(LOS ANGELES) — Ant-Man and the Wasp star Evangeline Lilly said in a new interview that she felt pressured to do partially-nude scenes in Lost, and the experience left her literally shaken.
In a recent interview for the podcast The Lost Boys, the actress, who played Kate in the groundbreaking ABC series, described filming a scene during season three in which she said she felt “basically cornered into doing a scene partially naked, and I felt I had no choice in the matter.”
She said on the podcast, “I was mortified and I was trembling and when it finished. I was crying my eyes out and I had to go on and do a very formidable, very strong scene thereafter.”
She continued, “In season four, another scene came up where Kate was undressing — and I fought very hard to have that scene be under my control — and I failed to control it again. And so I then said, ‘That’s it, no more. You can write whatever you want — I won’t do it. I will never take my clothes off on this show again.’ And I didn’t.”
The 38-year-old British Columbia native actually retired from acting once Lost ended.
Last month, she told The Hollywood Reporter that, with her role in the series, “I was instantly launched into international stardom, and that was really uncomfortable for me.”
She added, “I instantly balked, didn’t know how to deal with it and felt very uncomfortable after that situation. I ended up deciding to retire after I finished Lost.”
Lilly was ultimately wooed back to Hollywood by a role in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. And when an opportunity came up for her to play Hope van Dyne, aka The Wasp, in Marvel’s Ant-Man and its sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, she said she couldn’t refuse.
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