Out of the spotlight since the end of the hit TV series, Lost, Evangeline Lilly debuted a dramatic new hairstyle at the Wednesday premiere of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington, New Zealand.
Gone was her famous long wavy brunette hair that survived without deep conditioner on that island for years. In its place, a short, shaggy chopped look with chunky golden blonde highlights.
It's definitely not a cut for her Hobbit role. She sports a wig to play Tauriel, an elf who lives in Mirkwood. Her character does not appear until the second film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, due out next year. She also appears in the final film, due out in 2014.
Not counting becoming a new mom to her son Kahekili Kali in May 2011, her elf role is her biggest one since Lost ended in 2010.
Ironically, Lilly met Jackson through her 2004-2009 relationship with ex-boyfriend and Lost costar Dominic Monaghan, who played the hobbit Meriadoc Brandybuck in the first three Lord of the Rings films.
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