Joining Eva Longoria and Penélope Cruz, Lilly scrubs off the Hawaiian dirt and pretties up as the new face of L'Oreal. "It is a source of great pride for me to represent a brand whose ambition is to respond to every person's aspirations to beauty and contribute to the fulfillment and well-being of everyone," the 29-year-old star says in a statement.
After six years and many plot twists, Lilly and millions of fans bid farewell to Lost with a two-hour series finale. "When you've been doing something for six years, then it ends ... it's surreal, but it's wonderful. Sad and wonderful, all at once," says the actress, who's "excited to try on the next chapter" of her life.
After a relatively private pregnancy, Lilly, 31, quietly welcomes a son with boyfriend Norman Kali. Though the actress doesn't reveal his birth date or name, the baby boy is snapped with his parents at Vancouver International Airport in July.
As Bailey Tallet, Hugh Jackman's feisty love interest in Real Steel, Lilly lends her irresistible charisma to the blockbuster flick. "She's a pivotal character," the new mom says of the role, helping the robot boxing film rake in more than $27 million its opening weekend.
Lilly dons elven ears to play Tauriel, a brand new character created by director Peter Jackson for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. "I did have to hesitate and go, 'Whoa, people are going to hate me,'" she tells EW. "But I really couldn't refuse. It was just too good to say no to." The film tops the box office three weeks in a row and earns over $600 million worldwide.
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