Ant-Man star Evangeline Lilly rips her male Marvel co-stars for complaining about super suits
Don’t whinge about your super-suit chafing when you’re around Evangeline Lilly, because you’ll get pretty short shrift.
She’s slammed her male co-stars for complaining over looking good at the expense of comfort, something as a women, she says, she knows a thing or two about.
“I have been hearing Marvel male superheroes complain about their suits for years,” she told Entertainment Weekly, musing on her outfit for Ant-Man and The Wasp.
“And I got into my suit and I was wearing it, working in it, doing my thing, and I was like, ‘[It’s] just not that bad.’
“Do I have the most comfortable suit in the MCU or… have men not had the life experience of being uncomfortable for the sake of looking good?
“They’re just like, ‘What is this? This sucks. Why are we… why? Why do I have to go through this?’
“Whereas a woman’s like, ‘I don’t know. This is like normal. I wear heels to work. I’m uncomfortable all day. You get used to it. You tune it out.’”
Indeed, there have been a host of male Marvel stars who have voiced their dissent at the world of spandex.
Chris Evans on his Captain America suit told MTV: “I did not get to keep any of the costumes… And no, they were not comfortable.”
And then there’s Paul Bettany on his Vision get-up, although he does appreciate that while it’s uncomfortable, he’s still a very lucky man.
He told USA Today: “It’s pretty painful, it’s uncomfortable. You’re working in it for 10 hours and not really being able to hear well. There’s only this much of your face open to the air.
“The first day is not the problem. The second day is not the problem. The third day gets a bit tough. By the fourth and fifth day of the week, you are really having to meditate on the line of actors, thousands of them, who would love to be in your position. You have to concentrate on how lucky you are.”
That’s the spirit.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is due out in the UK on August 3.
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