Life on-screen is perilous for Emilie de Ravin. On Lost
, she survived a plane crash, gave birth in the jungle, got kidnapped and had her baby stolen. Now, wouldn't you know it, she's battling flesh-eating radioactive mutants in the new movie The Hills Have Eyes
—and she gets abducted again in the upcoming indie film Brick
. "There's a big fear element to a lot of my roles," says the Australian actress, 24. Offscreen, things are more mellow: She splits her time between her L.A. home and the "chill atmosphere" of Lost's Oahu set.
What's scarier than cannibal mutants? "The mosquitoes in the jungle" on Lost
, she says. "I used to cry as a young child if an ant died. I'll never kill a spider. But I have an issue with mosquitoes."
Thanks to her role on Lost
, de Ravin—who plans to marry her boyfriend of four years, actor Josh Janowicz, 24, later this year—will have plenty of mothering experience by the time they're ready to start a family. "Working with a child is hard," she says. "Finding babies for the show has not been easy at all. They have to constantly be replaced because they grow so much in a week."
DeRavin spent her high school years at the prestigious Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. So will we see her on a future season of Dancing With the Stars
? "I'm not saying I couldn't," she says, laughing. "But I don't want to, thank you."