"To whom it may concern: We are survivors of Oceanic Flight 815. We have survived on this island for 80 days. We were six hours into the flight when the pilot said we were off course and turned back toward Fiji. We hit turbulence and crashed. We've been waiting here all this time--waiting for rescue that has not come. We do not know where we are. We only know you have not found us. We've done our best to live on this island. Some of us have come to accept we may never leave it. Not all of us have survived since the crash. But there is new life, too, and with it, there is hope. WE ARE ALIVE. Please don't give up on us."
10 years ago Lost premiered and we met our eternal badass and sweet Kate Austen beautifully played by our dear beloved Evangeline Lilly.
That was in fact her very first speaking role in tv.
The producers were impressed with Evangeline’s audition, as she displayed the confidence with vulnerability that they were looking for.
Executive producer Damon Lindelof told about Lilly’s casting: “Evangeline was a complete and total unknown. We had read 60 to 65 women for the role of Kate. We were fast-forwarding through a tape, and he [Abrams] saw her and said, 'That's the girl'.”
Evangeline: “Yes, there’s a massive part of me that can be bold and courageous…very strong and very assertive and independent, almost to a fault sometimes. Like Kate, I’m afraid to be vulnerable, and I get my back up and I’m strong and I’m not going to let you in. Yet, I’m very sensitive. Emotionally, I bruise very easily. I’m a Leo, and this is very characteristic of our sign. So, for me there’s a need for balance—fulfilling the sensitive side, letting my guard down, holding back the warrior in me. And I have to be vulnerable which is very hard for me to do, as it is for Kate. So when I play Kate, I always say to people, the only thing that I do to shift from Evangeline to Kate is I grit my teeth. Evangeline doesn’t need to be in that place, because I’m surrounded by people who care about me and love me. I have a great job. I have wonderful roommates who take care of me. I have a family who adores me. Kate doesn’t have any of that. So the main difference is that she has a lot of Evangeline but she’s bearing down and gritting her teeth. She’s made her life what it’s got to be to get by. That’s how I shift into Kate.”
10 years of Lost.
The experience that changed television, challenged our minds, and captured our hearts.
"LOST is more than just a show, it’s the greatest television experience the world will ever see."