Evangeline Lilly recently revealed her vision for Marvel’s future, calling attention to what she perceives to be the company’s most significant and beneficial change since she joined the MCU as Wasp.
In an interview with DigitalSpy, n a recent interview, Lilly remarked on more diversity in the MCU and why she thinks Marvel Studios deserves praise for their transition to a more inclusive universe, including female leads characters.
Lilly was featured in the cast of Ant-Man, but she was only provided her Wasp suit post-credits.
She’s now a headline hero, with appearances in 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp and the upcoming third film, Quantumania.
Lilly praised Marvel Studios heads Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, and Victoria Alonso for their commitment to female heroes and diversity in the MCU:
“[Victoria] Alonso has always been a champion for her female superheroes. She’s been championing that since the beginning,” she told the outlet. She later continued she was grateful to be part of the “sausage party”, she began by acknowledging how much she loves how things have altered, and then expounded on that several times.
“When I first started, I felt like, once again, as is always the case in my career, I’m grateful to be in the Boys’ Club. I’m lucky enough to be invited to the sausage party. I’ve got to pull up my panties, and get ready to go, because it’s going to be me and a bunch of dudes. And now it’s beautifully different. I feel like I have female camaraderie. I feel like I have a sisterhood. I feel like when I’m uncertain or confused, there are other women to reach out to.” Lilly continued.
Lilly gushed about how wonderful it is to work with women, and how much she enjoys hearing the stories they’ve encountered, as well as working together.
“It’s just comfortable and clear. Working with Michelle on Quantumania, it was amazing. Ostensibly it was like having a mama bear with me on set, and also a sister, and also a co-star. We really leaned on each other a lot, and we supported one another a lot.
Brie Larson and Lilly have formed a strong friendship throughout the simultaneous productions of The Marvels and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
“Her and I reached out to each other. I reached out to her when things were going on. Literally, I was like, ‘Hey, what’s going on, on your end? What do we do about this?’.
She expounded on how empowering it is to be a female actress in the Marvel Universe, with so many other women to converse with.
“I didn’t have that before. It’s different. It’s different being in a Boys’ Club. It’s such a comforting, beautiful thing, and I think it’s enabled me to feel so much more empowered within the Marvel space, and I’m so grateful that they’ve done such a good job of it, too.”
About Evangeline Lilly
Born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada, Evangeline Lilly is a well-known actress best known for her role as Kate Austen in the popular ABC series “Lost”. She made her professional debut in the television movie “Whale Rider”, and has since appeared in a number of films, including “The Hurt Locker”, “Real Steel”, and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”. Lilly is also known for her work as a spokesperson for the environment and is an active supporter of charities such as World Vision. She currently lives in the United States with her husband and daughter.
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