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Around 75 women auditioned for the part of Kate Austen.
Writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof said that he and executive producer and co-creator J. Abrams "were fast-forwarding through a tape, and he saw her and said, 'That's the girl.'" It was one of the top shows on ABC's primetime schedule during its run, won a Golden Globe and 11 Prime Time Emmy Awards including best drama in 2005, and was ranked the top-rated TV show of the decade by IMDb.
As a great fan of Tolkien, I gulped and went: 'What?
Everyone's going to hate me.' And it didn't take long for them to completely convince me that it was the right thing to do and it was a good idea," she said.
Evangeline was voted one of People Magazine's '50 Most Beautiful People'.
As the secrecy campaign prevented the auditioning actors from accessing the full script, forcing them to read short scenes and only know the basic premise of people surviving a plane crash on a tropical island – which reminded Lilly of The Blue Lagoon – she thought Lost would "at best be a mediocre TV show".The actress plays woodland elf Tauriel in the final two films in the trilogy and she was desperate to take home a keepsake to remind her of her time on set.