'Lost' star Evangeline Lilly: Children's book author?

Lost looker Evangeline Lilly dropped by Craig Ferguson’s couch last night for some after-hours chit chat. And after covering a few non-kid-friendly topics (Ferguson’s snake-shape mug, the potential removability of Lilly’s dress, etc.), she shifted gears to give a sneak peek of a children’s book she’s writing called Squickerwonkers (we’re guessing at the spelling there). Here’s a sample:

“The name is Squickerwonker, perhaps unknown to you. But that’s it, Squickerwonker. And here’s what Squickerwonkers do…”

Of course, Lilly didn’t spend six years on that island for nothing: She ends her little recitation with a Lost-worthy cliffhanger about the Squickerwonker’s “horrible secret.”

Are they actually smoke monsters? Or maybe they exist in an alternate universe? Lilly says she doesn’t have any firm publishing plans yet for the book, so I guess we’ll all just have to hang in there for a while. But you know what? The whole thing actually sounds kind of cute.  We’d totally pre-order a copy for ourselves our appropriately aged cousins next Christmas.

What do you think PopWatchers? Check out the clip below and then let us know: should Lilly take a crack at children’s book writing?

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  • Peter

    I hate celebrity-penned children’s books.

    • thin

      Yeah, it’s only possible to write a decent children’s book if you’re an unknown.

      • Peter

        First, plenty of children’s books authors are well-known. Second, can you name one decent children’s book authored by a TV/movie star?

      • Randall

        It’s not that only unknowns can write children’s books. It’s this conceit that celebrities are good at it. It’s branding and nothing more. Why would anyone expect Maria Shriver to have more insight into aging and death than anyone else? Why is Billy Crystal’s poem to his grandson more touching and meaningful than anyone else’s? Does Madonna even have a childhood do draw on to write a whole series of kids’ books?

  • coastal

    Oh, how I miss LOST already……

    • Val

      Oh, I agree. There will never be another show like it.

      Good luck in your future endeavors, Evie!

    • avenger

      I do too! I’ll watch anything those guys are in, I really miss them ;_;

    • Madd

      Same, same.

    • Anna

      Oh I miss Lost so much. I will watch or read anything done by these actors. So sad its over. Miss you Evangeline.

  • Dan

    i have read terrell owens’s childrens book about a hundred times

  • mamarose

    Sounds kinda cute!

  • The CineManiac

    I want to read the book…to my son of course.

  • Johnification

    I’m gonna go ahead and put this in a different category than the usual celeb-children’s book, since Evangeline Lilly has said she isn’t really interested in acting anymore (and she’s not really the kind of “mega-star” that’s done this in the past), and I’d like to support her future endeavors. Besides, Squickerwonkers do sound kind of cute!

    • Peter

      That’s just it. Why should I be any more interested in Evangeline Lilly’s children’s book than Stan Bradfordson’s? What about her work on Lost should make me think her book is any more worth supporting than his? (Calm down, everyone; Stan Bradfordson isn’t really writing a children’s book)

      • Mikky J

        Hey, she’s qualified. Doncha remember? Kate had that maternal thing going for her.

  • HaHa

    I hate to see her leave acting.
    She’s a beauty.

    • BG 17

      Is it just me, or did she really remind anyone else of Kelly Ripa? They should have cast her in Hope & Faith…

  • TC909

    I thought EL wanted to have some quiet time and get away from the “Hollywood craziness” (her words). Instead, we see her going to film festivals, doing talk shows, and is supposed to start on a new movie next month? Work it while you can I guess. Cheers

  • zuth

    oh no! one more wannabe writer who thinks that it will more easy to start with the children books cause they think it’s more easy to cheat kids !

  • Lynne

    she is pertty at adultsdatematch

  • Lee

    Some late-night pairings are just made for each other, and Evangeline and Craig are one of those couples. David Letterman and Julia Roberts have it; Jimmy Fallon and Betty White have it. I like when Evangeline stops by to chat with Craig. It’s charming, awkward, funny, awkward…all the things I like to watch on these late-night shows. ;)

  • Justin

    I think she should be a writer… I wouldn’t mind seeing her act more too… but it sounds like she might be a very good writer. Why does it matter if she is an actress or not? I read based on the writing or the story, not on the writer. After I know the writer is worth reading or fits my tastes, then I will read more of what they write. Just like what I watch. But a good actor/actress does not a good writer make… and vice versa.

    Overall I think it is a fantastic start to a story… and I think if it were to continue in that fashion, many children would love it too… not to mention it rings reminiscent of a Dr. Suess story…

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