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Evangeline Lilly: I don't do late nights

Evangeline Lilly feels like she's dying when she has to stay up after 9.30pm.

The 35-year-old actress has four-year-old son Kahekili with her partner Norman Kali and the tot regularly comes in to wake her up at 6am. Apparently this has taken its toll on the star, who is expecting baby number two at the moment, and she joked that her early nights have become the stuff of legend among her social circle.

"It's a running joke among my friends that I'm such an old lady. On an early night, I'm in bed by 8.30pm, but it's usually 9.30pm," she told British magazine Glamour. "When I'm at a premiere doing press or an after-party at 11 or 12 at night, I'm dying. I'm not equipped to stay up that late."

Part of the reason the former Lost actress needs her rest is that she's so busy during the day. Although she doesn't act as much as she once did, she still picks projects that are exciting to her - such as her upcoming superhero flick Ant-Man.

She also does a lot of charity work, including running an organisation which helps widows and children in Rwanda. Evangeline is also a writer, but she doesn't allow herself to take that easily either, as she's working on five separate books at the moment. She finds it easiest to do a lot of that work from outside the home, although there are plus points from having an office where she lives too.

"On a writing day, I go to a café - I always sit at the same table. I don't drink coffee, but I am a Starbucks chai tea latte addict - that's my go-to if I need a burst of energy," she explained.

"I mostly work from home [though]. So I always have breakfast with my partner and son. One of our staples is fried rice. We take all the leftover food and throw it in a pan with rice and meats and vegetables."

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