“Lost” Actress Evangeline Lilly Reveals She Is Stepping Away From Hollywood

Actress Evangeline Lilly, who rose to fame playing Kate Austen on ABC’s hit drama Lost, took to Instagram earlier this week to announce that she’s stepping away from acting. The 44-year-old said she might return to Hollywood one day, but for now leaving is the right thing for her to do. She cites not wanting to be under any contractual obligations to anyone. During her time away from acting, Lilly said she plans to continue devoting her time to her humanitarian work and writing. Asked where she would like to be 10 years from now, Lilly said she would like to be a retired actress who has a family, writing, and hopefully “influencing people’s lives in a more humanitarian way.” She began publishing her series of children’s books, “Squickerwonkers,” in 2014 and so far has 3 books in the series. The books follow a group of misfit outcast marionette puppets and a little girl named Selma.