Evangeline Lilly quitting acting after ‘Real Steel’

Vastavam web: Actor Evangeline Lilly has said that she thought about quitting acting after the film “Real Steel”.The actor rose to prominence with TV show “Lost” where she played the role of Kate Austen across six seasons. She later starred in films such as Hugh Jackman’s “Real Steel” and “The Hurt Locker”.Recalling her “unique journey” in Hollywood, Lilly said she felt “uncomfortable” with stardom she received for “Lost” and had planned to take a sabbatical after completing “Real Steel”.

“I did a film called ‘Real Steel’ with Hugh Jackman and then I walked away. I said, ‘I’m done, I’m never doing this again.’ I had a baby, I was writing scripts, I had a quiet little life, and two years later and I mean, throughout those two years, I had no contact with Hollywood at all,” the actor told The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor said she had once again planned to take a sabbatical from acting but she was offered “Ant Man” by the Marvel Studios.”As I was finishing press for The Hobbit, that’s when I got the call from Marvel, and I thought, ‘I just need to either draw a very firm line in the sand and say I’m done, or I need to just make my peace with the thing, find a way to be happy and do it in a way that makes me feel comfortable and satisfied’.”

“So that’s what I ended up deciding. I just thought, ‘Well, I’m a smart lady. I can figure this out. I’m going to figure out a way to do this and be happy.’ And I am, I’m very happy, I’ve had a wonderful time promoting this movie, and I’ve had a wonderful time talking to people about things I care about because this movie brings up so many cool issues,” Lilly said.