Evangeline calls Michelle Pfeiffer the ‘most beautiful woman to walk on earth’
Actor Evangeline Lilly is an ardent admirer of her AntMan and the Wasp co-star Michelle Pfeiffer’s beauty.
“When we first started doing the first Ant-Man film, they referenced Janet van Dyne a lot. I told [the studio] four years ago that if they ever bring a Janet van Dyne into one of these films, please make it Michelle Pfeiffer. I really wanted Michelle Pfeiffer to play my character’s mom,” Lilly said in a statement.
Lilly went on to add about the Scarface (1983) and Batman Returns (1992) actor, highly regarded for playing both character roles and characters with intense sex appeal in the 1980s and 90s: “Not only is she the most beautiful woman to have ever walked planet Earth and a great actor, she was also Catwoman, and that was the only superhero that when I was in my teens I would lay awake at night and fantasise about. She was so cool.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp is directed by Peyton Reed, who also helmed Ant-Man (2015), and stars Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, the original superheroine Wasp.
“When the film was getting going, they broke the news to me that Michelle was in fact going to play Hope’s mother. It had nothing to do with my request I’m sure, but they realized one of my dreams by casting her,” Lilly added.
In the film, Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) and Hope van Dyne (Lilly) team up after Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) asks them to battle the invisible-intangible villain Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen).
Michelle Pfeiffer (left) plays Janet Van Dyne, the mother of Evangeline Lilly’s character, Hope van Dyne, in AntMan and the Wasp