Alias has hired French beauty Elodie Bouchez to fill a new role in its 2005-2006 season.
Award-winning French actress Elodie Bouchez has joined the cast of ABC's hit spy drama Alias, which begins its fifth season this fall.
The beautiful Bouchez comes to Alias in what may be part of producers' effort to add new "sex appeal" to the show while pregnant star Jennifer Garner is unable to perform action sequences in skimpy costumes. She will take on the role of Renee Rienne, "an internationally wanted criminal who, unbeknownst to Sydney, has secretly been working with Vaughn for several years." Renee's arrival may provide some explanation for last season's finale cliff-hanger, in which Vaughn announced to Sydney that he was not who he'd claimed to be.