That exact time (in military time) on that exact date matches the mysterious numbers from the ABC hit: 4-8-15-16-23-42, the numbers seen on Hurley’s lotto ticket and the computer in the hatch and whatever that deal was with Jacob and the island and a lighthouse.
When I think of Miami, it’s almost like I would imagine it would be going to an exotic petting zoo.” As a child, she thought she’d be an internationally acclaimed kid author or “the first 16-year-old CEO of a multiconglomerate company.” Lilly never connected with the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but then the success of and an off-camera relationship with cast mate Dominic Monaghan threw her into it. “It just didn’t work for me.” But she has since figured out the whole fame game.
“What’s happened over the years is I’ve had to find ways to come to terms with it and understand it in a new way, and not turn my nose up to it and think that it’s all sort of perverse and distorted.
She can describe how she chooses her roles—wanting to contribute to the creation of her characters in order to feel as though she is doing more than just acting—and you understand that she’s not trying to be controlling; she just wants to have a little fun at work. “That process of creating Tauriel with [screenwriters] Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens and [director] Peter Jackson really changed my perspective on acting.
“My forte in life is overcomplicating things and overthinking things and being much too deliberate and serious about everything while laughing my way through it all,” she says. Up to that point in my career, I felt as though acting was a bit of a backseat job and difficult to use as a creative outlet because I just felt like I don’t get to create; I have to perform someone else’s creation.
22, was 10 years since it premiered), but we figured why wait?
, that would induce an eye roll from the public if it came from some other actors.