Evangeline Lilly says ‘Wasp’ costume took months to perfect but made her ‘feel damn sexy’
Evangeline Lilly loves the super-suit she gets to flex as budding (and shrinking) crimefighter Hope van Dyne in the upcoming sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp.
But getting the Wasp suit to a place she felt comfortable with, in terms of its coziness and practicality and of the way it presented her as the in-the-flesh representation of Marvel’s storied comic book character, took months of painstaking — and occasionally painful — adjustments by the film’s costume and wardrobe teams.
“I was nervous about the suit because of two reasons,” Lilly told Yahoo Entertainment on a soundstage at the Pinewood Atlanta Studios set. “One, they’re obviously restrictive and uncomfortable. But two,” Lilly paused, then took a deep breath: “Living up to the comic book images of female superhero characters, who all are even more outstanding-looking than Barbie, even more impossible to mimic than Barbie, they have, like, 12-inch waists and 45-inch busts and legs as long as me from head to toe. It was a nerve-wracking thing to consider.
“Sure, when it’s a digital version of me, they can make her look however they want. But I actually have to stand in front of a camera in that suit and somehow live up to all of the girls’ and boys’ fantasies about what Wasp should look like.”
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