Dead or alive, Claire Littleton will be once more be found on Lost when the series returns for its sixth season - but in the meantime, actress Emilie de Ravin has kept herself busy, costarring with Cybill Shepherd in Lifetime Networks’ adaptation of Nora Roberts’ High Noon premiering March 21, and with Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and a veritable who’s who of Hollywood talent in the upcoming gangster film Public Enemies.
But she’s most excited about playing a 12-year-old. With a beak.
“I am so excited right now - I just booked my first animated job!” de Ravin exclaims. “It’s this movie called The Guardians of Ga’hoole and Zack Snyder is directing it. It’s a movie about this group of Australian owls and it’s just a wonderful story. It’s adapted from the [Kathryn Lasky] books.”
And how does an actress devoted to throwing herself, heart and soul, into embodying her characters prep to become an adolescent owl?
“That was the thing!” de Ravin laughs. “I was auditioning and I was, like, ‘Huh! What kind of voice?!’ So I just sat at home for a day and created some voices and went in and … yep!”
Watch for the premiere of The Guardians of Ga’Hoole in late 2009 or early 2010.