Evangeline Lilly Announces Acting Retirement

Evangeline Lilly Announces Acting Retirement

Evangeline Lilly wants Hollywood to lose her number.

The “Lost” alum shared that she is “stepping into [her] dharma,” much in line with the hit ABC series, and opting to step away from acting. Lilly included a 2006 video in which she said she aspired to be a “retired actress” by 2016 and focus on humanitarian work instead.

“Thank you @lost_theothers for digging up this (nearly twenty-year-old) footage of me speaking out my dreams under (what looks like) a full moon,” Lilly captioned the video. “And thank you to @femalepoetssociety for digging up this (much older) footage of the incredible #mayaangelou perfectly articulating how I feel about life.”

Lilly continued, “I am so filled with joy and contentment today as I live out my vision. Praise God, I feel so grateful for my blessings. Stepping away from what seems like the obvious choice (wealth and fame) can feel scary at times, but stepping into your dharma replaces the fear with fulfillment. I might return to Hollywood one day, but, for now, this is where I belong. A new season has arrived, and I AM READY…and I AM HAPPY.”

Lilly famously played Kate Austen on “Lost” and later joined franchises “The Hobbit” and “Ant-Man.” Lilly also starred in “Real Steel.” Her most recent role was for the MCU’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” in 2023.

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The post “Evangeline Lilly Announces Acting Retirement” by Samantha Bergeson was published on 06/04/2024 by www.indiewire.com