Warning, although this classifies more as general entertainment news it would most certainly be considered a spoiler by LOST fans. Shut off your TVs, don’t buy newspapers, and stick your head in the sand – this one is going to hit the mainstream faster than Joaquin Phoenix’s Letterman appearance.
Korbi at Zap2it has broken perhaps the largest scoop in the history of LOST scoops. It appears that Evangeline Lilly is planning for her post LOST career, NOW. Not now meaning after season six is shot, now as in she’s available – right now. Shocking news for sure, or maybe – just maybe – not(?). The love triangle has, by some estimations, run its course and Kate’s story has been told. Let’s not forget that part of that story is that Kate is one who has loved and lost for her whole life. Her death would be devestating to the shippers who have placed a stake in one coupling or the other, but from a writing perspective it would allow the LOST scribes to jettison what some consider a plot element that is ready to come off the taffy puller – stretched beyond comic, and tasteful, proportions.
Personally, I’d like to see Kate hang in till the end, but the fact is if she is there she carries the baggage of the triangle with her. And as we all know, these romantic entanlements always end in tragedy in all of the great works of literature – LOST models itself after those works, so it is no surprise that a tragedy would decide the triangle. In a sense of timing, should they risk the triangle continuing to grate on non-shipping fan’s nerves? Those fans are starting to look at Kate’s bed hopping antics in a reputation soiling regard. Perhaps the decision was made to kill off Kate before the anti-shipping poison weakened that fraction of the plot into insignifigance. What is your opinion of this news? Is Kate gone for good? There is always the Claire factor. Although Claire is gone, the producers have assured us that she is not gone from the LOST story. The same could happen to Kate. Another alternative would be that if Evie leaves LOST, she could still make time for appearances in a guest star capacity – particularly towards the finale.
Solid sources tell me exclusively that Evangeline Lilly is auditioning for pilots … pilots that are intended to launch this fall. And Ms. Lily’s people are apparently saying she will be available. Say wha–??
Thanks to LyLy – Source: Zap2it
Perhaps Korbi should have stayed with her better informed collegues at E!? According to Watch With Kristin, this rumor is absolutely false.
Well, we checked, and according to Lilly’s publicist, the story is “absolutely false.” A relief to be sure—who has the time to brainstorm why Lost and Lilly might be parting ways—but is there more to the story? Maybe a grain of truth in there somewhere? We’re still digging, so keep checking back.
E!’s cracker jack investigators aren’t dismissing it completely out of hand, though – they are continuing to dig on the odd chance that there may be a grain of truth to this after all.