“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” actress Evangeline Lilly claimed that Disney supported her after the backlash she received for taking part in vaccine mandate protests.
The “Lost” and “Hobbit” star appeared on the “Happy, Sad, Confused” podcast on Thursday to discuss her latest movie when the topic shifted to her outspoken position against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Canada. After Lilly, who is Canadian, revealed that she took part in protests against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, many predicted the actress would soon be “cancelled” like many actors before her.
However, Lilly informed host Josh Horowitz that Disney and Marvel actually notified her that they would continue to support her despite her views.
“I’ve had direct conversations with them that I have instigated, and they’ve always said, ‘That’s not our business. That’s not for us to tell you how to live your life or what opinions to have.’ And I actually even got a really supportive phone call from Peyton Reed at one point and just saying like, ’Just so you know, there’s some rumors spreading about Marvel ditching you or canceling you. And that didn’t come from Marvel and that didn’t come from us, so just ignore that,” Lilly said.
In Jan. 2022, Lilly penned a lengthy Instagram post showing herself among several other protesters voicing support for the Canadian truckers opposing Trudeau’s vaccine mandate.
“I was in DC this weekend to support bodily sovereignty while Canadian truckers were rallying for their cross-country, peaceful convoy in support of the same thing,” Lilly wrote,
“I believe nobody should ever be forced to inject their body with anything, against their will, under threat of: violent attack, arrest or detention without trial, loss of employment, homelessness, starvation, loss of education, alienation from loved ones, excommunication from society… under any threat whatsoever.”
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