EntertainmentEvangeline Lilly steps back from Hollywood for new life chapter

Evangeline Lilly steps back from Hollywood for new life chapter

Evangeline Lilly is quitting acting.
Evangeline Lilly is quitting acting.
Images source: © Getty Images | 2023 Jun Sato

12:52 PM EDT, June 5, 2024

Evangeline Lilly won the hearts of viewers with her performances in the series "Lost" and movies from the "Hobbit" and "Ant-Man" series. The actress stated that she had had enough of life in Hollywood and was deciding to retire, at least temporarily.

Evangeline Lilly wrote an official statement on Instagram expressing her readiness to stop working as an actress, at least for a while. This information is surprising, considering Lilly will celebrate her 45th birthday this year.

Evangeline Lilly is quitting acting

The star explained that sometimes, walking away from something that seems like an easy choice can bring fear and uncertainty. Still believing in Hindu dharma, this fear eventually transforms into fulfilment.

- 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 fulfilment. 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 - wrote Lilly.

Lilly decided to add a video that was recorded on the set of "Lost" around 2006. In it, the actress responded to where she sees herself in 10 years.

Talking about where she’d like to see herself in 10 years, a smiling Lilly said she’d "like to be a retired actress" and "have a family," as well as be a writer, while at the same time focusing on "influencing people’s lives in a humanitarian way."

In this video, we also see a segment with the poet Maya Angelou, who discusses death by saying that since you know this great unknown is coming, maybe it's time to do other great things. This sentence seems to perfectly capture what Lilly now feels.

Evangeline Lilly - most popular movies and series with the actress

Throughout her several-decade-long career, Lilly not only participated in the aforementioned "Lost", one of the most popular television productions of the early 21st century, but also starred in major box office hits.

She has starred in the critically acclaimed The Hurt Locker, Real Steel with Hugh Jackman, two installments of the Hobbit movies, and several MCU films, including the Ant-Man trilogy and Avengers: Endgame.

Related content