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Evangeline Lilly Rounds Out The Hobbit Casting

Writes Peter Jackson on his Facebook page: "Evangeline 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.)" (Also: "I'm also highly excited that Barry Humphries' (a.k.a. Dame Edna) "will be portraying the Goblin King, in much the way Andy Serkis created Gollum.") Considering Lilly's extensive experience shooting on remote, idyllic islands, we're sure she'll fit right in. [Peter Jackson/Facebook via Movieline]

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