Evangeline Lilly had the nerve recently to ask for more money per episode on her Lost contract, even though she makes more than anyone else on the show (except Matthew Fox) and even though her character Kate is by far the most irritating character on that show by a landslide. This prompted me to think back over my years of TV-watching to compile the list of most unduly annoying characters to ever exist on the small screen.
Before Jennifer Love Hewitt whispered to ghosts and lulled them into a sense of peace and tranquility with her heaving bosom, Matthew Fox tried the same thing, and it went about as well as you'd expect.
Salary renegotiations with Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly have started up at Lost, and since I like to get overly enraged about anything involving Kate/Evangeline Lilly for no reason in particular, here's a rant for your Monday morning. THR is reporting that the two stars are currently being paid $150,000 per episode (nearly twice what the other regulars are paid, by the way) and would like to be paid more. While I think this is fine for Matthew Fox because he really is the face of the show and his character has to be in charge of everything and I just don't like when people pick on him, (even though I kind of did once), when I read what they were being paid I thought only one thing: I wouldn't pay Evangeline Lily 150 cents to do anything! I don't even care if it was something amazing. If someone ran up to me and said "Evangeline Lilly told me she'd wrestle a grizzly bear with her bare hands for the low, low price of 150 cents," I would not offer to pay it.
Guess who's been cast as an assassin-slaughtering super-badass in an upcoming big-budget action flick. This guy! (Maybe he'll wash away the world's evil with ... his tears?)
As the world girds itself for the final season of Lost, they have something else to get ready to say good-bye to besides the greatest TV show of the last decade. They can say good-bye to Matthew Fox, because he says he's done with television after this. Now, we're all for the man wanting to do more with his career, but we're not sure swearing off the medium he's been working in for so long is the way to go. Here are just a few reasons why Fox may want to issue a retraction.