So, it’s exciting to have your freedom back, essentially.’But despite wanting to step away from the limelight, Lilly has a new sci-fi drama hitting cinemas in October, in which she stars alongside Hugh Jackman.The action film, Real Steel, is a boxing drama set in the near-future where 2,000 pound robots that look like humans do battle.The new parents looked the picture of happiness as they strolled around with their baby son wrapped in a cream and white printed blanket.The couple met while she was playing Kate Austin on the hit ABC TV show, where he worked as a production assistant. I want to drop off the radar a little bit and enjoy a little bit of normalcy.’ And she revealed on ABC’s The View last May, that acting was just her day job and she wanted to concentrate on writing and being a mother.3 But Lilly's beauty also attracted the notice of a woman from the Ford Modeling Agency, who encouraged Lilly to contact the company.She said, "No thanks, you're wasting your time." Neverthless, she held onto her card.She worked various jobs to support herself, including waiting tables at Earls, a trendy Canadian chain.She finally quit when she could no longer endure being ogled by customers. "You feel like they're paying to stare at your ass when you're walking away from the table." 5 Needing steady work that could pay for tuition, Lilly called Ford eight months after being "discovered," hoping to appear in commercials. Her first job was a late-night dating service commercial in which she had to say into the camera: "Where are you going tonight? " 6 The conservative young woman who had been trying so hard to avoid being treated as a sex object was devastated.
It makes sense not to add to the population problem.’Before dating Kali, Lilly was in a relationship with her Lost co-star Dominic Monaghan, 34, from 2004 to 2009.17 She said in an interview at the time, "I'm doing everything in my power just to continue to tick along as a normal girl. And fighting the weird, surreal insanity of what my life has become in just a single year." 18 But the drastic change in Lilly's life finally came crashing down at the end of Season One, when she called her parents in a full meltdown. She told New York Magazine recently that she is happy to be moving on from the show that launched her career into the spotlight.‘People are excited to try on the next chapter of their lives.
This show is all-encompassing.‘We have had very little experience outside of the show during the last six years because it’s just so demanding.‘It requires so much of us.
It was awful." 10 But despite her interest in acting and clearly bankable appearance, Lilly resisted shooting for anything higher than work as an extra.