Ana Lucia safe on Lost

J.J. Abrams, creator of the ABC castaway hit Lost, recently told Sci-Fi Wire that Michelle Rodriguez's character on the show, hair-trigger ex-cop Ana Lucia, will not be killed anytime soon. Rumors had begun to spread that Rodriguez was not long for the show due to her multiple run-ins with Hawaiian police--she was pulled over for speeding three times and she is to stand trial for a DUI in March.

While not naming Rodriguez specifically, Abrams seemed to allay questions to rest regarding her fate on the show when he said "There's a lot of stuff that has happened that's extracurricular, and it's in the news. It becomes fodder for speculation. While we don't want to report on the fate of any of the characters in the show, I would say without question that any reports that anything that's going on with any of the actors as being problematic or certainly resulting in changing the storyline to sort of, you know, get rid of them is just erroneous and silliness."

Lost tells the story of a group of plane crash survivors who land on a mysterious island with seemingly supernatural properties. After a flashback cameo in season one, Rodriguez joined the cast at the beginning of this season. Her character is a member of the "tailies," people who also survived the plane crash but were in the tail section and ended up on a different part of the island.

Rodriguez is not the only Lost actor who brings less-than-stellar driving skills to the island. Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Dominic Monaghan (Charlie), Naveen Andrews (Sayid), and Ian Somerhalder (Boone) were all cited for speeding; Harold Perrineau Jr. (Michael) was cited for having no car insurance during a traffic stop; and fellow "tailie" Cynthia Watros was fined $370 and had her license suspended for 90 days for a DUI.

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I DONT GET HOW YOU PEOPLE CAN BE SO CRUEL. YOU DONT UNDERSTAND HOW TO BE NICE? SMART. ANA LUCIA WAS THE BEST CHARACTER ON THERE AND NOW SHE IS KILLED OFF. Only because you selfish people want her gone. Why? YOU DONT KNOW. YOU JUST WANNA BE KNOWN AS PEOPLE WHO GOT RID OF A CHARACTER! WOOH! GO YOU. Screw off.
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Kill off a character because of a DUI is stupid.

There are other reasons for "writing" Ana out of the story and it has only in part to do with the actress.
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Its a show and if parents do their job, kids dont need tv role models.
I think she is great. Im glad she is not going anywhere.
She brings a needed conflict or at least a girl that isn't afraid of Sawyer.
I like her, she kicks butt.
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Ah that's good to know. I like her character and see a lot of potential in keeping her around.
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Can someone teach them all the importance of and how to, "break character"
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i heard she WAS getting killed off Lost because she was such a brat on set
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SEEMS TO ME THAT THE CAST NEEDS TO STOP DRINKIN A BIT. IT IS A GREAT SHOW BUT APPERENTLY IT'S FULL OF DRUNKS.
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Finally, confirmation.
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Darn! I hate Ana Lucia and in my opinion the show needs to ditch the two drunk driving members of the cast (Watros and Rodriguez). I mean all though it isn't good, at least with the actors who got speeding tickets there is somewhat of an excuse. Hawaii is a state where it's very hard to get away with speeding in but there is not excuse for the DUI's. Plus nearly everyone speeds (still not a good thing) so it's understandable that someone not used to living in Hawaii could get caught. at least not all of them are alcoholics. Oh well maybe there's hope for the character's death yet.
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i don't thimk it will be such a good ideea killing actors whenever they got a problem
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the answer to all our questions.....the real secret behind lost........

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they're all drunk
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I think this is great news, rodriguez is a great character and she may be able to bring a sexiness factor into the show
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AprilFox I think Fiyero17 was being sarcastic. Anyway I think some of these actors need to set a decent example! Seeing that they are in the spotlight and so forth.
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I suppose those in charge of the show have no idea that 90% of the viewing audience abhors Ana Lucia - PERFECT reason to keep the character! Honestly I care less about the DUI but myself and everyone I know would like to strangle that annoying, hateful woman.
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**Fiyero17
Oh, good. It would be a shame to see someone fired from such a good show for such a silly little thing like driving drunk and endangering the public. And thank goodness she's a STAR, otherwise we wouldn't have cared.

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Obviously you haven't lost anyone to a drunk driver, real stupid thing to say.
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I don't really like her character so it wouldn't have been a big deal if she was killed off. I think that no matter who you are, you should get punished like everyone else if you break the law.
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Jesus! 6 cast members all cited for speeding? What the hell is the speed limit in Hawaii? 5 mph? - Stupid Hawaii... If you weren't so damn scenic I'd hate you!
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I had my fingers crossed.
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Don't like her character one bit. Too bad she won't get killed off.
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I've heard that Hawaii is pretty strict about speed limits. Don't we all speed? We just don't get caught at nearly the frequency as that of non-native Hawaiians.
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Thank god theyre not killing her off..
No one likes her character but then no1 liked sawyer either earlier
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Isn't it very strange that almost _every_ actor on Lost have problems with drinking and driving?
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It looks like Lost crew are into fast driving. They should slow down a bit :D
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i was hoping her character on the show was a one perhaps two episode appearance. she a horrid actor ... she's like a female vin diesel hehe
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i don't like ana lucia, she killed chanon (shanon) what ever :)
i love shanon she's beautiful ........
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She's ok but her character on the show
is nothing special.
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They can't get rid of her that soon. She's going to be fine. She has become a essential character in the show!
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Oh, good. It would be a shame to see someone fired from such a good show for such a silly little thing like driving drunk and endangering the public. And thank goodness she's a STAR, otherwise we wouldn't have cared.
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Girrr.
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I would feel sorry for her if they did kill her off but I don't like her character!
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Not setting a very good example ...
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that she won't be killed off, I mean
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That's certainly bad news.
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Thank god, that would have been a huge over-reaction. I don't like her character that much but to kill her off because of a DUI would be sad.
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DAMMIT!
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