Ant-Man And The Wasp star Evangeline Lilly said she went through a 'dark time' during early days of fame
Evangeline Lilly went through a 'pretty dark time' after making it in Hollywood.
The Ant-Man And The Wasp star admits she was 'never enamored' by fame but decided the best way to tackle it was to 'embrace all the things that made me uncomfortable.'
The brunette beauty told People magazine: 'I was never enamored by the idea of fame ... [I went through] a pretty dark time. I had to make peace [with Hollywood] and embrace all the things that made me uncomfortable. I had to find a place in which I could be happy. And now I very much am.'
Bad time at one point: Evangeline Lilly, 38, went through a 'pretty dark time' with fame she told People on Monday. She is seen in LA in June
Meanwhile, the 38-year-old actress previously confessed she would love to be 'idolised' by children.
She said: 'When I pick a role, one of the things that I aspire to is that somebody's parent will come up to me after the film has come out and say, "My daughter idolises that character. You're her hero."'
The Lost vet added, 'That's what we aim for, especially in this brand. We're in the business of making heroes.'
'That's what we aim for': Meanwhile, the former Lost star previously confessed she would love to be 'idolised' by children
Rooting for her: Evangeline, who plays Hope Van Dyne/Wasp, says that 'there is a lot of excitement from female audiences about this character, in general'
Lilly also said, 'I think there is a lot of excitement from female audiences about this character, in general, and about the fact that Marvel are really, really taking female characters very seriously.
'Looking at their line-up, you can see that they have great intentions.
'And as a woman who came into a predominantly male film, I had a great time working with (director) Peyton (Reed) and the producers on this character because I could see a hunger in them to really, really do right by Hope and by their female fans and by the female audience.'
She is now working on an Avengers movie with Josh Brolin.
Big show: She came to fame with TV's Lost. Seen here with Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jorge Garcia, Naveen Andrews, Josh Holloway, Matthew Fox, Yunjin Kim, Dominic Monaghan, Daniel Dae Kim, Emilie de Ravin, Terry O Quinn, Henry Ian Cusick and Michael Emerson