‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ star Evangeline Lilly has much respect for Whang-ud


Posted at Mar 14 2018 11:22 PM

Evangeline Lilly wearing her Wasp suit for the upcoming "Ant-Man and the Wasp." Photo credit: Lilly's Twitter account

She plays a superhero in the upcoming Marvel Studios flick, "Ant-Man and the Wasp." 

And on Wednesday actress Evangeline Lilly took a second to highlight on Instagram another strong woman, Filipina traditional tattoo artist Whang-ud Oggay. 

She shared with her half a million followers a photo of the "mambabatok" from Kalinga, who was recently nominated for the country's Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan or the National Living Treasures Award.  

Lilly captioned her post with only Whang-ud's name and the hashtags that read "beauty," "age," and "power."

Whang-ud is known as the last surviving original, hand-tap tattoo artist from Kalinga's Butbut tribe. 

Her worldwide popularity began in 2009 when tattoo anthropologist Lars Krutak went to Buscalan and film a documentary on her. 

She has since been featured in the New York Times and the BBC, with her work also being exhibited in museums in Paris and Toronto.

Lilly is the co-star of "Ant-Man and the Wasp," scheduled to come out in the Philippines this July. 

She is also known for her role in "Lost," and made headlines in the country back in 2013 when she recalled living in Palawan for a month for an interview.