Audition tapes can be fun to watch, and there are plenty from Lost on YouTube. You can see Evangeline Lilly hoping to become Kate or Daniel Dae Kim before he became Jin.
But where they get really interesting is when you see actors you’ve come to know as one character inhabiting the part of another. That’s the case with these two videos below, where Jorge Garcia (Hurley) auditions for the part of the Island’s conman/nickname artist Sawyer and Michael Emerson (Ben) gives us a trademark “dude” during an audition for the part of Hurley. That would have made for an even stranger Lost alternate universe.
Jorge Garcia as Sawyer
Michael Emerson as Hurley