‘Lost’ star Evangeline Lily discusses her character in ‘The Hobbit’

Actress will make her bow in 'The Desolation Of Smaug'

Evangeline Lily has revealed details about her character in the next installment in The Hobbit.

Lily, who is most famous for her role in the US TV show Lost, is set to play an elf in The Desolation Of Smaug. Speaking to Total Film about her character – who is an original creation and did not feature in Tolkien’s series of novels – she said: “She’s a very, very young elf. She’s only 600 years old, unlike Legolas who’s like, 1,900 years old and Thranduil, who’s about 3,000 years old. She doesn’t have quite the wisdom and pose that those two boys do; she’s a little more… gritty. A little more spontaneous, passionate perhaps.”

She went on to add: “To play this character I need to have a certain amount of grace. But I’m also supposed to be an absolutely ruthless, deadly killer.”

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released in December last year and took over $1 billion (£670 million) at the box office worldwide. The Desolation Of Smaug will follow on December 13 later this year, before the trilogy concludes with There And Back Again in December 2014.

Jackson originally planned to adapt JRR Tolkien’s classic novel over two movies, before announcing last July (2012) that the story would be extended to a trilogy. The films star Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and boast a bumper ensemble cast including Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis and Cate Blanchett.