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J.J. Abrams and fellow Lost producers offer apology to Evangeline Lilly over partial nude scene

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Aug 4, 2018

Lost creators and producers J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, and Jack Bender issued an apology today, following the revelation that one of the show's stars, Evangeline Lilly, was coerced into performing a partially nude sequence.

“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,” says the joint statement published by Variety. “We have not yet connected with her, but remain deeply and sincerely sorry. No person should ever feel unsafe at work. Period.”

The actress opened up about the incredibly uncomfortable experience on The Lost Boys podcast and her refusal to go through it again during the following season. 

"I 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 stated. 

Lilly is currently enjoying the success of her role as Hope van Dyne (aka the Wasp) in Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and the Wasp, which has made over $400 million globally. In a recent interview with MTV International, she voiced her happiness over the fact that the over-sexualized parts of Hope's persona from the comics were not directly translated onto the screen.  

"I was so glad I wasn't in a miniskirt and a bustier," she said of her head-to-toe Wasp costume.