The talkative pilot was only interupted once by Lilly: when he declared, "Youth is wasted on the young," she countered, "It's not wasted on me." 20 Evangeline Lilly has not often discussed her religious beliefs in interviews — perhaps because she has not been asked.
Generally, though, both Lilly herself and her colleagues refer to her as a Christian and a Lost producer reports that she carries a Bible with her at all times.
There was no way that my ideas about life and morality were going to coincide with that industry, so there was no point in even playing with fire." 11 Eventually, however, "a friend" (widely believed to be her then-husband Murray Hone, an amateur hockey player she married in 2003) challenged her to aspire for more.
"I think you're afraid of your own success — but you're built for it." His words hit home and she broke down and cried. Abrams saw Lilly's audition tape just two weeks before shooting was set to begin on the pilot, after rejecting countless actresses for the lead role of Kate Austen. But I also constantly yo-yo between wanting to do this for a long time, wanting to achieve a certain level of respect in this industry, and then at the other end of the scale wanting to run for the hills screaming "this is terrifying and I want out." She relates the anxiety that came with essentially learning how to act while shooting the pilot of a major TV show alongside experienced actors.
The income was steady and she could use the endless on-set waiting time to study. 9 In the meantime, her distaste for Hollywood only increased.
"Whenever I turned up to castings I'd see all these women in trampy clothes, flirting with the male director.
1979) became famous virtually overnight when she was cast in the lead role of Kate Austen on the hit television series Lost in 2004.
Known for her Christian moral standards and often-colorful language, tomboy antics and much-admired feminine figure, the Canadian actress admits she is a walking paradox.
The outlook of the serious-minded Evangeline Lilly was well-summed up in a 2005 Rolling Stone interview, part of which took place on a thrilling glider ride.
17 She said in an interview at the time, "I'm doing everything in my power just to continue to tick along as a normal girl.
And fighting the weird, surreal insanity of what my life has become in just a single year." 18 But the drastic change in Lilly's life finally came crashing down at the end of Season One, when she called her parents in a full meltdown.
"I just disappeared off the face of the earth." 19 Today, Lilly lives in a humble bungalow in Hawaii, where she is filming Season Three of Lost.
She has long been rumored to be dating her costar, Lord of the Rings star Dominic Monaghan.