Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly claims she was not familiar with whom Harry Styles was when she saw him in Marvel’s “Eternals.”
Although the “Watermelon Sugar” singer is super famous, Lilly pointed out that she didn’t know what he looked like and thought he was a random actor getting his big break.
The “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” actress may not have been familiar with Styles, but she is friends with Hugh Jackman but apparently declined his request to appear in an “X-Men” movie.
Evangeline Lilly didn’t know who Harry Styles was
Lilly recently opened up about her ignorance of who Harry Styles was after seeing him make an appearance in “Eternals.”
According to InsiderThe “Real Steel” actress, in an interview with IGV Presents, explained that when she saw Styles in the movie, she thought he was just a random actor trying to get his big moment even though the singer was already pretty famous at the time.
Styles played Starfox in the film, which also featured celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Barry Keoghan and Lauren Ridloff.
Lilly, 43, went on to point out that when she saw Styles’ performance in the film, she asked who “that kid” was, noting that they were going to be very successful.
“I have to say, at the end of ‘Eternals,’ when that guy walked into the ship in the credits,” she explained before being interrupted by her co-star Kathryn Newton and the interviewer, who pointed out that “that guy” was Harry Styles.
“Well, for me it was ‘that guy,’ and I was like, ‘Who is that kid because he’s going to be really successful. He’s got some serious mojo,'” Lilly shared. “Swear to God. I thought, “He’s going to be a big star.” That’s what I thought to myself.”
Evangeline Lilly and Harry Styles Marvel movies
One thing Lilly and Styles have in common is that their names are written on the list of two of Marvel’s lowest-rated movies to date.
According to Insider“Ant-Man and the wasp: Quantumania,” in which Lilly starred as Hope Vandyne or the Wasp, received the worst review since “Eternals,” which featured Styles.
The film scored a paltry 48% on Rotten Tomatoes as of Friday, despite being a highly anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
“Eternals,” which featured Styles, didn’t fare much better either, earning a 47% Rotten Tomatoes critics score.
Insider noted that the film was “funny” but “clumsy”, adding that the script “struggles to keep things flowing in a way that doesn’t give the audience whiplash.”
Evangeline Lilly turned down Hugh Jackman’s request
Although Squickerwonkers The writer may not be familiar with Harry Styles, she was very aware of who Hugh Jackman was when he offered her the chance to work on “X-Men”, which Lilly turned down.
While they appear on Happy Sad Confused Podcast, Lilly revealed that Jackman had personally pitched the opening to her while they were both working on “Real Steel” in 2011.
“He was like, ‘Hey, so, the X-Men guys are asking me if I’d approach you because they know you’re not going to talk to anybody,'” she explained. “They knew I was working with you and were interested of knowing if you’d ever be interested in doing an X-Men thing.”
Lilly then pointed out that she blatantly turned down the offer to his face, explaining that she didn’t like superhero movies at the time, which made her feel like she was being rude to the “Logan” star.She almost turned down ‘Ant-Man’