“The most intense ten weeks I’ve ever shoot in my life,” Jackson told the audience about “The Hobbit” sequel, which arrives this December.
Lilly, who plays the elf Tauriel in the film, said her character was inspired by the classic character Tinkerbell.
“She’s a bad ass little fairy!” the actress told an audience in Los Angeles.
New Line and MGM have organized the celebration, which will include Jackson and cast members gathering at satellite-linked theaters in Los Angeles, New York, London and Wellington to screen footage and answer questions in front of a live audience.
Anderson Cooper hosted the New York installment with Bloom and actor Richard Armitage.