Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd at Comic-Con 2014: “Ant-Man” Panel

Posted on July 28, 2014

‘Tis a rare moment when a malestar outshines a ladystar on the red carpet. “Tis an even rarer thing to have this happen at Comic-Con. Neither of these things are as rare as our use of “’tis,” however; which we have never used before and will likely never use again. Like “Methinks,” there is simply no way to use it in the ironic sense and you will always wind up sounding just a teeny bit insufferable. Just a skosh.

Anyway, he’s cute and she looks totally honky-tonk. There. We said it. Now tell us:

Evangeline-Lilly-Paul-Rudd-Comic-Con-2014-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd attend Marvel’s Hall H Panel for “Ant-Man” during Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego, California.

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Are we wrong? This looks like a rom-com where the son of a wealthy family brings home the roadside waitress he accidentally married in Vegas and she teaches them all the value of her folksy ways and simple homespun wisdom.

We managed to pinch out 50 words on the use of “’tis,” but when it comes to her ensemble, we’re a little dumbstruck. It’s all bad, but the only thing we can manage in the way of an assessment is “JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL, THOSE SHOES ARE FRICKIN HIDEOUS.”

Look, we keep saying that Comic-Con is a place where the stars can relax their style and embrace the casualness of the atmosphere, but the criticism here isn’t that she’s underdressed (if anything, he’s overdressed); it’s that these items all look terrible on her and combine to make for an extremely un-photogenic outfit.

And come on; the hair is just plain bad.



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  • RussellH88

    Did Evangeline Lilly let Rashida Jones style her?

    • geans

      I thought that WAS Rashida!

      • jonnyf8

        OMG I’m glad I saw your comments before I said “at first glance I thought it was Rashida!”

      • Man Dala

        Me too!

      • charlotte

        And I thought Gal Gadot was Rashida…

    • FrigidDiva

      THAT’S who she looks like!

  • Supernumerary

    My main disappointment here is that she wasn’t cast as the Wasp.

    (Also that Ant-Man is getting a movie before Captain Marvel, but that’s stretching relevance.)

    • Lori

      Complaining about Ant-Man getting a movie before ________ is relevant to any discussion of Ant-Man. It’s stretching relevance in a discussion of some other Marvel property, but still allowable because come on.

      • hyperionic

        Only reason ant man’s getting a movie is because Edgar Wright pushed for it for years. I don’t think Marvel particularly wanted to make it.

        • Lori

          I agree. That leaves them pretty well up shit creek now that he’s no longer attached to the project. I don’t care how much they loved him, they should never have given this project the green light.

          • fursa_saida

            Failing that, they should have done what was necessary to keep him. Same likely goes for Whedon, who’s almost certainly leaving after Ultron.

          • Lori

            I suspect that Wright was going to make such a fanboy project that there would have been no way to sell tickets to anyone who wasn’t also a fanboy (not a large group), rubberneckers and people who will go to anything that says Marvel on the poster. That’s not a enough of an audience. I’d put money on it that they lost Wright trying to get a movie that they could sell. The problem is that now no one cares about it and they should have seen this coming long before they started this project. Whedon is a whole different thing. His movies sell and they need to figure out how to keep him onboard.

          • fursa_saida

            My perspective is probably skewed because I hang out on another site where Wright is adored, and there’s definitely a contingent that was going to see the movie because of him and won’t now. I still think, though, that they had to know what kind of guy he was when they signed him up, and if they really did decide to do Ant-Man because of him and what he’d bring to it, then losing him (especially so close to starting shooting) leaves the project pointless and dead. I agree they shouldn’t have gone down this path to begin with, but given that they did, they should have kept him.

    • fursa_saida

      If Captain Marvel and at least one hero of color (apparently Black Panther is most likely, which I would be so happy about) don’t get two of the slots Marvel has claimed for the next five years I might have to give up altogether.

      I hear things that suggest that Captain Marvel is very likely, but my trust in entertainment is basically zero, so.

  • I wouldn’t have guessed that was Evangeline Lilly without the captions.

    • Nancer

      Me too! It just doesn’t look like her at all.

