Evangeline Lilly dropped by the Lost Boys podcast to recall her time on Lost and for the most part, it sounds like she had a great experience filming in Hawaii. She even referred to the show as her "destiny." However, the actress revealed that she was asked to do a particular scene that made her feel uncomfortable, leading her to stand her ground against others like it.
"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 recalled, per Jezebel. "And I was mortified and I was trembling and when it finished, I was crying my eyes out and I had to go on do a very formidable, very strong scene thereafter."
The following season, Lilly was asked to take her clothes off again onscreen, but this time she put up a fight. Despite her objections, however, the actress lost out in the end and had to go through with the scene. But afterward, she vowed never to do that again.
"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. And 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," she said.
After standing up for herself like that, it's safe to say Lilly is even more badass than the formidable character she portrayed in the sci-fi drama. Cheers.
Lost executive producers J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse released a joint statement apologizing to Lilly, per the Independent.
"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," they said. "We have not yet connected with her, but remain deeply and sincerely sorry. No person should ever feel unsafe at work. Period."