Evangeline Lilly has revealed the awkward moment she candidly told Michael Douglas she wanted to ‘f**k’ him.
Speaking on this week’s upcoming episode of The Jonathan Ross show, the actress, 43, recalled a moment on set where she told the veteran actor, 78, and Michelle Pfeiffer, 64, they were ‘GILFs’.
The trio star together in the recently-released Marvel film, Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania, featuring an all-star cast including familiar faces Michael and Michelle, along with new Marvel stars Bill Murray and Kathryn Newton.
But revealing the on-set antics, Evangeline spoke about a particular day of filming which left her red-faced.
She said: ‘There was this day on set, we were doing a scene in a restaurant and we were in a waiting room, so they filmed the waiting room with extras and there were children.
Candid: Evangeline Lilly has revealed the awkward moment she candidly told Michael Douglas she wanted to ‘f**k’ him in an upcoming episode of Jonathan Ross
‘I turned to Michael and Michelle and I said, “You know, you guys are real GILFs.”
‘Michael had no idea. He said, “What’s a GILF?” Instead of being cool about it, in front of a room full of children I went, “It’s a grandpa I’d like to f**k.”
‘And then immediately realised I’d told Michael Douglas I’d like to f**k him, which is not what you should say in front of a bunch of kids, oops!’
The term GILF stems from MILF (mother I’d like to f**k), which was widely popularised in the 90s film American Pie.
Jennifer Coolidge, who played the infamous role of Stiffler’s Mom, was handed the first use by her teen son’s classmate, much to his horror.
But making clear her up-most respect for the actors, she boasted: ‘I got to be in a scene with the three of them on my 42nd birthday.
‘They’re so cool. You don’t want to meet your icons because you’re afraid they’re going to disappoint and the three of them are cooler than you think they are. They’re amazing.’
Their new film, the latest in Marvel Studios’ long-running cinematic universe, finds them being sucked into the subatomic Quantum Realm, where they’re forced to fight for their lives against Jonathan Majors’ villain Kang the Conqueror.
Embarrassing! The actress, 43, recalled a moment on set where she told the veteran actor, 78, (pictured last week) and Michelle Pfeiffer, 64, they were ‘GILFs’
Behind-the-scenes: Revealing the on-set antics, Evangeline spoke about a particular day of filming which left her red-faced
Honest: ‘There was this day on set… I turned to Michael and Michelle and I said, “You know, you guys are real GILFs.”‘
Enjoying a successful opening weekend, the film lead the box office with $104 million in domestic box office revenues.
It also made $121.3 million in international box office, bringing its worldwide total to $225 million, per studio estimates released on Sunday.
The motion picture, which is the 31st movie released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, had the highest opening weekend at the domestic box office, surpassing 2015’s Ant-Man ($57 million) and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp ($75 million).
Going off-piste during her appearance on Jonathan Ross, the Lost star also came clean about her love of touching earlobes.
She said: ‘The best lobes in the world are really old English gentlemen’s. They hang way down.’
Asked if she’d like to touch King Charles’s earlobes she says: ‘I’d go for those in a minute! Come on! I would. I like the meat of the lobe. I just like to fondle it. It’s not sexual.’
Also on her appearance, the actress discussed being cast in The Hobbit franchise as a dream come true.
Speaking about her history with it, she said: ‘I read The Hobbit when I was 13 and then it was my favourite book for a long time. I read Lord of the Rings when I was a teenager.
‘I fantasised night after night about being a woodland elf. And then I was retired, I’d just given birth to my first baby and I got a call… I really didn’t want to act but I was like, “I really want to do that.”‘
Being such a huge fan, she also admitted she wanted a keepsake and stole a major prop on set.
She said: ‘There was this really, really important prop – the runestone that Kili gave to Tauriel – they had made about a dozen of them and one of them had been chosen. It was beautifully crafted.
‘We used all the other ones for rehearsals. It really was the best one, so between takes on one of the scenes I just slipped it into my pocket and then I was like, “Urm, guys I think I’ve dropped the runestone, I don’t know where it is.”
‘There were like 20 people on their hands and knees looking. Peter Jackson is freaking out because it’s the one he hand chose for the scene and I was like, “Sorry!” And I still have it. Don’t tell Peter…’
Watch The Jonathan Ross Show, Saturday February 25 at 9.40pm on ITV1 and ITVX
Respect: Making clear her up-most respect for the actors, she boasted, ‘I got to be in a scene with the three of them on my 42nd birthday’
Diversion: Going off-piste during her appearance on Jonathan Ross, the Lost star also came clean about her love of touching earlobes