"In season 3, I’d had a bad experience on set with being basically cornered into doing a scene partially naked, and I felt I had no choice in the matter," Lilly told Jacob Stolworthy, one of two co-hosts of the podcast. (Stolworthy is also a digital culture reporter for The Independent.) Lilly said that she was crying and "trembling" during the scene. She also described an instance during season 4 when she tried to have control over a scene that required partial nudity. (Refinery29 has reached out to production for Lost for comment.)
She continued, "So, I said. ‘That’s it - no more. You can write whatever you want, I won’t do it. I will never take my clothes off on this show again' — and I didn’t.”
Lilly, currently the star of Ant-Man & The Wasp, is far from the first actress to have negative feelings toward semi-nudity. Mila Kunis wrote a letter for Variety in 2016 deriding a Hollywood producer for telling her she'd "never work in this town again" because she refused to go topless on a magazine cover. Rachel Bilson in 2008 revealed that she almost lost a role thanks to her refusal to do nudity. Not to mention, in December, Salma Hayek detailed for the New York Times being forced to perform a love scene with Ashley Judd for the film Frida against her will. The producer who forced her? Why, Harvey Weinstein, of course.