter his wife was putting up for adoption.
"Polar bears are meant to be clever, quite clever. They're like the Einsteins of the bear community."
She would be very funny and, dare I say... likable in this role. (Sorry. Never a Charlie fan.)
"When I say move, you move. When I say stop, you stop. When I say jump, what do you say?"
TONYYYYYYY. Michelle Rodriguez was sort of polarizing as Ana Lucia, but who doesn't love Tony?
"You don't remember me, do you?"
um... have fun getting fridged and then coming back and being crazy but not really.
"They took my daughter!"
HAHA oh dear let's pretend alt-Lost is going to have a better plotline for poor Mikalah, cause ouch.
"Have you been using that wacky paste stuff that made me see my brother get eaten?"
Both pretty-eyed young things, both totally doomed.
"What's a four letter word for 'I don't care'?"
Kitsch so often plays the rugged bad boy, it would be fun to see him play the stuck-up himbo (who turns out to have layers!) for once. Imagine the freakouts over his relationship with Saida. HAH.
"What lies in the shadow of the statue?"
Badass + badass. I struggled a lot until I remembered Fehr, I haven't seen him much since Sleeper Cell ended but he was quite good
"I never want to die. I want to live forever."
A more out-there pick, and of course they'd have to change Richard's backstory since she isn't Spanish, but she's just as gorgeous as Nestor Carbonell and would bring justice to the enigmatic character with her tragic backstory. (Aylesworth also had a small part on the show, but we can assume that'd be recast as well.)
"There's only one way to escape from Hell. You're going to have to kill the devil."
I already talked about this on Tumblr, so, yeah. ... I want to see the MiB/WiB hook up. >_>
"It only ends once. Anything before that is just progress."
Maybe predictable? Maybe out there? (Hard to imagine Swinton doing network TV...) But just picture her as Jacob, mysterious, wisdom-imparting, totally stoned Jacob. Or Esther, as the case may be: I thought it was fitting for the character, and maybe the WiB's name can turn out to be Vashti.
Comments? Questions? Suggestions for supporting characters I didn't include? I welcome it all!