Levelheaded and unimpressed with stardom, Evangeline Lilly rose to overnight fame as Kate Austen on the television phenomenon, "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010). An unlikely actress to begin with - she cared mo...
Even though Us Weekly caught Evangeline Lilly walking around in Hawaii on Thursday with a pretty substantial baby bump, Lilly's representative had no comment on the matter. There's no word on when the baby is due, but it will be both Lilly and her production assistant boyfriend Norman Kali's first child. About a year ago, Lilly told New York Magazine that even though she was really sad that Lost was ending, she was very excited about her future: "I obviously can't speak for the rest of the cast but...people are excited to try on the next chapter of their lives. This show is all-encompassing. We have had very little experience outside of the show during the last six years because it's just so demanding; it requires so much of us. So, it's exciting to have your freedom back, essentially." I think at this point, it's pretty clear how exciting it was.
Source: Us Weekly
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"I wrote a children's story called the Squicker Walkers. Never attempted (to publish) it. Maybe now I'll try and publish it." LOST star EVANGELINE LILLY is contemplating marketing herself as a kids' author now the hit TV show has ended. The actress has already carved out a career for herself as a writer and began work on her third novel last year (09).
Production on the final series wrapped earlier this year (10) and the stars are preparing to leave Hawaii, where the show was filmed, for good.
But Lilly will have her own personal memento to take home with her - 28-year-old production worker Norman Kali.
A source tells the National Enquirer, "Lost certainly has been very good for Evie's love life."
The actress, 30, previously dated co-star Dominic Monaghan but their romance ended, after three years, in 2007.
The insider adds, "Her romance with Dominic was red-hot for a long time, and they've still managed to remain friends...
"Norman's everything Evie wants. He's handsome, strong and buff. He loves the outdoors and has a great sense of humour."
Lilly isn't Kali's only actress love - he once dated House star Lisa Edelstein.
Lilly recently stunned fans by revealing she may quit acting once the desert island drama ends this month (May10) because she's "not passionate" about her career.
But the actress has backtracked on her plans to take a break, and signed on to star in the sci-fi drama, which features Spielberg as a co-executive producer.
The TV star will play a friend of Aussie hunk Hugh Jackman's character, a former boxer who teams up with his long-lost son to train a robot for a championship fight.
And she will have a familiar face on set - Lilly's The Hurt Locker co-star Anthony Mackie has also landed a role as a boxing promoter, reports Daily Variety.
Real Steel is set for release in November 2011.
Lilly recently left fans stunned after revealing she may quit acting once the desert island drama ends this month (May10) because she's "not passionate" about her career.
And she owes the breakthrough role as leading survivor Kate Austen to a friend who gave her advice to be more bold - because she had spent "five years being a wallflower" before the audition.
She explains, "This was my first speaking role in film or television. It was a psychological experiment to put myself out in the world, and be bold, and be brave, and try new things, and go where no man had gone before, more than an attempt to become an actress.
"I was auditioning to exercise muscles of confidence. I had my first audition in January 2004 and in March 2004 I was in Hawaii filming the pilot of Lost."
"I think it's a little out of control. I had to have a lock box attached to my house so they could deliver my script." LOST star EVANGELINE LILLY thinks her TV bosses went overboard in a bid to keep the hit U.S. show's twisted storylines a secret.
"Evie (Evangeline Lilly) threw a huge party the week before we finished... Jimmy Buffett crashed it. It was kinda odd... (but) he's island-themed too... There's always a lot of musicians (who are fans). I just signed a Hurley doll to Marilyn Manson." LOST star JORGE GARCIA on the show's famous fans.
The actress, who also appears in Oscars favourite The Hurt Locker, admits she wants to "drop off the radar" when the show ends - and she might not return to Hollywood.
She insists she definitely won't be planning any more acting roles for the foreseeable future.
She tells Eonline.com, "Acting is something I appreciate, and I think it's been an amazing experience, but I'm not passionate about acting the way you probably should be to call yourself an actor.
"I want to have some quiet space... and enjoy a little bit of normalcy again (before deciding what's next)."
Lilly reveals that her first priority will be to take part in charity work in Rwanda.
The show, which focuses on a group of plane crash survivors stranded on a desert island, has become a sensation in the U.S. but is set to conclude this year (10) at the end of the sixth season because TV bosses have "run out of ideas" for plotlines.
But fans proved they are still devoted to the show, queueing for up to 12 hours before Saturday (30Jan10) night's event to catch a glimpse of the episode and their favourite stars including Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Josh Holloway and Daniel Dae Kim.
Fans sat on beach towels and lawn chairs on Waikiki Beach to watch the show, which airs in America on Tuesday night (02Feb10).
Kim called the event "humbling, outrageous and a lot of fun".
Breakthrough role as the beautiful but mysterious criminal Kate Austen on the ABC drama "Lost"; earned a Golden Globe (2007) nomination for Best Actress in a Television Drama
Appeared in the ABC miniseries "Kingdom Hospital," written and produced by Stephen King
Signed with Ford Modeling Agency to help pay for her college tuition
Cast in a supporting role in the Oscar-winning drama "The Hurt Locker"
Nominated for the 2010 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Played a party guest on an episode of "Tru Calling" (Fox)
Co-starred opposite Hugh Jackman in the robot-boxing drama "Real Steel"
Levelheaded and unimpressed with stardom, Evangeline Lilly rose to overnight fame as Kate Austen on the television phenomenon, "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010). An unlikely actress to begin with - she cared more about humanitarian work and only pursued modeling and acting to pay her college tuition - the Canadian Lilly leveraged her TV superstardom into small roles in important films like the Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker" (2009) and enjoyed the freedom to pursue her own writing and charitable interests. Fans of the socially-conscious globetrotter applauded her commitment to an active, engaged life off camera - including a longtime relationship with "Lost" co-star Dominic Monaghan - but also hoped she would find time to work in the occasional acting role, as the actress remained a charismatic onscreen presence.
Met in 2004 while filming the ABC series "Lost"; Made first public appearance as a couple in 2005; Split in 2007, following Monaghan's departure from "Lost"; Couple reportedly reunited in 2008; Split in 2009
University of British Columbia
Lilly founded (and ran) a world development and human rights committee at the University of British Columbia.
"She's amazing. Stepping into the lead of a show with no experience? Her poise and confidence are remarkable." – "Lost" co-star Matthew Fox on Lilly Rolling Stone magazine, October 2005
"Hang on tight. The first year I felt like I was on one of those kicking-bull machines and you're just hanging on for life, hoping you don't get spit out the other side with a broken neck and six limbs missing – even if we only have four." – Lilly on how to survive a hit show like "Lost," to Los Angeles magazine, April 2006
"Hollywood is the Sodom and Gomorrah of today. It's a world I avoid because it's destroying our culture." – Lilly to U.K. Glamour, August 2006