Two new cast members to 'The Hobbit' couldn't hail from more different pop culture places: 'Lost' and the drag universe of Dame Edna.
Via his Facebook page, director Peter Jackson today announced the casting of 'Lost' alum Evangeline Lilly and Australian actor Barry Humphries (aka his alter ego, the purple bewigged, sparkly-spectacles aficionado Dame Edna).
Lilly won't be playing a hobbit, like her ex-boyfriend (and 'Lost' co-star) Dominic Monaghan did in 'The Lord of the Rings' franchise. She's been cast as a new character, a woodland elf named Tauriel. Jackson is coy about the role, which was apparently written just for the film.