Josh Holloway calls it the ‘Lost Curse’: Three cast members on his hit ABC show have been arrested for auto-related incidents and another six cited. The actor, however, says there may be other factors explaining the rash of police activity.
“We’re easy targets,” Holloway, 36, laughingly complains in the British edition of Glamour‘s April issue.
Holloway, who received a speeding ticket in Hawaii in September, says: “First of all we’re on an island which means it’s very easily patrolled. And we happen to be famous. I told ’em they should be embarrassed about giving me a ticket for doing 53 in a 35 zone. I mean, come on! Go catch real criminals!”
Lost star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who played Mr. Eko, was arrested in September for disobeying a police officer and driving without a license. He posted $500 bail and was released after spending just over six hours in jail.
In December 2005, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros were arrested within minutes of each other on drunken-driving charges. Both pleaded guilty. Rodriguez is currently wearing an alcohol-detecting ankle bracelet after serving 65 hours in an Oahu jail for the DUI arrest and then another four hours and 20 minutes behind bars in Los Angeles after violating probation due to her arrest.
In a post on her Web site last month, Rodriguez complained the bracelet “is like a freaking VCR, and why do they care if I drink, what am I gonna do, drink and walk over someone, I have no license.”
Six other Lost cast members have been cited for car-related incidents, but not arrested. Besides Holloway’s speeding ticket, Dominic Monaghan has been pulled over twice for speeding and was also cited for driving without a license. Naveen Andrews has received two speeding tickets and Ian Somerhalder (who is no longer on the show) has one. And during a safety check in Honolulu, Harold Perrineau Jr. was ticketed for having no motor vehicle insurance.