August 11, 2005
Have you been lost without your weekly dose of "Lost"? Ever since the sensational first season ended in May, rabid fans as well as those who are eager to jump on the "Lost" bandwagon have been waiting for the release of the highly anticipated DVD. The long wait will be over when it's released on September 6!
The DVD of the hit ABC show includes loads of special features -- including screen tests of the then-unknown actors! MAGGIE GRACE, who plays spoiled girl Shannon, shows off her acting chops by shedding a few tears; NAVEEN ANDREWS, who plays Sayid, a member of the Iraqi military, shows he can disguise his native British accent with a Middle Eastern tone; and IAN SOMERHALDER, aka Boone, proves he can brood with the best.
In a fun piece of trivia, the DVD also reveals Hurley's JORGE GARCIA's screen test, but he's not auditioning for the comedic Hurley fans have grown to love, but rather con-man-with-a-heart Sawyer! JOSH HOLLOWAY eventually nailed the juicy role with his audition where he's sans his long locks -- but still has the same sexy stubble!
The screen tests of the stars are just a portion of the eight (!) hours of the of bonus features that are included with the 24 original episodes. They include: "Lost" flashbacks, making-of featurettes, "The Art of MATTHEW FOX" featurette, deleted scenes, a fun blooper reel, informative multiple audio commentaries and a featurette that goes backstage with the fictional band Drive Shaft -- the group DOMINIC MONAGHAN's character Charlie was a member of before landing on the deserted island.
The hour-long drama's season debut is Wednesday, September 21 and moves from its normal time of 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For your look inside the "Lost" stars' screen tests, watch tonight's ET!