Evangeline Lilly might belong to the Marvel Cinematic Universe on account of her playing the role of Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp, however that doesn’t mean she’s not a DC fan, and she says she especially loves DC’s Aquaman Jason Momoa.
Lilly was recently at a panel at Fan Expo Canada, and she was asked whether she was a fan of anybody else present at the convention. In the wake of taking note of her love for Back To The Future star Michael J. Fox and previously child star Kirk Cameron, she also said that she’s a major fan of Momoa and clarified why.
“I got to meet Michael J. Fox this morning and I am not ashamed to admit that when I was a little girl I had an enormous crush on him. Almost as big as my crush on Kirk Cameron so that was very cool, and I’m also a big fan of Jason Momoa. I think that his way of living, just who he is is something that I love and I dig and I’m… he lives close to the earth and he raises his children like little wild animals and I love it.”
That echoes a lot of compliments that Momoa gets, and it’s a big one coming from Lilly, since she’s a parent herself. In a recent interview, James Wan, director of the Aquaman solo film, reflected on why Momoa is the man for the job.
“I feel like the good thing about having something that isn’t really established is I get the opportunity to kind of set the world, set the tone, and set the flavor for who this guy is, and the world that he lives in.That’s what we love about superheroes, right? We love that they represent the best part of who we want to be, right? What we strive for, and what we aspire to be. And I think what I liked most about this character, and actually what Jason Momoa brings to it, is the idea that this is a guy who’s kind of trapped between two worlds. He doesn’t feel like he belonged in the surface world, but he doesn’t feel like he belongs in the world of Atlantis as well, the underwater world.”
Aquaman hits the theaters on Dec. 21st.