Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel

Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel

Evangeline Lilly told Access Hollywood she had one condition when she took the role of Tauriel in “The Hobbit” franchise  – no love triangle.

“For the record, when I took this job, in 2011, I made one stipulation. That’s it. I just said… I swear to God, I said, ‘I will not do this film if you will not guarantee me one thing. You have to guarantee me there will be no love triangle.’ And there wasn’t. For the whole time I shot. For a year of shooting there was no love triangle. And then, I came back for reshoots in 2012 and they were like, ‘Well, we made a couple of alterations to some scenes and we added a couple more scenes… and all of a sudden manifested a love triangle before my very eyes and the film was shot and I’m in and there’s no getting out and there was no escaping it.”

The love triangle has been attracting some criticism from fans. Despite being thwarted, Evangeline has retained a sense of humour about it, making some jokes about her two beaus.

“Obviously the dwarf is a bit short and makes me feel like a giant woman, but in the words of Kimya Dawson,’ I love girl giants,’ because every girl feels too big sometimes regardless of their size,” Evangeline said. “Legolas, he’s a bit stuffy, I think. He’s a little bit stuffy compared to Kili.”

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Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.

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