Evangeline Lilly opens up in DuJour Magazine: “Once I became a public figure, men stopped talking to me”
Evangeline Lilly gorgeous in these new pictures from her feature for DuJour magazineâ€˜s January 2014 issue, on newsstands now!
Here is what the 34-year-old The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug actress had to share with the mag:
On people approaching her: â€œOnce I became a public figure, that ended. Men stopped talking to me. Because they think, â€˜Why would she want to date me?â€™ But the irony of it is, thatâ€™s exactly why youâ€™d want to date themâ€”everyone needs something to ground them in their life, and often for public figures, thatâ€™s their partner.â€
On where she was in life before Lost: â€œWhen I got the job on Lost, I was a broke university student living in the crappiest part of town, with a duct-taped back window on a broken-down car. I existed on peanut butter and tea. When somebody said, â€˜I will pay you a lot of money to come and do this,â€™ it was worth it to make the sacrifice for a certain amount of time in order to have the flexibility that comes from having more financial freedom.â€â€™
On playing a non-Tolkien character in The Hobbit: â€œThere are a lot of forums online where fans are furious. Theyâ€™re venting that anger and expressing themselves, and I just feel like, more power to youâ€”get out there and express your opinionsâ€¦ Iâ€™ve had people who have seen the film who have daughters thank me for being part of it, because otherwise their daughters would have had hours of cinema without a single female character onscreen. In 2013, thatâ€™s unacceptable.â€
TWO MORE PICTURES AFTER THE JUMP!