Evangeline Lilly Joins Cast of The Hobbit

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Evangeline Lilly has hopped on board The Hobbit.

The actress, best known for portraying Kate on Lost, will portray a woodland elf named Tauriel. She's a new character to the series, as teased by Peter Jackson on his Facebook page:

"Her name means ‘daughter of Mirkwood’ and, beyond that, we must leave you guessing!" the director wrote. “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."

Evangeline Lilly Photograph

Lily co-starred on Lost with Dominic Monaghan, who played a major role in The Lord of the Rings. The actress and actor dated for awhile, too.

The first installment in this franchise, titled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, hits theaters on 12/14/12.

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Yay! I'm glad she isn't just going to fall back into oblivion! She was one of the girls I liked on the show...even though that Sawyer/Jack love triangle pissed me off.