In an interview, Evangeline Lilly discusses her six seasons as a lead actress on the ABC television drama Lost, which ran from 2004 to 2010. On the popular mystery-drama series, the actress who played Kate Austen’s protagonist said that she was “cornered” into filming a partially nude sequence.
She remembered the incident in an interview with The Lost Boys podcast. “I’d had a horrific experience on set with being practically cornered into doing a sequence partially naked, and I felt had no choice in the matter. “And when it was all said and done, I was horrified and shook. I had to perform a really daunting, extremely powerful moment after bawling my eyes out.
Lilly continued by claiming that she experienced a similar lack of comfort on the season four set. “In season four, a different sequence when Kate was getting dressed arose, and I pushed very hard to have control over that scene. Again, I was unable to control it, she said. “I responded by saying, “That’s it, no more. I won’t write anything; you are free to. Never again will I strip off for this show. I didn’t, though.
Producers of Lost J.J. Abrams, Jack Bender, Carlton Cuse, and Damon Lindelof expressed their regret to Lilly for her experience on set in a statement that was made public over the weekend.
The four men stated, “Our initial response to Evie’s remarks this morning in the media was to reach out to her and genuinely apologise for the situation she shared while working on Lost. “We are very sorry, but we have not yet been able to contact her. At work, nobody should ever feel unsafe. Period.”
The Hollywood Reporter called ABC, but they declined to comment.
The Ant-Man and the Wasp actress claims that since then, she has tried her best to completely avoid nudity. It’s been 15 years since I started doing this. I’m a little bit more prepared now to know the ropes and to avoid awkward situations from now on, she said. “I avoid reading screenplays that feature nudity because I’ve had unsettling encounters. And it’s not because I believe practising nudity is wrong. It’s because I don’t believe I can feel secure and at ease. I’m fortunate; I’m in a good spot because I’m picky. I feel bad for women who are trying to advance in the field but are unsure of how to achieve it.
Lilly claimed that she spoke out against the love triangle that her character Kate had with Sawyer and Jack (Matthew Fox) in addition to not wanting to display any flesh (Josh Holloway).
“I felt like my character changed from being independent, truly having her own tale, journey, and ambitions, to following men around the island. And the main plotline irked the hell out of me,” she remarked. I once threw scripts across rooms while reading them because I was so irritated by how little of her own story was left to be played.
Lilly previously admitted to People that her time on Lost was “a fairly terrible moment” and that she “wanted [Kate] to be better, since she was a model for independence and autonomy for women.” Following the conclusion of the series, she briefly stopped acting. She remembered to the source, “I had to find a place in which I could be happy,” adding that she is “very much” happy at the moment.
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