Evangeline Lilly Quote Of The Day

April 21st, 2006 // 25 Comments

“I cried myself to sleep wishing I was ugly because men leered and disrespected me.”

(Source: Ananova)

By Miu von Furstenberg
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  1. Mariana

    And yet her previous credit before “Lost” was a cheesy “party chat” line commercial. Yeah, it sucks to get leered at and catcalled, I hate it too, but beauty is power. She’s not on TV because she’s such a great thespian, so maybe it’s good her stupid-ass prayer wasn’t answered.

  2. maryanne29

    You should have prayed to be mute as well.

    What a vapid idiot!

  3. karmie

    So, is this the new thing in Hollywood now: complain about how beautiful you are…WTF.

  4. I think she sounds a little obnoxious, but I can see where she’s coming from — I have fake-looking, porn-star-caliber boobs, except that they happen to be real. I’d LOVE for them to go away, because I’m so sick of getting stared at. Anything tight-fitting is out of my league.

  5. Erin

    lol… “Waaaaaah I’m beautiful! Curse my good looks!”

    /rolls eyes

    Give me a break.

  6. Valeri

    Men do that to anyone, it doesn’t matter what a woman looks like they will take any piece they can get. And she will get her wish; age will make her as ugly as she is irritating. Then she can celebrate!

  7. get real

    She was probably referring to a time in her life whe she first grew into being a women. There is a certain time in some women’s lives when they first become beautiful and get a lot of unwanted attention from men. Often, this makes young women uncomfortable. I remember when I first got any attention from men and sometimes they say really vulgar things. Certainly, this isn’t positive attention.

    She probably wasn’t complaining about being a pretty woman. She was most likly complaining about the attention as a young woman.

    Way to read quotes of of context!

    I am sure you people who are hating on her aren’t very pretty and rather than think rationally, you just spew more negativity about people from your mouths. Sorry you didn’t get good genes, but there is no need to be a bitch about it.

  8. get real

    And with a quick search, the chicago tribune had an article with some journalistic credibility and published the quote along with it’s context:

    “Physical perfection has not always been fun for “Lost” lovely Evangeline Lilly.

    After she hit puberty, the girl who hung out with the boys became “something different,” Lilly tells the May issue of Elle. As a result of her blossoming womanhood, nasty rumors spread about her.

    “I spent many nights crying myself to sleep wishing I was ugly because of the way men leered and disrespected me, because they assumed things about my mental capacity or my physical willingness,” she says.”

    Miu, taking quotes out of conext is basically like lying about people (which you get paid for).

  9. Uhm, Yeah

    What a joke. It’s hard to even believe.

  10. Emma In London

    You girls are total idiots, whining about being too pretty…….oh do me a lemon! Don’t mind it when men buy you drinks (I know I certainly don’t), give up the faux humble and grow up

  11. Draya

    Wow, she is really getting annoying. Hope they kill her off on “Lost”.

  12. Silasdog

    Lily’s remarks were an attempt at expressing some humility, albeit phony humility; it was a juvenile effort in presenting her “humbleness.” She is spouting nothing but more hot air. If she doesn’t men “leering” at her, leave show biz and get a low profile job. Hey, are we supposed to believe she’s just an unassuming, babe-in-the woods, frightened and lost in the entertainment jungle? Give me a barf bag. No one reaches her level of exposure unless they love (and are addicted) to the attention & adulation. What a fraud she is.

  13. I know how she feels; my beauty is a curse as much as a blessing. ugh. You know, it really annoys me when beautiful people bitch about being beautiful… its like when i thin person in a room full of overweight peple moan about how hard it is being skinny… keep it to yourselves! no one cares or wants to hear it! even if it is genuine it comes across as obnoxious.
    http://celebrityreligion.typepad.com

  14. King Smart Ian

    I was cursed with an enormous penis, but you don’t hear me bitching about it

  15. Sarah

    The girl isn’t even that pretty!

  16. lola

    HA HA HA!!

    what i find so funny is how almost everyone who left a commment is trying to make themselves sound gorgeous-

    “oh, i can relate.”

    “i know how she feels.”

    PLEASE!

  17. Ron

    She has a face that would make a battle-ship take a dirt-road. To state the obvious, she’s a bit full of herself. Hag!!!! And I’m straight.

  18. Steph

    Oh please. This was no doubt taken totally out of context. Not everything is roses and sunshine all the time, even being attractive.

    And yes, some pple on the internet do happen to be attractive, and probably can relate. After all, there’s bound to be a pretty face in a sea of millions. Hardly a stretch.

  19. Steph

    That said, her body’s pretty fug. She’s hardly the embodiment of “physical perfection”.

  20. kikichanelconspiracy

    Steph -

    The quote was NOT taken out of context. It’s not like she said the ‘I cried myself to sleep at night because I wish I wasn’t so pretty.’ and then laughed it off, saying she was exaggerating/kidding.

    If she had done this, i.e. made the comment in jest, and Miu failed to report the disclaimer, than yeah, it would have been taken out of context, but that’s not what happened.

    I’m an Elle subscriber and when I read her whining about being so beautiful, all I could think was ‘Bitch, please. You’re no Angelina Jolie, you’re Charlize Theron.’ I think almost every women who reads a Socialite’s Life has gotten unwanted attention at some point in their life due to the way they look. I think that’s probably why there’s an overwhelming lack of sympathy for Ms. Lilly.

    Read the article for yourself, and come to your own conclusions, but I have to say after reading it, I thought Ms. Lilly was one odd duck.

    http://www.elle.com

  21. kikichanelconspiracy

    Oops. That should read “You’re not Angelina Jolie, you’re not Charlize Theron.”

  22. ShoeSlut

    Hey, babe… Would you get over yourself — you’re not even that good-looking. We know you need a team of ten to glam you up — we’ve seen your candid shots of your quarterback bod and Britney feet…

  23. horndog

    does anyone know where to find caroline ?

  24. Jessie

    Oh my god! Girls are bitches! If she’d bragged about being pretty, you’d be pissy. She expressed what we can all only take as a sincere comment because we don’t know jack squat about her, and you’re all pissy! Leave it alone. I’m sure we’ve all felt like we didn’t belong. I like her and I like that she doesn’t spout the same tired crap as most actresses.

  25. famousto0

    shes not even all that great.. dumb 1

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