Cobie Smulders Says She Almost Played Kate On Lost Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.01.2014
She also talks about the How I Met Your Mother finale...
In an interview with E! News, Cobie Smulders revealed that she was up for the role of Kate Austen on Lost, which eventually went to Evangeline Lily.
She said: "[Evangeline and I] were both testing for Lost. She owes a lot to me because I went in and I bombed the audition. [laughs] And she was like, ‘Thank you!'"
The two saw each other at Comic-Con after Lily was announced for the new Ant-Man movie from Marvel.
Lily said: "You know what I was so excited about, about being part of The Avengers. Cobie Smulders, she was the first person I met in LA…She took me under her wing, she let me hang out with her friends, she took me shopping in Venice, she let me stay at her place. She didn't know me from a hole in the wall …So I've always watched her career very closely and I was like, now I get to do something with her!"
Smulders also talked about the end to How I Met Your Mother, which divided fans. She added: "We had just finished a table read and something happened where I said, ‘What is going on?' to Craig Thomas our creator. It was over lukewarm scrambled eggs and he said, ‘Do you want me to tell you what happens?' And I said, ‘I guess.' And he just summarized it and I just started f--king weeping. It's their vision nine years after they thought of this pilot idea. And it just…it's a lot of things. It's a lot of things for me. But it was great that they got to see their vision through."