Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Evangeline Lilly on the July 2018 Cover of Shape Magazine

Before she attended the LA premiere of her new film, Evangeline Lilly was announced as the July 2018 cover star of Shape magazine. On the cover which was shot by Max Abadian, Evangeline is wearing a yellow cutout swimsuit with a floral cover-up. In the issue, she talks she whipped herself into superhero shape for the new Ant-Man movie, eats sensibly, and how she stays driven. Continue below to read excerpts from her interview. For more on Evangeline's feature, visit and pick up a copy on newsstand. 

On stretching:
In my 20s exercise was about reaching goals in strength, speed, agility, and capability. But the stage I’m in now calls for balance, so I’ve begun stretching a lot more. Stretching relaxes you and keeps your muscles from tensing up, but it also strengthens you. I don’t think I was aware of that before.

On keeping the faith:
I was raised in the Mennonite/Baptist world and became extremely devout. But as I’ve met different people and broadened that spiritual foundation, I’ve come to realize that faith of any kind really does move mountains. It doesn’t matter what label you put on it.

On staying grounded:
I think this is the hardest time in human history to keep your spirit in your body. We have constant distraction and choice, which can be very destabilizing and get in the way of experiencing life. So it’s important to engage in activities regularly that reunite you with yourself. For some people it’s prayer, reading, meditation, or a breathing practice. For others it’s a dinner party.

On doing meaningful work:
I’ve done NGO work in Rwanda for 13 years. Writing a book or being in a movie are great, but no one is going to die if I don’t do them. If I drop the ball in Rwanda, it has consequences. Sometimes I wonder if I’ve taken on too much, but I just want to live out as much potential as I can.

Credit: Shape Magazine

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