Evangeline Lilly Didn’t Have To Worry Too Much About Training For Ant-Man Action Scenes

Host Lara Spencer mentioned Rudd talking about how much he had to work out for this film and asked Lilly if it was tough for her. Lilly laughed, saying: 

“No, it wasn’t tough for me at all, like not at all. I actually didn’t work out for this movie one bit. […] Although I haven’t really even in the past films. Because I do like to stay in shape year-round, but it’s really because when my character has action, she’s always this big [indicating the size of an inch or so with her hands], which means it’s a micro-unit and CGI, and I don’t get to do anything, which I was mad about in the first round. 

“In ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ I was like, ‘I want to do it! I want to fight!’ But in this movie, I was 43 and getting a bit older, and I was like, ‘This actually is good…’ Sitting back and enjoying myself while they did all this.”

There are probably many superhero film cast members who are envious of Lilly getting to just sit back and watch. Just thinking about the workouts Jonathan Majors had to do while training for the role of Kang, “Creed III,” and “Magazine Dreams” makes me want to sit on my couch forever and order pizza. Still, Lilly actually did do some training for the last film in 2018, as she documented on her Instagram (and via Men’s Health). She was coming back from, as she says, “a very serious physical breakdown” and wanted to “bring the Wasp back to life again.” Having it all done with CGI must have made things a lot easier this time around.

“Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” hits theaters on February 17, 2023. 

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