The Internet and I first want to commend you for something that happened at the Endgame premiere a few months ago. A red carpet reporter mistakenly addressed you as Evangeline Lilly, but instead of giving this reporter a hard time like some would, you saved her by saying it happens all the time. You even brought up the fact that you and Evangeline once competed for the role of Kate on Lost.
We’re all people, right? This poor woman…it was a long day. That’s the most difficult job. You’re standing on this makeshift stage, and you’re nervous, trying to get facts in. I have complete sympathy for reporters in that position. By the way, I don’t mind it if people think that I’m Evangeline Lilly because I think she’s beautiful and extremely talented. I didn’t think anything of it; I didn’t even give it a second thought.
Everybody won since you landed the role of Robin on How I Met Your Mother not long after the Lost audition, but to your knowledge, were you the runner-up to play Kate Austen on Lost?
Yeah, both Evangeline and I tested for it, and it was just us two going in for Kate. If she wasn’t there, I don’t know if they would’ve gone another round or if there were other people being discussed in terms of offers or whatever. Whenever you do a testing for a role like that and you’re meeting with the heads of the studio on it, you think it’s just you two, and I bombed it. I did not do a great audition, and I’m assuming she did. So, it was much more deserved on her part.