is reporting that season four of "Lost" has begun shooting and they have added one more actor to bring the total of new faces ( so far ) to five. Executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse told EW.com that Jeff Fahey has joined the cast.
Lindelof and Cuse wouldn't comment on the character that Fahey will be playing, but told EW he was the first and only choice for the role. ''The Lawnmower Man
and [the 1995 TV series] The Marshall
are personal faves,'' says Cuse. ''And he has the most intense eyes of any guy out there, and I say that as a non-gay man.'' Adds Lindelof: ''Fahey is one of those actors who feels like he fits into the Lost
model: He's enormously talented and will be vaguely recognizable to some people, but he'll be able to land on our island without most people going, 'Oh, I know who that guy is.' And especially for the part we cast him for, he has exactly the right sensibilities.''
Seat42f is going to take a guess and say that Fahey has been cast as Jacob. Just a hunch and I'm sure it will turn out he's playing a "new" other or something, but it's fun to guess especially when we are 5 plus months away from season four. What do you think? Leave a comment below and let us know.
Quote from Damon regarding Jacob.
LINDELOF: And more importantly, we meet Jacob–the elusive, unseen, presumed leader of The Others–for the first time. And this is a character who is every bit of significance to our universe as the Emperor was to the Star Wars universe—a character that you didn’t get to meet until The Return of the Jedi but was referred to all through the preceding films. Jacob is a guy who is going to have a very significant ongoing sort of story value in our show.