Evangeline Lilly almost quit acting after Real Steel
Los Angeles: Actor Evangeline Lilly has said that she thought about quitting acting after the film Real Steel.
The actor rose to prominence with TV show 'Lost' where she played the role of Kate Austen across six seasons.
She later starred in films such as Hugh Jackman's Real Steel and The Hurt Locker.
Recalling her "unique journey" in Hollywood, Lilly said she felt "uncomfortable" with stardom she received for 'Lost' and had planned to take a sabbatical after completing Real Steel.
"I did a film called 'Real Steel' with Hugh Jackman and then I walked away. I said, 'I'm done, I'm never doing this again.' I had a baby, I was writing scripts, I had a quiet little life, and two years later and I mean, throughout those two years, I had no contact with Hollywood at all," the actor told The Hollywood Reporter.
"And I was so torn because I had genuinely retired, I thought I was done, but I really wanted to do the movie," she added.
The actor said she had once again planned to take a sabbatical from acting but she was offered Ant Man by the Marvel Studios.