  • Glam Dixie

    I’m not sure Honky Tonk is the descriptor I would use, but it is pretty basic and boring so if that’s what Honky Tonk means, well then ok. Her hair, is inexcusable. He is adorable but a bit over-dressed.

  • formerlyAnon

    Dreadful shoes. Beyond dreadful shorts. Dreadfully unflattering sweater.

    Are shapeless sweaters with shorts in again?

    If so, why?

    • demidaemon

      Sadly, I’m not sure they were ever out, because they always show up sometime during the year. 🙁

  • salty

    Is it just me, or do these two have THE SAME FACE.

    • WendyD

      CAN’T. UNSEE.

    • gabbilevy

      Not. Just. You.

    • Glam Dixie

      I had to scroll back up and look and burst out laughing. Scared the dog. Hilarious.

      • Whever

        I just rolled back about two feet from my computer and banged into a wall. They are TWINS. (And now I want them to play Sebastian and Viola in some incarnation of Twelfth Night. MOVIE GODS, LET IT BE SO.)

      • marlie

        I’m silent-laughing at my desk at the “scared the dog” comment. Can’t. Stop.

    • FrigidDiva

      THANK YOU! I didn’t romantic comedy, I got a brother/sister comedy out of these two.

    • FrauKrissie

      Came here to say just that! The smile and everything!

    • FibonacciSequins

      Not just you. Someone up above you said they could play siblings in a movie. They have the same face shape and smile!

      • Kitten Mittons

        Do these two have a romantic turn in “Ant-Man”? If so, I won’t be able to watch without getting the willies.

        • FibonacciSequins

          All I know is, she’s the estranged daughter of his mentor (played by Michael Douglas).

          • Kitten Mittons

            Ha, that’s all I could find after googling as well. I didn’t look too hard, though. I don’t think I want to know the answer.

        • fursa_saida

          I got SO FREAKED OUT watching Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen make out in Godzilla because I know they’re playing siblings in Avengers 2. WHYYYYY

          • Kitten Mittons

            It’s like Hollywood incest sorta kinda. I get it.

          • demidaemon

            So I guess Olsen is playing Scarlet Witch? I’m having a very difficult time imagining that.

          • fursa_saida

            That she is. The like two seconds of it in the stinger after the credits of The Winter Soldier seemed fine, but like I said it was very little, so who knows.

          • demidaemon

            I know I’ve seen some accolades already for her, but, like I said, I am questioning the casting.

          • julnyes

            Those two aren’t ringing my bell the way other Marvel castings have in the past.

          • fursa_saida

            I was encouraged by seeing ATJ make a legitimately charming entrance at the SDCC panel (ran in real fast like Quicksilver) and seem very enthusiastic; I’m hoping Joss can get more out of him than whatever happened with Godzilla. (I’m not that inclined to blame him in that movie because I found nearly everything about it lifeless–one exception being Elizabeth Olsen, actually.) Elizabeth Olsen was, I thought, very articulate and seemed intelligent, but got a weirdly chilly reception from the crowd. RDJ and Renner jumped in a couple of times to rescue her from the bizarre lack of reaction. I seriously don’t know what she said to put people off.

            So what I guess I’m saying is, they seem game, and Olsen in particular seems like a smart person who is being thoughtful about the part, but in terms of embodying the characters, yeah, it’s not obvious to me. But then, Gwyneth Paltrow wasn’t an obvious Pepper Potts to me either.

        • Labryinthear

          Supposedly, she’s rumored to play his love interest in the movie, which will make things pretty awkward.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Thanks. And yikes.

      • demidaemon

        Combining that with the romantic vibe others are getting = incestuous rom-com. YMMV on whether that is great or not.

    • pocketcopter

      I cannot stop looking and I’m deeply uncomfortable AND YET I can’t stop giggling. Never would have looked twice if it wasn’t for you!

  • gabbilevy

    I shall endeavor to forget this ever happened to her, but HE… is looking every inch NOT the superhero, which, considering what he was there to promote… Am I wrong? Is this Ant-Man-appropriate?

    • julnyes

      Well Ant Man is a bit of a mess as far as Superheros go.

