Evangeline Lilly Joins 'The Hobbit'
The 31-year-old Lost actress and new mama will be playing a woodland elf named Tauriel.
Peter wrote on his Facebook page, “Evangeline Lilly will be playing a new character…Her name means ‘daughter of Mirkwood’ and, beyond that, we must leave you guessing!”
“What is not a secret is how talented and compelling an actress Evangeline is; we are thrilled and excited she will be the one to bring our first true Sylvan Elf to life,” he added.
Peter also made note that there would not be a romantic connection between Evangeline‘s character and Legolas, the character made famous by Orlando Bloom.
The Hobbit is set to be released in 2012.