TV Guide has the scoop that former soap star Cynthia Watros is joining the cast of Lost this season as Libby, a mysterious character who may or may not have been in the tail section of Oceanic flight #815 when it crashed last fall.
Watros, known to daytime audiences for her Emmy-winning stint as crazy Annie on Guiding Light, followed up her acclaimed suds gig with roles on Titus and The Drew Carey Show.
She joins newcomers Michelle Rodriguez (who briefly appeared last season), playing Oceanic flight #815 passenger Ana-Lucia Cortez, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, playing a mysterious man, in the ABC show.
In more Lost news:
A Los Angeles writer has sued ABC and Touchstone Television for allegedly appropriating his 1977 television concept Lost for the network’s current hit series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Anthony Spinner filed the suit Aug. 19 in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking unspecified damages for claims including breach of contract and fraud, the trade paper reported.
Spinner claims that he was hired by Sid and Marty Krofft Productions in 1977 to write, produce and develop a script for a TV program to be produced by ABC that was titled Lost. It was about a group of airplane crash survivors who struggle to survive in a jungle where they encounter strange creatures and dangerous characters, the trade paper reported.
Spinner said the assignment was memorialized in a written contract among himself, Krofft and ABC. He said he was entitled to a “written by” and “created by” credit, as well as episodic royalties, producing fees and a percentage of the profits.
ABC declined to comment to the trade paper on the lawsuit.