Avengers: Endgame star Evangeline Lilly says she refuses to self-isolate

By Keiran Southern, PA Los Angeles Correspondent

Hollywood actress Evangeline Lilly has revealed she is refusing to self-isolate, suggesting the government is using the coronavirus outbreak to “grab more power”.

The Canadian Avengers: Endgame star shared a picture of her “morning tea” on Instagram, saying it was “business as usual” after dropping her children off at gymnastics camp.

In response to fans asking why she was not in isolation, Lilly said: “I think we all need to slow down, take a breath and look at the facts we are being presented with.

“They do not add up to the all-out, global lockdown, control, pandemonia and insanity we are experiencing.”

Lilly, also known for appearing in TV drama Lost, dismissed Covid-19 as “respiratory flu”, adding the government is using the pandemic to “grab more power”.

She said: “Where we are right now feels a lot too close to Marshall Law (sic) for my comfort already, all in the name of a respiratory flu. It’s unnerving.”

Lilly, 40, said she is living with her two children and seriously ill father, who has been diagnosed with leukaemia.

She added: “Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices.”