- THE HOBBIT GETS LOST
Peter Jackson, the director of the much-anticipated Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the Hobbit, has announced that Lost star, Evangeline Lilly (Also known for her role
In, Hurt Locker and will be seen in Real Steel), has been cast in The Hobbit.
In a Facebook posting, Jackson said, "Lilly will be playing a new character—the Woodland Elf, Tauriel. 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."
Jackson also revealed another and perhaps more curious bit of casting for The Hobbit: "I'm also highly excited that Barry Humphries will be portraying the Goblin King, in much the way Andy Serkis created Gollum. Barry is perhaps best known for his business and social connections as the long-time manager of Dame Edna Everage. He has also been an ardent supporter of the rather misunderstood and unfairly maligned Australian politician, Sir Les Patterson. However, in his spare time, Barry is also a fine actor, and we're looking forward to seeing him invest the Goblin King with the delicate sensitivity and emotional depth this character deserves."