JJ Abrams and Lost producers apologise to Evangeline Lilly following her comments about filming experience

In response to actress Evangeline Lilly’s negative comments about filming Lost, four of the show’s production team have made a joint statement.

JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse and Jack Bender all worked on ABC’s drama series, on which Lilly played the character Kate Austen.

The group issued a statement obtained by Entertainment Tonight, which read: “Our response to Evie’s comments in the media was to immediately reach out to her to profoundly apologise for the experience she detailed while working on Lost.

“We have not yet connected with her, but remain deeply and sincerely sorry. No person should ever feel unsafe at work. Period.”

Lilly, whose latest work is starring as the Wasp in Ant-Man and the Wasp, has previously discussed her emotionally bruising experience on set of the series, which ran from 2004 until 2010.

“In season 3, I’d had a bad experience on set with being basically cornered into doing a scene partially naked, and I felt I had no choice in the matter,” she said. “I was mortified and I was trembling, and when it finished I was crying my eyes out and had to go on and do another very formidable and strong scene immediately after.”

She continued: “So in season 4, another scene came up where Kate was undressing and I fought very hard to have that scene be under my control, and I failed to control it again. So, I said. ‘That’s it – no more… I will never take my clothes off on this show again’ – and I didn’t.”

Lilly is next expected to appear in the sequel to Infinity War next year.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is out now in the UK and US. Book tickets here.

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