Evangeline Lilly has most recently been seen on the big screen in Ant-Man and the Wasp, but the actress made her name years before that on the set of ABC's Lost, where she played Kate Austen. Although she was one of the most visible women on TV during the time of the show's original run, she has now revealed on The Lost Boys podcast that her time on set was not all fun and games. In fact, sometimes she had problems with Kate as a character. Per the actress...
Lilly went on to talk about the role of Kate in the podcast (opens in new tab), noting she felt that the character had fewer and fewer big storylines as the show moved forward, although she was quick to react and say she "was not opposed" to romance. All in all, she seems to have some frustrations with the way her ABC character came together between 2004 and 2010. She also says she isn't arguing with the fact her character became one of the biggest female characters on television at the time, but she still says she feels like her character could have been better, citing an example of the time she was captured after chasing after Jack and used as a bargaining tool in a plot that really "irritated the shit" out of her.
Elsewhere in the podcast, Evangeline Lilly revealed there were nudity-based scenes during the making of Lost that left her feeling vulnerable and uncomfortable. According to the actress,
On the one hand, any nudity that appears on network TV is tame compared to the stuff that shows up on say HBO or Showtime; however, it was the experience on set that seems to have upset Lilly. Still, for the most part, Evangeline Lilly had positive things to say about her Lost experience and how it helped her to be a professional actress, also noting 'this crazy business has been good to me" after revealing about the ABC series and even saying that she liked that Kate had flaws. In addition, Lilly said:
Evangeline Lilly's Marvel character, Hope Van Dyne, wears business attire and even a super suit in the movies, and Lilly says one thing she really likes about the role is that she is fully clothed the whole time. So, it looks like after Lost, Lilly was able to take on roles that more suited her personality and what she felt she was willing and able to bring to roles. You'll---hopefully!---next be able to catch Evangeline Lilly in the still-untitled Avengers 4.
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