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You know, I don't want to be an endless source of negativity and actress bashing, but ...

This is from Sept. 9. I haven't seen it posted anywhere else but came across it going through my stack of newspapers.

EVANGELINE LILLY
The sexy castaway of the ABC hit Lost reveals her rebel side.

Are you ever a "bad girl" like your character, Kate?
When someone treats me just as a pretty girl, that's when the razors come out.

So you've got her tomboy factor going on?
I once broke open a guy's lip for touching my [rear]! I also challenged [co-star] Matthew Fox to a push-up contest. I said, 'If you're gonna be my hero on the show, prove you can be."

(And that, ladies and gentleman, is where I decided that I just don't like her. I mean, WTF?? For one thing, he's an established star, he's the star of the show and you're a newcomer and should be grateful for the job. That just really rubbed me the wrong way. Plus, dude, he can act circles around you in his sleep. Shut. The. Fuck. Up. Maybe it was meant to be playful or something? Even so....)

Who won?
By the skin of his teeth, he did.

Kate has a criminal background. What's your worst crime?
That I've been caught for? [Laughs] I'm a terrible, terrible driver. I try to take the high road with cops, but once I drove through a police roadblock. They were on foot, so I was able to get away.

For real? Have you told that story before?
I haven't. I keep it under wraps in case one of the cops remembers.

Any embarrassing moments for you on the new Lost DVD?
The most humiliating thing is, they've put our auditions tapes on it. For mine, they kept the camera rolling even when I wasn't acting. It's, like, me trying to schmooze the producers into giving me the job.

So you've watched it?
I'm terrified to.


(What happened to her 'I'm a missionary and it's wrong to take off your clothes' persona? Suddenly she's a badass? Who punches guys and challenges costars and outruns the police? I know different interviews have different slants but this ... seems odd to me.)

It's this, coupled with this interview where she went to Rwanda, of all places, for some R&R just makes me not like her anymore.

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snellios
Sep. 22nd, 2005 06:37 am (UTC)
Her Rolling Sone interview went live, yesterday night, just in case you havent read it!
halfdutch
Sep. 22nd, 2005 06:39 am (UTC)
Thanks, Snel. I'm hearing she doesn't come off too well in it.

eponine119
Sep. 22nd, 2005 06:43 am (UTC)
Ugh.

I'd be inclined to give her a pass because she's young and inexperienced and doesn't know how to give a decent interview, but...she's 26. She's old enough to know better.
halfdutch
Sep. 22nd, 2005 06:46 am (UTC)
Thank you! Agreed!

Someone was just going on about how she comes off badly in interviews, like on Letterman a while back, when he asked if she ever called Live Links herself (that dating service she used to do ads for), she said, 'Do I look like I need a date?' So, yeah, Evi. You're awful damn full of yourself, aren't you? I mean, there's a way to say things like that and get away with them because you're *joking* but I don't think she is.


rogueapprentice
Sep. 22nd, 2005 07:02 am (UTC)
Plus, dude, he can act circles around you in his sleep. Shut. The. Fuck. Up.

WORD.
halfdutch
Sep. 22nd, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
You said it! ;-D
philomel
Sep. 22nd, 2005 08:12 am (UTC)
The Rwanda thing--which is also in the RS interview--seems rather pretentious to me too. But then, the Beatles going to India can be seen that way as well, only I never questioned them. (And, no, I am so not comparing her to the Beatles. I like her, but there are limits!)

I read the push-up comment as completely sarcastic. Pissing contest like. In fact, I can hear the exact tone I imagine she used in my head each time I've read that. Not a real challenge, therefore not a character attack.

She's mentioned numerous times that she was really a goody-goody and very cloistered throughout most her teenage years. I suspect she's just now finally starting to enjoy her youth, so it's coming out a little erratically, especially given her newfound resources for doing so. And she has admitted to being hypocritical, which I kind of admire as I believe it's human nature to be hypocritical (but most people won't admit to it).

