Marvel Star Evangeline Lilly Quits Acting Forever?! Shocking Reasons Revealed!

Evangeline Lilly, known for her role in Hollywood, is momentarily stepping away from the limelight.

The actress, who rose to fame after her breakthrough performance as Kate Austen in the popular drama “Lost,” revealed her temporary retreat from acting on a recent Instagram post. Lilly reposted an archived clip from “Lost” filmed in 2006, where she talks about her desire to retire from acting in a decade.

“It scares me to confess this to my fellow actors, but ideally I see myself as a retired actress in ten years,” she admits in the video. “I want to have a family, and perhaps engage in writing. Maybe I can impact people’s lives in a more humanitarian manner, which as most people now know, was my original intent before joining the show.”

“Today, I am filled with happiness and satisfaction as I realize my vision. I am incredibly grateful for my blessings,” Lilly expressed in the caption. “Stepping back from what appears to be the obvious choice (wealth and fame) can be intimidating at times, but embracing your life’s purpose replaces fear with fulfillment. I might return to Hollywood someday, but for now, I am where I am supposed to be.”

The actress who starred in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” paired her throwback clip with a video of the late poet Maya Angelou, advising people against becoming too complacent in their current lives and missing out on “other incredible things” — “perfectly echoing my sentiment about life,” Lilly noted.

Lilly has been on a break for the last three years since the filming of “Quantumania” concluded, she shared in a statement to Variety. “This respite from the industry has imparted a sense of fulfillment and joy.”

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“I might make a comeback tomorrow, or two years from now, or maybe never,” she added, “but currently, I am not actively seeking any roles in the industry and am not bound by any contractual obligations.”

She had initially planned to exit the industry after “Lost” ended in 2010, she informed the Hollywood Reporter in 2018. She had a child, settled into a serene life, and for two years, she did not receive any calls from Hollywood. Then, Peter Jackson reached out to her with an offer to cast her in “The Hobbit.”

“I was conflicted because I had genuinely retired. I believed I was done, but I really wanted to do the movie. The 13-year-old girl in me was excited, ‘I get to be a woodland elf? What?’” Eventually, she gave in — and was glad that she did.

“I had a fantastic time filming that movie,” Lilly explained. “Living in New Zealand for a year and being part of that family was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. That made me realize that this job can be enjoyable. It completely depends on your attitude towards it.”

When she received a call from Marvel shortly after, she stated, “I realized I needed to either draw a definitive line and say I’m done, or I needed to come to terms with it, find a way to be happy and pursue it in a manner that makes me feel comfortable and satisfied.”

Lilly chose the latter, going on to star in four Marvel films — including 2018’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” the first one to equally feature both a male and a female superhero.

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“Having portrayed mostly likeable characters, I found the idea of playing a character that might ruffle feathers and might be a bit difficult to digest, appealing,” Lilly shared with The Times in 2015. “She’s very serious, doesn’t cut Scott [Lang] any slack and can be quite grumpy. I liked that. It was a challenge for me, as I hadn’t played such a character before.”

Since filming “Quantumania,” Lilly told Variety that she has been focusing on humanitarian work and writing. She did not provide any further information about her future projects.

In 2014, she published the prequel to a children’s book series titled “The Squickerwonkers.” Two main titles were released in 2018, followed by a third in the subsequent year.

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