Some disappointing news (which will be all forgotten a little later tonight hopefully, with the pretty premiere photo additions we have for you!) fellow Evangeline fans – it seems there’s no Tauriel in the first part of the “The Hobbit” trilogy like we previously suspected. Read the parts of the article below, and head over to the original source here for the full article + photos and clips from the premiere.

Remember me? Former Lost star Evangeline Lilly debuts her dramatic makeover at The Hobbit world premiere. She’s not actually going to be featured in the highly anticipated The Hobbit trilogy until the second installment, but that didn’t mean Evangeline Lilly was going to let the grande premiere pass her by. The former Lost star stole the spotlight as she attended the star-studded premiere in Wellington, New Zealand on Wednesday in a pink sparkly frock. Debuting a shorter haircut at the same time, the 33-year-old actress graced the red carpet on the arm of her co-star James Nesbitt.

The pretty brunette looked very different from the tomboy character we all came to know and love on Lost, with her short and playful haircut and glamorous frock. Evangeline has been out of the limelight since the popular show ended in 2010, but she’s set to appear in the next two installments of The Hobbit trilogy. Playing the character of Tauriel, an elf in Mirkwood, the actress won’t be seen in the films until The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is released next year. But despite not seeing herself on the big screen just yet, Evangeline decided to show her support to co-stars including Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen at the premiere.

Thousands of fans gathered from all over the country to welcome the actors and celebrate the release of the eagerly anticipated film, many of them dressed as character from Middle Earth. Donning costumes as hobbits, elves, goblins and even trees, many had camped out overnight in an attempt to get the best spot on the 500 metre long red carpet.

Actor Barry Humphries, who took on the role of the Goblin King, spoke out about The Hobbit madness that had taken over the city.




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