I'm not trying to argue, just saying how I read things here. The Letterman interview was mentioned in comments... that irritated me too. I don't know if she's being humorous but doesn't have the flair for expressing it/communicating it properly or what. I could see Dom saying something like that and it being nothing but self-deprecating sarcasm. But then he's atypically beautiful (IMHO) and she's much more typically attractive. It makes a difference.
arabella_hope
Sep. 22nd, 2005 12:12 pm (UTC)
you know what I just sorta thought reading this? If she did go and do missionary work (though it didn't sound like it was for long), maybe that's why she wanted to go to Rwanda...keep the fame from going to her head, 'cuz it seems that it might have, even now.
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mysticxf
Sep. 22nd, 2005 11:20 am (UTC)
I think the media has a way with word play when they're tired of the "boring" story. She's also got a weird sense of life in general.
halfdutch
Sep. 22nd, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC)
She is an odd duck.
arabella_hope
Sep. 22nd, 2005 12:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, now I feel bad. (What happened to her 'I'm a missionary and it's wrong to take off your clothes' persona? Suddenly she's a badass?

I rock at making excuses for people. I, in this case, blame Dom. It's like, 'keep us under wraps, but be more interesting baby. Tell 'em what they wanna hear.' Plus, she's just not super media savy yet.

And I'm sure the Foxy thing was meant to be playful. We also have all this sweet Maggie press coming out and juxtaposing it, making us go, "Oooo, bad Evi!" She's just inexperienced, though it is completely possible that all the "top 2 most beautiful women on TV stuff" has gone to her head. It damn well would have got to mine!
halfdutch
Sep. 22nd, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC)
It does seem like fame has gone to her head. Maybe she's trying to shake up her image but it's not coming off well. At all.

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inthekeyofd
Sep. 22nd, 2005 12:44 pm (UTC)
Who in the HELL would challenge Matthew Fox (the one you know with all the ACTING EXPERIENCE AND ESTABLISHED CAREER) to a push-up challenge..it's a freakin' role, not real life, I wouldn't care how many he could do.

*but I really wouldn't mind watching him do them if you know he decided that he just had to* : )
halfdutch
Sep. 22nd, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
She should show some fucking gratitude, you know? Like Josh does. I just can't believe the things that come out of her mouth when she should just be glad she has an acting job at all.



ficangel
Sep. 22nd, 2005 01:01 pm (UTC)
*cringes* Well, she's young and in the spotlight for the first time. Maybe she'll grow out of it.
halfdutch
Sep. 22nd, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
She's not *that* young. If she were 19 or something, maybe. But at age 26, you should be a functioning adult with a sense of what's appropriate and what isn't.
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kidsrlikedogs
Sep. 22nd, 2005 01:14 pm (UTC)
And I thought I was the only one reacting this way to some of Evi's comments! Glad to know I'm not alone in this. On many forums, even mentioning these odd behaviors and comments will bring on an immediate attack.

One that caught my attention was the comment she made in the Rolling Stone article about doing things to get Matt's attention (like eating slugs) and Matt just looking at her and saying something to the effect of, "Evi, you're really weird, you know". It was strange.

Basically, I feel she should express a bit more gratitude and respect for how lucky she is, given the incredibly experienced and talented actors/actresses she's working with on the show. Just my 2 cents. *shrug*
halfdutch
Sep. 22nd, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC)
Well, someone else started me off on this line of thought yesterday by pointing out some of her more off-the-wall comments and then I read that interview and yeah, get over yourself, woman.

Basically, I feel she should express a bit more gratitude and respect for how lucky she is, given the incredibly experienced and talented actors/actresses she's working with on the show.

