Evangeline Lilly said she knew she was going to “wake the giant” when she shared photos from an anti-vaccine mandate rally in Washington, D.C., last year.
“I know the beast that I’m attacking,” the “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” star told Esquire in an interview published Friday, recalling what she was thinking when she shared the post on Instagram. “I know that I have a little pebble and there’s this f—— Goliath giant.”
She continued, “If I shoot this pebble, it’s going to wake the giant.”
In January 2022, the actress shared photos from a rally supporting “bodily sovereignty.” The rally occurred at the same as the Canadian trucker anti-vaccine mandate protests.
“I believe nobody should ever be forced to inject their body with anything, against their will,” she captioned her post at the time, adding, “This is not the way. This is not safe. This is not healthy. This is not love. I understand the world is in fear, but I don’t believe that answering fear with force will fix our problems. I was pro-choice before COVID and I am still pro-choice today.”
Lilly told Esquire she debated “about six hundred times” on whether to post it.
“I just wanted people out there who were struggling because they were under severe pressure to do something they didn’t want to do to know that they weren’t alone, to know that there were people who actually felt they had a right to say no,” she said.
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