In case you missed it, Evangeline Lilly has confirmed that she was being considered for the lead role in Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman reboot back in the early 2000s. However, the Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania star turned down the part and believes that Whedon despised her for her decision.
Evangeline Lilly was recently a guest on the Happy Sad Confused podcast where she shared how Joss Whedon had offered her the role of Wonder Woman but the Lost star decided against accepting.
“I think my impression, coming away from it, was I had no desire and he could tell,” Lilly said, adding that she was “too young to be that polite” and pretend to be interested.
“It didn’t appeal and there was nothing about the meeting that, like, jazzed me or made me think like, ‘Oh, I’ve gotta do this.’ Nothing clicked. Nothing felt good,” she said. “I am way too authentic for my own good. I mean, it’s not good. If I am not impressed, you’ll know. And maybe you shouldn’t know sometimes.”
Lilly continued by stating that although she knew Joss Whedon was unhappy about her decision, she had no problem with getting on his bad side.
“I was okay with that. I was okay with burning bridges,” she stated. “I was okay with not having everyone in Hollywood wanna work with me.”
“I just always had to do what felt right for me,” Lilly continued. “And honestly I wasn’t into superhero movies and that’s the main reason why, in both of these instances, I just kind of felt like I don’t know what I get out of this.”
It's great to know that Evangeline Lilly is only interested in working on projects that meant something to her. It was also an excellent decision to not be involved in anything with Joss Whedon who has been revealed to be abusive to his cast and crew.
Evangeline Lilly returns as Hope van Dyne in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania which is now screening in theaters worldwide.
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