SEVEN years after he gave up acting, Lost star Matthew Fox finally revealed the reason he left.
frankly chatThe 55-year-old admitted he had a “to-do list” he wanted to achieve in the business and felt he had completed it by the time he starred in the horror western Tomahawk in 2014.
He added that he would like to spend more time “reuniting” with his family – wife Margarita and their children Byron and Kyle.
However, he was lured out of early retirement to star in a new apocalyptic thriller series called Last Light alongside Joanne Froggatt.
Matthew rose to fame as troubled surgeon Dr. Jack Shepard on Lost in 2004 and remained on the show until its finale in 2010 – his last TV work so far.
His performance earned him Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award nominations.
After Lost, he landed roles in We’re Marshall alongside Matthew McConaughey, Vantage Point and World War Z.
In 2011, Matthew was accused of assaulting a drunk bus driver in Cleveland, Ohio while filming I, Alex Cross.
Although the police did not press charges, the woman involved chose to file a civil case, which she later withdrew after Matthew threatened to counter-sue for defamation and battery.
Matthew went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to publicly deny the allegations, admitting, “It’s been a very hard year for me and my family… It’s hard to be blamed for something you didn’t do.”
The incident appears to have sparked a feud with his Lost co-star Dominic Monaghan, who tweeted in 2012: “He hits women. Not isolated cases. Often”.
Forced to defend himself again, Matthew wrote in the Men’s Journal, “I’ve never beaten a woman before. Never and never will. But I think there will still be a lot of people who will think it’s true no matter what. “
Here we take a look at what the rest of the Lost cast have been up to since the cameras stopped rolling.
The actress played Kate Austen, a young woman who killed her abusive father before the plane crash that started the series.
Ever since Lost ended, Evangeline’s career has skyrocketed. She played Hope Van Dyne, also known as the Wasp, in the Marvel films Ant-Man and Avengers: Endgame, and in 2008 received critical acclaim for her role in The Hurt Locker.
She is also a published children’s author, having written The Squickerwonkers series.
When Lost ended filming, Evangeline announced that she was taking a break to focus on her charitable and humanitarian work, telling Vulture: “I believe acting is a day job – it’s not my dream; it’s not my most important thing, after all.”
The 42-year-old woman came under fire in March 2020 when she shared a message on social media about her refusal to comply with Covid-19 quarantine requirements.
Evangeline later apologized for her comments, calling them “disparaging, arrogant and cryptic”.
In January 2022, she joined a protest against the vaccination mandate in Canada. Writing on social media, she ranted, “No one should ever be forced to put anything into their body against their will.”
Josh, now 52, used his role as James “Sawyer” Ford on Lost to move into acting after finding success modeling for brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Calvin Klein.
After the series ended, he landed a role in Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
Since then, he liked the main roles in the series “Intelligence and Colony”. He also had a recurring role in the third season of the western Yellowstone.
He married longtime partner Yessika Kumala in 2004 after proposing to her after filming the Lost pilot, and they had children Jave in 2009 and Hunter in 2014.
After playing hunky Boone Carlisle on Lost, Ian became a teen show heartthrob.
He spent nine years playing Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, which he began producing in its third season.
Yang dated co-star Nina Dobrev for three years until 2013. It was rumored that their breakup was the reason she left her role as Katherine Pierce on the show.
In 2010, Yang participated in the cleanup operation following the Deepwater Horizon oil well accident. That same year, he founded the Ian Somerhalder Foundation to educate people about the importance of protecting animals and the environment.
After a whirlwind six-month romance in 2015, Ian, now 43, proposed to Twilight actress Nikki Reed.
In July 2017, their daughter was born. Jan’s latest project was the Netflix horror series Wars of Wars, which was canceled after one season.
Most recently, he launched Brother’s Bond Bourbon whiskey brand with his Vampire Diaries co-star Paul Westley.
Elizabeth played Juliet Burke on Lost from 2006 until the series ended in 2010.
She went on to play the Snow Queen on Once Upon a Time with fellow Lost stars Emily De Ravin and Jorge Garcia.
She also starred in the films Answers to Nothing (2011), The Purge: Election Year (2016) and FBI: International (2022).
Elizabeth also had a role in the Netflix youth series Outerbanks.
She separated from her husband, improv actor Chris Soldeville, with whom she has a son, in 2013 after nine years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
During his time on Lost as Sayid Jarrah, British-American actor Naveen, now 53, opened up about his heroin addiction and alcoholism in the 90s.
“I just loved alcohol and drugs,” he said as an explanation in an interview. Guardian in 2008.
“Things that happen to you as a child, bad experiences, may give you information, but do not necessarily make you an alcoholic or drug addict.
The actor said he always managed to wean himself off drugs and alcohol before work, and eventually got clean and sober at 29.
At the age of 16, he began dating his math teacher, 30-year-old Geraldine Feakins, and moved in with her to escape his “oppressive” upbringing. The couple had a son seven years later, in 1992.
After breaking up with Geraldine, he dated actress Barbara Hershey since 1998. Although he briefly separated in 2005, he had a son with Czech-French actress Elena Eustash.
Naveen and Barbara separated for good in 2010 — a year after he received sole legal and physical custody of his son with Elena after a lengthy battle.
After Lost, he starred in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Sense8 and Instinct.
Emily De Ravin
Emily established herself as an actress by playing a pregnant accident survivor Claire Littleton on Lost.
After the show ended, she starred in The Hills Have Eyes, Brick with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Remember Me with Robert Pattinson.
In 2012, she landed the role of Belle in the fantasy series Once Upon a Time. Most recently, she was announced as Alex Molina in the new movie The Wreckage.
Emily had a rocky romance with fellow actor Josh Janovich; they married in 2004 but separated after six months and then reconciled.
By 2009, they were living separately and filed for divorce before reuniting again after a holiday in Japan. But by 2013, everything was over and the couple filed for divorce, which went through.
Emily, now 40, has since dated Erik Bilic and they have two children.
Dominic was a famous actor when he was cast as Charlie Pace in Lost, and in The Lord of the Rings he starred as Merry the Hobbit.
During the series, he dated co-star Evangeline, but the couple broke up in 2007.
The 45-year-old actor played roles in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Wars: Skywalker. Sunrise” and “Edge of the World”.
He got into an argument with Matthew Fox, claiming that another actor hit women during a rant in which Dominic stated that he didn’t like his Lost co-star.
A nature lover, Dominic once bought a mango forest in India.
South Korean actress Yunjin, now 48, rose to fame as Sung-Hwa Kwon on Lost.
After filming her final scenes, Kim married her former manager Park Jung Hyuk in March 2010.
Three years after the show ended, she joined the ABC detective series Mistresses as Dr. Karen Kim until 2016.
In 2018, she returned to Korean TV in Miss Ma, Nemesis, and just three weeks ago, she was announced as Son Woojin in the Netflix spin-off show Paper House: Korea United Economic Zone.
Jorge, now 49, won legions of fans as Hugo “Hurley” Reyes on Lost and joined Once Upon a Time with several other actors.
In the show’s end year, Jorge appeared on Weezer’s Hurley album and later appeared on the band’s tour as a guest vocalist.
While continuing his acting career, he starred in the Fox series Alcatraz (another JJ Abrams series), Hawaii 5-0, and the Netflix film The Ridiculous Six.
In 2022, Jorge participated in the seventh season of The Masked American Singer as “Cyclops” from Team Bad. He lived only to the third week.
Jorge married actress Rebecca Birdsall in 2019.