One of the most entertaining things to see when it comes to your favorite movies and TV shows is the audition videos of the cast and maybe even the auditions of famous stars who didn’t get a particular role.
While we don’t have any of those here, we do have plenty of the audition tapes of most of your favorite stars from ABC’s Lost. With the curtain set to fall on the show in just about 24-hours now, what better way to make a weekend of it than by witnessing the very beginnings of these characters and the stars who would play (some of) them. The auditions were commonly used as funny special features on the Lost DVDs, but if you have not seen them yet, now you have your chance.
Be sure to click on over to the other side to check out ten of these audition tapes.
The funniest thing about these auditions, is that the actors didn’t know about all of the characters that would be used, or how important they would be. For that matter, the producers weren’t really sure where they were going, either. The best example of this is of course Matthew Fox. Below, you can see Fox auditioning for the role of Sawyer, his arch-nemesis on the show! In the same video you’ll also see Fox reading for the role of Jack, but as many of you probably know, the Jack character was actually supposed to be killed off in the pilot episode (as you’ll notice in the Evangeline Lilly and Yunjin Kim auditions). Of course, that changed when they realized how vital Jack could be to the story.
Sawyer was without doubt a popular read (or just popular to release to the public). Along with Fox, eventual role-winner Josh Holloway, eventual Charlie Dominic Monaghan, and eventual Hurley Jorge Garcia (my personal favorite audition) ALL read for Sawyer.
And though the auditions themselves are entertaining, these guys know how to have even more fun with them. If you’ll recall, during the Lost panel at the San Diego Comic Con last summer, Garcia and Benjamin Linus himself, Michael Emerson made a surprise appearance and poked a little fun at the actors reading for different roles. That video is at the very bottom, just in case you haven’t seen it.
Josh Holloway Auditioning For Sawyer
Matthew Fox Auditioning for Sawyer & Jack
Dominic Monaghan Auditioning for Sawyer
Jorge Garcia Auditioning for Sawyer
Evangeline Lilly Auditioning for Kate
Naveen Andrews Auditioning for Sayid
Daniel Dae Kim Auditioning for Jin
Yunjin Kim Auditioning for Kate
Emilie De Ravin Auditioning for Claire
Michael Emerson and Jorge Garcia At Comic Con ’09
[Source: via io9 — click to see even more videos!]