According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cast of ABC's Lost has even more to cheer about beyond last week's Golden Globe win for best drama series. The drama's producer, Touchstone Television, has offered all original members of the large ensemble cast a substantial salary bump in exchange for an additional year to the actors' current contracts. The studio's pre-emptive offer would see the actors earn almost $80,000 an episode next season, the show's third, up from a range of about $20,000-$40,000 for most cast members this season.
All original cast members, including Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Josh Holloway, Naveen Andrews, Dominic Monaghan, Terry O'Quinn, Jorge Garcia, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim and Harold Perrineau, have been offered the same deal and are expected to take it. Fox, who plays the pivotal role of Jack, is said to have earned an extra bonus of at least $250,000.