ABSOLUTELY! She doesn't seem the least bit grateful or realize how damn lucky she is to be on a hit show with no experience.
foxxcub
Sep. 22nd, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
Don't kill me, babe, but I read that as her trying to be funny. She was probably just goofing off with Foxy and told him to do that. I don't see that as her being a diva, to be honest. I can definitely see where you'd get that, but I don't think she's being a bitch. At least, not on purpose. :P
foxxcub
Sep. 22nd, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC)
And even if she IS trying to get Foxy's attention, we all know she can't beat Josh in that department. XD
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iamalreadyinuse
Sep. 22nd, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC)
Dude, you've seen the light. I'm glad more people are realizing how fucked up this girl really is. The Rollingstone interview wasn't just weird cuz of the content (admitting that she'd go bareass for 20 bucks) but also cuz it proves she's got a split personality (sunday school misionary christian who goes bare ass for 20 bucks. Not to mention her stripping her shirt off in front of the male interviewer after telling the world she didn't like her little bathing scene during the pilot).
But her on air apperances are way more laughable. :)
halfdutch
Sep. 22nd, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
Wow, I didn't even know about the rest of this. She is messed up! I wonder if there's something going on there. Really. Dr. Drew would have a field day with her. That girl ain't right.



crystalkirk
Sep. 22nd, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
"If you're gonna be my hero on the show, prove you can be."

Does this mean TOQ is gonna have to do this little test now too? Gah.

What gets me, is that if told correctly, this could be a really cute anecdote, ya know? You said it was perhaps supposed to be "playful" and I could see how that might have been the intent. I mean, think if Josh was telling a similiar story. Or Jorge. Or, hell, Dom. Or even Maggie. I've heard her talk about being "one of guys" with the cast. So, it'd probably have a hilarious spin, and we'd all giggle at the cute silliness. Because it would probably appear to be all in fun and friendly jest. BUT the way it comes across here? Like he owes her something. Which we all know he doesn't. You called it right. Combined with the rest of the answers given, it does rub a person the wrong way.

Plus, dude, he can act circles around you in his sleep. Shut. The. Fuck. Up.

Good call. If she keeps coming across like this, what she'll need is a good dose of "Shut the fuck up!" by Dr. Denis Leary. "Shut the fuck up! NEXT!" Heh.
halfdutch
Sep. 22nd, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
Does this mean TOQ is gonna have to do this little test now too? Gah.

Bwaha!

I think that anecdote was meant to come off as cute and she was being pressed for her most extreme "bad girl" moments but instead it comes off as really arrogant. He absolutely does not owe HER anything. Of all people. Sheesh. I'm getting an uncomfortable Evi/Kate mixup going on. Because she just needs to follow the leader, ie, Foxy or Jack! There's a reason why the actor and the character are in a position of trust and authority, ya know? Anyway, that's my read.

Oh my! We should let Denis loose on her. She'd be hamburger by the time he's done! ;-D
missdarksoul
Sep. 22nd, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
that reminds me of a degrassi actor who wanted to do a bad ass image for her music career os she can call herself 'punk' lets hope thats not what she wants to do. maybe she has an evil twin? seems odd isn't she also really reloguis, um etheir catholic or christain? well she said she'd bring her bible to a deserted island and now she's out running police?
halfdutch
Sep. 22nd, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
Well, I guess we're supposed to think she's complicated. :-/
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uscdreamr
Sep. 22nd, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
Her publicist must be about ready to shoot her. Seriously.
halfdutch
Sep. 26th, 2005 05:00 am (UTC)
Heh. Yeah. If she ever needs another job, she might want to polish up those interview skills. ;-D
desertskies
Sep. 22nd, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
[So you've got her tomboy factor going on?
I once broke open a guy's lip for touching my [rear]! I also challenged [co-star] Matthew Fox to a push-up contest. I said, 'If you're gonna be my hero on the show, prove you can be." ]

I told my husband, who is a big Evie fan, about this interview and he was like "screw her I don't like her anymore." I totally agree. I've never been a huge Kate fan anyhow so it didn't really effect the way I felt about the character. If her problem is she doesn't interview well then she needs to get a publisist who can help her because she is just going to piss people off with her "she's all that" attitude.



halfdutch
Sep. 26th, 2005 05:03 am (UTC)
She could definitely come across as more humble and grateful. Maybe it's all a lie when actors seem that way (a la Josh although in his case he seems so sincere *fangirls him*) but I also think, as a totally green newcomer who has a lot to learn, she has a long way to go before she's entitled to act so cocky. If, in fact, that's ever a good idea.

And it's not helping foster the Kate love any so far this season! At least it's good to know that Evie objects to those 'Kate stares mournfully at the sea' scenes as much as we do.

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