  • Anna

    I thought she was supposed to be an elf, why does she have hair like a hobbit? There is nothing to like about her outfit.

    He looks like a bank manager.

    • mjude

      and she is such a pretty girl. dear god on her whole look then the shoes…LOL

      • Anna

        From what I’ve seen of her on the red carpet lately, someone is really hell-bent on making her look unattractive. She needs to speak to Angela Bassett about where to get her bangs trimmed (or perhaps even completely re-shaped) and then build a bonfire to throw their shoes into.

  • TM

    Since Paul Rudd rocks a suit/skinny tie with the ease of jeans and a tee, I’ll so let it slide.

  • NMMagpie

    I’m sorry… is there someone besides Paul Rudd in these pictures?

    • Mr. J.

      Thank you, thank you for speaking truth….HOW can someone be this cute CONSISTENTLY?

    • lundibleu

      He is completely adorable, but those trousers are making him look short. Can’t quite tell if they’re too long or if the shoes don’t work properly. But I like the shoes, so I’m going to assume the trousers are too long.

  • FrigidDiva

    Whoever told her bangs were a good idea should be throat-punched.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    All she needs is a pair of chucks, some skinny jeans and a cute t-shirt. Why is this hard? I get the Paul Rudd love, but in this instance, I feel like he’s overdressed.

  • Jeremiah Capacillo

    They could play siblings in a movie! He’s the big business mogul who’s cold and stuck up and she’s the long lost hippie sister who lives in a trailer and is back for Thanksgiving, making for a very uncomfortable visit back in their childhood home.

  • Denise Rambo

    Those bangs are doing NOTHING for her. She doesn’t even look like the same gorgeous girl on “Lost”.

  • Susan Sontag

    Well, I like those shoes better than Angela Bassett’s granny pumps

  • Jessica Freeman

    Jessica Oatbiel’s younger sister.

    • Kitten Mittons

      They must share clothes, then, too.

      • Jessica Freeman

        Precisely why i said that. A whole outfit of notcolor.

  • colleenjanel

    I’m not getting honky tonk at all, but that head is all sorts of tragic.

  • I like the Extraneous Elf’s watch.

    Him, I love, but Comic-Con isn’t the place to meet with your bank manager.

    • saintebeuve

      Needs more Ant Man.

  • hillmad

    They both look so TIRED. This is the first time I have ever thought Paul Rudd (almost) looked his age.

  • Dagney

    It was gawd awful hot in San Diego this weekend, but lordy, at least throw on a cute comic-y t-shirt or something.

  • krelnick

    80s boardwalk wear

    • formerlyAnon

      Nailed it. (I missed that because the hair isn’t big enough. But all she’s lacking is a curling iron and a fuck ton of hair product.)

  • didgerdoni

    Those shoes are truly an affront to feet everywhere and the rest of her outfit is strictly dullsville. However, as someone who spent her formative years in rural East Texas, I can promise you that is not honky-tonk. It’s definitely, erm, downmarket, though. Wannabe Joonya League.

  • Shawn EH

    Evangeline has her bad days; but when she’s on it’s special.

  • Labryinthear

    Well considering that she was probably tired from the last three days promoting various projects at Comic Con, I’ll give her a bit of a break. Paul looks professional, considering it’s his first time at Comic Con, he was perhaps a bit overdressed.

    • Grumpy Girl

      How can this be his first time at Comic Con, or at least a complete ignorance of dress-protocol? He is such a nerd. He’s gotta have paid attention. I would almost think he lost a bet or something.

  • MilaXX

    Those shoes & shorts look cheap & ugly and her hair is just terrible. He looks okay. Sure he’s overdressed but not as much as Cate. If Evangeline was dressed better it could help balance out his look.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Evangeline’s shoes look like she was trying to find where comfort and high heels meet. All I can say about the outfit is that she has nice legs. Her hair is a hot mess.

    Paul looks like he’s on his way to work at the insurance office. I know he can do better than that.

  • marlie

    I hate Evangeline’s hair. It looks awful, and almost makes her look unrecognizable. Paul is way overdressed, but he looks so much better than she does by comparison, just because her whole look is so “blah.”

