By Saryn Chorney
In the new issue of Women's Health, Evangeline Lilly opens up about a variety of topics. Perhaps most shockingly, the "Lost" star says she could've been the next Angelina Jolie — if she wanted to. And she doesn't. Seriously!
"I haven't picked up on the opportunity to become a big movie star … I'm not full of s—, and this is who I really am. My producer Bryan Burk is always like, 'My God, the opportunities you have!' It frustrates him that they've given me this chance to become the next Angelina Jolie [and I haven't gone after it]. Sure, I'd love to be her, but just the [humanitarian] side."
Angelina Jolie. Evangeline Lilly. Well, their names are similar, and they're both pretty with really long hair. Read on and click through the photos, then decide for yourself, folks.
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"No one knows that woman; she's a complete ice queen, which is perfect. Why should she be any more? She doesn't owe us anything."
Is Evangeline trying to say Angelina should replace Tilda Swinton as the White Witch in "The Chronicles of Narnia"? Interesting!
On Stardom and Haters:
"That happens when you have a lot of good things in your life. In high school, people wanted to find the worst in me. I was a good student, I was good at soccer, I was vice president of the student council, I was a pretty girl. It was easy for people to look at me and say, 'F— you.' That's what happens in Hollywood. People are like, 'I want to hate you because everyone else seems to love you.' But the reality is this: I'm a simple person who's not interested in attention who just wants to go about my business."
And that handstand she's doing in a haute couture dress? Not for attention at all. Maybe she and Jessica Biel should hang out.
On Being "Lost" … and Found:
"I kind of didn't want it. I actually said, 'That seems like a really crap script.' Because we never saw the entire script, just little pieces. It was a plane crash on a desert island. I thought, 'Oh give me a break. A dramatic 'Gilligan's Island.' Turns out it was f—ing brilliant … [But] ultimately, acting is not my passion. It's my day job."
So, does Evangeline moonlight as an after-hours receptionist or something? Does she just really LOVE typing? We don't get it.
On Jack vs. Sawyer:
"All I want to know are the character arcs. Who's happy? Who's not? I'm not invested one way or the other. Matt and Josh are like my brothers. I love them, but I could never go there. It's like if you had two [brothers] and had to decide which of them you'd like to [do]."
Thanks for that incestuous imagery, Evangeline. Now we understand why you went for Dominic Monaghan instead. Sort of.
On Losing Her Dignity:
"All the time, every day. I'm the type of person who, when I'm in the jungle working with Matthew Fox, will just crouch beside a bush three feet away and take a pee."
Notice she didn't say Josh Holloway. I think we have our "Jack vs. Sawyer" answer here — finally!