The Squickerwonkers | Evangeline Lilly | Talks at Google | Summary and Q&A

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Evangeline Lilly discusses her children's book "The Squickerwonkers" and her passion for writing.

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Questions & Answers

Q: Why did Lilly choose to write a children's book?

Lilly explains that she has always wanted to be a writer and was inspired to create her own stories after being involved in acting for many years.

Q: Are there any plans for an animated adaptation of "The Squickerwonkers?"

Lilly mentions that discussions have taken place with LAIKA, the animation studio behind "Coraline" and "ParaNorman," but no firm plans have been made.

Q: How does Lilly feel about her "Lost" character, Kate?

Lilly admits that she did not love acting and was not particularly invested in her character on "Lost," but she recognizes the impact the show had on her career.

Q: Will Lilly write books for adults in the future?

Lilly explains that she has plans to write a graphic novel series for young adults and adults, as well as a novel series based on one of her screenplays.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Evangeline Lilly talks about her book "The Squickerwonkers" and how it evolved from a poem she wrote when she was 14.

  • She describes the process of collaborating with an illustrator and the challenges of transforming the original story into a series.

  • Lilly discusses the themes of her book, including the acceptance of both light and dark sides of oneself.

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