Evangeline Lilly felt the nasty cuts of misogyny first hand when she was performing a stunt on Lost years ago.
During a Wednesday panel about women in the stunt business, the Ant-Man and the Wasp star claimed a power-tripping stunt coordinator on the ABC series intentionally got her injured after she defied his wish to have a stunt double perform the stunt.
The stunt in question saw Lilly’s character Kate falling down a tree and holding on to a branch. After insisting on performing the stunt herself, Lilly said she requested to have anti-abrasion moleskin wrapped around her forearms for protection — but the “misogynistic” stunt coordinator said it would be seen on camera.
So she did the stunt bare-armed, over and over again. Each time, more of her skin was ripped off by the rough tree bark. New Skin — a liquid bandage brand — was painfully applied to her wounds after each take.
The ending damage, Lilly recalled, looked quite monstrous:
“There were open wounds, pus-y and oozing. I looked like a mutant. My mom said, ‘You’ll never be able to wear an evening gown again!'”
To this day, Lilly believes the nasty injury was punishment for going against the coordinator.