Evangeline Lilly Reveals Horrific Injury She Got On The Set Of Lost All Because Of A ‘Misogynistic’ Stunt Coordinator!

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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.

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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.

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Contrary to his remark on set, Lilly was sure the moleskin wouldn’t have showed up on the screen. She explained:

“I felt it was him saying, ‘I’m going to put you in your place for standing up to me.’ It was either cow to his power or hurt myself. I was in my 20s then. Now, I would probably back down.”

Wow.

Sure, injuries are part of the job, but safety should always come first — most certainly before the male ego. Ick!

[Image via ABC.]

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