Actress Evangeline Lilly plays Hope Van Dyne from the 2015 movie Ant-Man and the upcoming sequel ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp.’ It seems like she had a rather tight schedule on the sets. In the sequel, she becomes a budding crime-fighter, the Wasp, who rocks a form-fitting black leather bodysuit. Though she looks absolutely stunning, she couldn't wait to get out of the outfit for the built-in corset made it unbearable for her to eat while wearing it.
The actress said she loved the sleek look of the costume, which she said was the “coolest suit in the Marvel universe.” However, she didn’t realize how restrictive it was until she attempted to eat on the set while in costume.
She told Good Morning America, “I like to eat, I’m a big eater; I eat all day and I eat big quantities, and I’m wearing a corset in that suit, and I now know why women didn’t use to eat (while wearing the undergarments). It’s so uncomfortable to eat in a corset! You have to take tiny, little delicate nibbles all the time which was (not me), no!”
She worked closely with the costume designers to make sure the outfit was perfect. She admits that the final result is hard on eating habits, but she loves how sexy it makes her feel.
She told Yahoo! Entertainment, “I worked long and hard for months with the team, adjusting and tweaking and adjusting and tweaking until I felt like I would not feel like a sham walking on set. And now I walk on set in that suit and I feel like a superhero, I feel like the Wasp, and I feel damn sexy.”
Evangeline also said that getting to the final sartorial outcome was quite a journey. The earlier versions of her costumes failed to enhance her curves. She said, “The first iteration of the suit completely flattened my butt. Totally intolerable. One of the iterations of the suit did not show any definition of my arms. Totally intolerable! We always had the question of, how large or small (do we) make the bust? Because typically comic book characters have unusually large chests. And I do not have an unusually large chest. So I really wanted to represent a more authentic version of me and not have the suit suddenly morph me into a fantasy that I am not. But you still want the right shapes, you want the right curves, you want that slightly curvaceous appeal. So finding that balance was tricky.”
‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ hits theatres on July 6.