Gossip Girl and Lost--the two shows couldn't be more different from each other. But there is one thing they do have in common...the power to make previous unknown actors become household names almost overnight.
Both shows have added to their paparazzi worthy casts over the past few days, and now it's time to learn who will be the next big names in television.
Lost producers have signed Zuleikha Robinson to play the role of the previously announced Ilana, says EW.com. London-born Robinson was last seen on the short-lived New Amsterdam playing star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's partner Eva Marquez. She also appeared on HBO's Rome and played alongside Kal Penn in The Namesake.
Early last month, casting calls revealed that Lost was adding two important characters in this upcoming season, Caesar and Ilana. Ilana is described as a European woman in her late 20s or early 30s with some brains. Caesar is yet to be cast.
From the South Pacific we move to the Upper East Side. The Cleaner's John Patrick Amedori is joining Gossip Girl as the new boy who makes Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) mutter "OMFG," according to E! Online. Fans of the books will recognize the character, Aaron Rose, as an artsy type of dude.
Ready to be a bad influence on Jenny Humphrey is Willa Holland, who will play 16-year-old model Agnes for three episodes. Holland is best known as The O.C.'s Kaitlin Cooper.
Let's hear it, Lost and Gossip Girl fans--are these good casting choices? Also, any of you out there big fans of both shows?