Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Lost Star Evangeline Lilly Cast In 'The Hobbit'

Evangeline Lilly As Kate Austen
Evangeline Lilly, who you will know most as Kate Austen in the hit TV series Lost, has been cast in Peter Jackson's exciting new film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Since Lost Lilly has had some success in film roles, arguably the most notable of which was a fairly small role in Oscar winning film The Hurt Locker.

Her link to the film was arguably already established due to her five year relationship with Lost co-star Dominic Managhan, who played Merry Brandybuck in all three Lord Of The Rings films but who so far has not been cast in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.On a side not, So I Saw This Film voted Monaghan's performance in LOTR the best film performance from the cast of Lost.

Peter Jackson revealed the casting of Lilly on his Facebook page and revealed that she would play a Woodland Elf named Tauriel who is a new character. "Evangeline Lilly will be playing a new character — the Woodland Elf, Tauriel," Jackson revealed. "Her name means 'daughter of Mirkwood' and, beyond that, we must leave you guessing! (No, there is no romantic connection to Legolas.) 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."

It certainly sounds as if Jackson admires her talent and so we may see a bigger film role for Lilly when the film is released in late 2012.

Are you looking forward to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey? Will it rival the hugely popular Lord Of The Rings films?

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