March 23, 2009

Official Statement from Rebecca Mader.


Hey All,
By now perhaps some of you have seen Rebecca Mader's Facebook update and even possibly seen EW's article about Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse replying to her updates.

Here is the breakdown of what we know:
After Episode 5x08 LaFleur aired many fans jumped up and screamed how is it possible for Charlotte who was born in 1979 to be a Young Girl in 1977? Of course I guess with wacky time traveling and the lying going on "in the story" it could be explained, but the LOST writers during their weekly podcast, claimed that during filming and on set that actress Rebecca Mader made the change because the original date is 1970 in the script. They claimed she did not want to be playing a character that old.

Of course immediately many fans sent messages to Mader and we contacted her ourselves to see what was up?? She issued an official statement and was not too happy about Darlton claiming she changed the birth date.

Here is what she sent us:
"I just wanted to say that I NEVER changed my characters age on the set of LOST as Damon and Carlton accused me of on the most recent LOST Podcast. Charlotte Lewis was ALWAYS meant to be 28 and born in 1979. It was written in the script EP# 402 of which I have a copy and I can prove this. They made a mistake. They are making it my fault. NOT COOL."

Rebecca also voiced this opinion on her Facebook page where EW picked up the story and contacted Darlton who have now issued a joint apology to Mader and for screwing up.

Here is their apology via EW:

So there you go!
Thanks to Rebecca for the official statement and am I sure she will see Darlton's apology as well.

What do you all think!?


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  2. This is my two cents...

    1). Locke has a few DIFFERENT birth dates.

    2). Are they trying to get us to believe Ethan was born in 77, when he clearly wasn't? He is much older than someone born in 77!

    3). The actress originally considered for the role of Charlotte was Kristen Bell, who was NOT "older" than Rebecca.


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