  • Warmheartedgirl_Seattle

    HATE the bangs. Jebus, couldn’t she have dressed up a LITTLE?? and the shoes just stink.

    • Grumpy Girl

      I think the technical term is “she looks like shit.”

  • Loafers or something might have saved it.

  • GillianHolroyd

    omg, she does not have the face for bangs.

  • crash1212

    Jesus take the wheel, indeed – she looks just awful – from the tip of the horribly styled head to the toe of those butt-ugly shoes. Methinks somebody with an invisibility cloak should come to her rescue.

  • sk8tfan

    She’s giving off serious Tonya Harding vibe.

  • Amel

    The hair is unfortunate AT BEST

  • SuzyQuzey

    She looks…odd. The bangs are obviously terrible, but her whole face seems different.

  • kimmeister

    It’s like someone tried to recreate the bangs from her 3rd grade school picture.

  • Sherilyne Cox

    Yepper. Jesus take the heels.

  • KT

    Haha I was just thinking, they either look like brother and sister or rom com stars. Or maybe both, if we want to do this Game of Thrones style.

    She looks TERRIBLE. I don’t necessarily think it’s honky tonk as much as it’s… just… awful in every way. She’s never really had any sense of style, and that fact has just become undeniable. And while I love him, he definitely looks overdressed. They’re both confusing me. That said, I would have as many of Paul Rudd’s babies as he will allow (which is zero, sadly).

  • Brother and sister vibe.

  • Jeremy Thomas Porta

    He’s so yummy. I’ve had the biggest crush on him for years and years.

  • suzq

    PROJECT RUNWAY INSANE CROTCH SHORTS ALERT! Cheesecloth shirt off the rack from H&M. Shoes from the Golden Girls collection for Payless.

    Maybe United lost her luggage.

  • ktr33

    I actually think I might like the shoes [cowers, arms over head], but maybe bc the slouchy sweater tucked into pleated cream-colored rayon-y shorts and her payis are making my eyes bleed, and by the time I got down to her feet, I couldn’t really see anything.

  • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter

    She must be a really heavy smoker or something because she has aged terribly in the ten years since Lost (still miss it) debuted. He, on the other hand, is perfection. As always.

    • annmartina

      I was thinking the same thing. I didn’t recognize her. I think gaining 10 pounds would help soften her face.

  • fursa_saida

    The main effect of these pictures on me is a desire to watch Clueless again.

  • Columbinia

    A beautiful woman rendered plain and ordinary.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    She is wearing shoes? I can’t get past that bowl haircut… Does Supercuts have a training center wear you can get free haircuts? If so, we now know where she gets her styling done.

    Please T’Lo, this deserves and IN or OUT just so we can get a 100% OUT.

    And he looks great (even with out the comparison)

  • understateddiva

    there are two things at play making this look worse than it is – unflattering lighting (even Paul looks relatively washed out) plus light colored clothing that photographs horribly. It’s not a good look by any stretch but it probably looked a bit better in person.

  • Sara Hottman

    That hair could not be more rural diner waitress. All she needs is an apron.

    • MartyBellerMask

      But she’d have to lose the ginormous gold watch.

  • d4divine

    TLo!!! Lmao!

  • somebody blonde

    I agree about her, but I think that shirt color makes him look sickly. I almost always think that shirt color makes white men look sickly, so I don’t really understand why they still wear it.

  • Verily, you have nailed this appraisal, Uncles.

  • Mary Lauer

    In every pic he is posed so that the eyebrow in the logo looks like a quiff of hair sprouting out of his head. I just can’t …

  • MartyBellerMask

    Paul Rudd’s cute and all, but there is nothing “Movie Star” about that suit.
    And Evangeline, Girl, that is not your bra. Not sure what is going on in the boob area.

  • mdcoon127

    he has a crazy librarian vibe to him…

  • Erica

    Your comments are on point, except that they are a tad insulting to honky-tonks. I’ve been to a few of them here in Texas in my day and most girls who frequent such establishments wouldn’t be caught dead in that outfit, or with that hair.

  • PinkyK

    She has fantastic legs! It’s a shame this outfit is so blaaaaa.