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 magazineÃ¢â¬Ës 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: Ã¢â¬ÅOnce I became a public figure, that ended. Men stopped talking to me. Because they think, Ã¢â¬ËWhy would she want to date me?Ã¢â¬â¢ But the irony of it is, thatÃ¢â¬â¢s exactly why youÃ¢â¬â¢d want to date themÃ¢â¬âeveryone needs something to ground them in their life, and often for public figures, thatÃ¢â¬â¢s their partner.Ã¢â¬Â
On where she was in life before Lost: Ã¢â¬ÅWhen 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, Ã¢â¬ËI will pay you a lot of money to come and do this,Ã¢â¬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.Ã¢â¬ÂÃ¢â¬â¢
On playing a non-Tolkien character in The Hobbit: Ã¢â¬ÅThere are a lot of forums online where fans are furious. TheyÃ¢â¬â¢re venting that anger and expressing themselves, and I just feel like, more power to youÃ¢â¬âget out there and express your opinionsÃ¢â¬Â¦ IÃ¢â¬â¢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, thatÃ¢â¬â¢s unacceptable.Ã¢â¬Â
TWO MORE PICTURES AFTER THE JUMP!