November 29, 2004
The diversity of "Lost"

Nice atricle about the diversity of the cast of "Lost" and how it happened more or less naturally. And here's a word about Staten Island's newest breakout star-to-be:

"What's cool about that, actually, is that on an international flight, you have people from all different countries, so it doesn't feel forced at all," agreed Daniel Dae Kim, a Korean-born, American-reared actor whose Lost character, Jin, speaks no English whatsoever.

Kim owes his job in part to Yunjin Kim, the Korean-born actress who plays his wife, whose audition for another role in the show "blew us away," said executive producer Damon Lindelof. "We realized that she spoke fluent Korean and decided that we should have a Korean character on the island. And maybe it was a husband and wife."

Lindelof's fellow executive producer, J.J. Abrams, added that "one of the things we were talking about before then was we knew we wanted to have a couple that didn't speak English."

For Daniel Dae Kim, it's "an opportunity because I haven't had a chance to speak any Korean in any of the projects I've done."

I can't wait to see what happens next on this show. However long they maintain it, it's been a fun ride so far.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 29, 2004 to TV and movies | TrackBack