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Evangeline Lilly Joins 'The Hobbit'

Evangeline Lilly Joins 'The Hobbit'

Evangeline Lilly has officially joined the cast of Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit, Deadline reports.

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.

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  • me me me

    actually, it only means daughter of the wood… (i’m such a geek, i know :D)

  • Mike

    @me me me:

    I was just going to make the same comment. Geeks of the world unite!

  • boredtodeath

    so she will play “Arienta”…a good choice ;)

  • Once

    This is the first and last time I am ever going to say this….I WOULD TOTALLY WRECK THAT ELF!!!!

  • Idril

    It’s a great and unexpected news!!

  • Silv


  • eef

    Here’s hoping Dom Monaghan joins too but I love it that she will be in The Hobbit.

  • Dee or Deemebr

    Hmmmmm… I would love to see Evangeline in Star Trek sequel… a love interest for Captain Kirk, perhaps … but it seems that Peter Jackson was faster than JJ Abrams… anyway I ‘m going to see The Hobbit, too….

    :-) :-)

  • Mari

    @Dee or Deemebr:

    I wanted to say everyone is faster than Abrams. But then again, “The Hobbit took even longer to go into production than the next Star Trek Movie.

  • conan

    she’s fugly.

  • SaadGkhan

    Evangeline is gorgeous & talented.. it’s good to see Hollywood didn’t “Lost” her… she is coming back with the bang, first in “Real Steel” with Huge Jackman (which looks terrific) & now in “The Hobbit” series . Wowww .
    It’s like a dream come true. :) ) I’m so thrilled & happy that Peter Jackson noticed her talent and cast her right away after her Baby’s birth. :)

  • mailey

    i like her. but have to say that she is one lucky effing duck for someone who has expressed that she’s not even that into acting. parts just fall on her lap!!!

  • MangerBouger

    She use to go out with a hobbit … cannot wait for that movie any longer !

  • Marieme

    This is great casting! And if she has a romance with Legolas, it’s gonna be totally hot! Cannot wait. It’s about time that elf gets some lovin’!

  • lexy hates bilson

    Can’t wait to see her on the big screen! She’s a natural beauty and talented.

  • Mia

    I like her. She is sweet and gorgeous. I am hardly waiting for antoher magic movie like all LOTR movies are.

  • Nadine

    She’s not a good actress. Her “acting” was the worst part of LOST.