Why One Lost Star Cringed While Watching Early Seasons
Evangeline Lilly, who played Kate Austen on "Lost," said she couldn't watch previous seasons of the series without cringing at her performance.
Evangeline Lilly, who played Kate Austen on Lost, explains why she's still cringing after watching previous seasons of the series. Created by J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, and Jeffrey Lieber, Lost is a science fiction series that aired from 2004 to 2010. The critically acclaimed series follows survivors of an airliner crash on a mysterious island and is known for its use of flashbacks, flashbacks, and "flash-sideways" alternate timelines. Although "Lost" only ran for six seasons, it had a lasting impact on genre television and pop culture in general.
In an interview with the Happy Sad Confused podcast, "Lost" star Evangeline Lilly stated that re-watching previous seasons of the show made her cringe.
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When Lost season 3 aired, her opinion changed for one reason. Read Lily's full review below:
"We would have LOST parties where the cast would get together to watch the show, and when it would be a Kate-centric episode, I would wanna curl in a hole and die, 'cause I knew I was bad. And I still to this day will stand by the fact that I can watch the first couple seasons and I cringe, because I'm not very good. And I do feel like season three was a turning point, where I went from 'panicked, figure it out, just shoot from the hip, feel it, go with my gut,' to 'I hate this, I don't wanna do this, get me out of here,' to 'oh, I guess if I'm here, I'm stuck, and I'm gonna stay, I should figure it out.' And that was in season three. And I started to actually try to learn my craft."
How Lost Impacted Evangeline Lilly's Career
Although Lily started acting as early as 2002 at the age of 23, it wasn't until she starred in Lost that her career took off. Lost was Lily's first major role and her first series regular. While Lilly cringed at her work in previous seasons of the series, Lost is a very She was a stepping stone early in her career, and she's far from the only celebrity looking back awkwardly on their early work.
Despite Lily's self-deprecating opinions about her performance, her performance as Kate has received much praise, making Kate one of the longest-running and most engaging characters in the series. When Lost ended in 2010, Lily began working in major film franchises, and from 2013 she played Tauriel in the Hobbit trilogy. In 2015, she continued her role as Hope Van Dyne in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a role she reprises in the new film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum of Madness.
While Lilly may not look back fondly on the early seasons of Lost, it remains a huge part of pop culture. The series' ratings began to decline in later seasons, as many felt that Lost had become too confusing and unnecessarily complicated. Seasons 1 and 2 had the highest ratings. As much as Lilly cringed at her initial performance, there's no question that she wouldn't be the household name she is today if she hadn't been through the early seasons of Lost.
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