Nestor Carbonell Confirms Series Regular Status, Previews Character Arc

by at . Comments

It's one of the most pressing questions on the minds of Lost fans everywhere:

Why the heck doesn't Richard Alpert age?

Nestor Carbonell, the actor that plays this mysterious character, wonders the same thing. He, along with viewers, will find out next season, as Carbonell has been made a series regular. 

"I'm moving my whole family to Hawaii next week," he told TV Guide Magazine. "This whole time I've been flying back and forth, but now I'll be living on the island with the others. They tell me I'll be in 16 of the 18 episodes."

Richard Alpert Pic

Meanwhile, executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof confirm that Alpert's backstory will take a long time to reveal. Said Carbonell:

"Obviously Richard doesn't age, so I'm most curious to know how old he is and if he's in fact pulling the strings."

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

Tags: , ,
Like Us On Facebook

Want more Lost?

Sign up for our daily newsletter and receive the latest tv news delivered to your inbox for free!

More From TV Fanatic

Rachel-brosnahan-and-ashley-zukerman-interview

Manhattan Set Interviews: Science, Intrigue and High Stake Secrets

Manhattan will premiere on July 27. Check out interviews with key cast members here.
Biel-pic

Jessica Biel to Guest Star on New Girl Season Premiere

Jessica Biel will guest star on the New Girl Seaosn 3 premiere. Look for her to butt heads with Jess.
Michelle-fairley-on-24

Michelle Fairley Cast on Resurrection Season 2: Who Will She Play?

Michelle Fairley has been cast on Resurrection Season 2. In what role? Find out now!
Portia-de-rossi-pic

Portia De Rossi Nabs “Top Secret” Scandal Role

Portia De Rossi will appear on Scandal Season 4. But details on her character are being kept mum.