Grace: From Lost to lesbian

By Colin Mahan

Oct 31, 2006

Maggie Grace, who played Shannon Rutherford on season one of ABC's Lost, will play the lesbian daughter of Jimmy Smits and Amy Brenneman in the big-screen adaptation of the Karen Joy Fowler novel The Jane Austen Book Club. Grace was last seen in the remake of John Carpenter's 1980 horror film, The Fog.

In Austen, Smits and Brenneman will play an unhappy couple who split up after 32 years of marriage. The book club of the title refers to a group of women and one man who get together to discuss Jane Austen books and end up sharing the trial and tribulations of their lives.

Smits and Brenneman are also TV mainstays. Smits played a presidential hopeful in the final season of NBC's political drama The West Wing. Brenneman played the title character in Judging Amy.

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  • SirSquinty Nov 02, 2006

    That's hot. I'll need to watch.

  • tia_and_tamera Nov 01, 2006

    she was my fave. on lost! and im glad that amy is FINALLY on the big screen!!

  • LAURAMARIE63 Nov 01, 2006

    Have to agree with Acovell on this one; that's exactly what I thought.

  • krazy4crack Nov 01, 2006

    She's great! I hope she does well

  • mackski Nov 01, 2006

    Go Maggie!!! I wish the beautiful young actress all the luck in the world.

  • Acovell Nov 01, 2006

    Oh, now this makes sense. Blonde-haired, blue-eyed Maggie Grace as the daughter of brown-haired, brown-eyed, half Hispanic Jimmy Smits. Yeah, that's spot-on casting.

  • MemnochZERO Nov 01, 2006


    Maggie rules, hopefully this will as well.

  • 4lost8addict15 Oct 31, 2006

    OMG!! she's so hot!!! look at that face!!ooooh!

    Lost Rocks!!! Best TV show ever!!!!