Why Do Marvel's Men Complain About Their Costumes? Evangeline Lilly Has a Theory…Entertainment
You know what Evangeline Lilly’s had? It! You know which direction she’s had it? Up! You know where she’s had it up to? Here!
During a recent interview with BackstageOL about Ant-Man and the Wasp, Lilly, who plays the film’s titular Wasp, was asked about her suit. While she wasn’t a huge fan of needing to ask for help just to get out of her costume and go to the bathroom (“I felt like I was three years old again!”), she loved it overall.
I love my suit. I think my suit is killer. I think my suit is so cool. I think it’s powerful. I think it’s modern and strong and sexy, and I think it made me feel like a superhero.
This surprised her, she said, because dudes who play superheroes are always talking shit about what they have to wear onscreen.
I have been hearing Marvel male superheroes complain about their suits for years!
I got into my suit, and I was wearing it, working it, doing my thing. 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…
Evangeline Lilly raises a high-heeled foot into frame for emphasis.
…of being uncomfortable for the sake of looking good, and 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.’ You know? I wear heels to work. I’m uncomfortable all day. You get used to it. You tune it out.
Check out the full interview below. Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters July 6.