Evangeline Lilly shares hilarious story of when she was mistaken for Julia Roberts

By Meaghan Wray

Evangeline Lilly has come a long way since her lead part in the TV show Lost! Now starring in the buzzy role as The Wasp in Ant-Man and the Wasp, the Canada’s Most Beautiful listee has been busy as a bee traveling the world to promote her new film. And while en route to Los Angeles, she got the ultimate compliment by being mistaken for Julia Roberts, she told Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday (June 20).

On top of the excitement of having recently visited Taiwan and gotten to taste all of the amazing food (her favourite: mango ice cream), the Canadian star recounted how a woman stopped her and said, “’I’m so sorry! For a minute, I thought you were Julia Roberts and I was so excited! Do you know that you look just like Julia Roberts?’ I was like, ‘Wow, that’s an incredible compliment, thank you so much,’” she told the talk show host with a laugh.

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While she admitted that the 80-year-old acting and modelling scout made a solid effort trying to convince her to consider a modeling career, Evangeline had to decline. “Eventually, I just had to tell her outright, ‘I’m sorry, I’m just not interested in that industry.” She’s an actress and she’s here to stay!

Though the 38-year-old was bouncing between continents, the doting mother, of course, made time to stop at home to care for her 2-year-old son, who was sick while she was away. She also revealed that she loves to bring her eldest son, seven-year-old Kahekili, to set while filming, and that it warms her heart to see him so excited by her Avengers character. “He turns around and says, ‘Look at me guys, I’m The Wasp,’ and I had this moment of, not only as a mother being supremely proud that my child was pretending to be me, but that my son, a little boy, was pretending to be a female superhero.”

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