Evangeline Lilly Discusses Traumatic Experience Filming Nude ‘Lost’ Scene, Show’s Producers Apologize
Last week, Evangeline Lilly opened up in an interview about her time on ABC’s Lost, detailing how she felt she was “cornered” into performing scenes on the show partially naked despite her reluctance to. Now, the producers behind the show have offered their apologies to the actress.
LOST PRODUCERS APOLOGIZE TO EVANGELINE LILLY
J.J. Abrams, Carlton Cuse, Jack Bender and Damon Lindelof jointly released a statement in response to Lilly, saying, “Our response to Evie’s comments this morning in the media was to immediately reach out to her to profoundly apologize for the experience she detailed while working on Lost. We have not yet connected with her, but remain deeply and sincerely sorry. No person should ever feel unsafe at work. Period.”
The Ant-Man and the Wasp heroine has yet to respond to her former colleagues’ apology. During her recent interview on The Lost Boys podcast, Lilly discussed her negative experiences on Lost, explaining how she was coerced into filming scenes partially nude during the drama’s third and fourth seasons.
“In Season 3, I’d had a bad experience on set with being basically cornered into doing a scene partially naked, and I felt had no choice in the matter,” Lilly confessed. “And I was mortified and I was trembling when it finished. I was crying my eyes out, and I had to go and do a very formidable, very strong scene thereafter.”
See continued, adding how the issue came up again in the subsequent season. “In Season 4, another scene came up where Kate was undressing and I fought very hard to have that scene be under my control. And I failed to control it again. So I then said, ‘That’s it, no more. You can write whatever you want — I won’t do it. I will never take my clothes off on this show again.’ And I didn’t.”