hobbit_taurielThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug star Evangeline Lilly discusses the role of Tauriel with Radio Times.

“One of the things I was most proud of when I saw the film was that I was actually able to realise what she did bring to the film,” she said “I was really pleased to see her bring some emotion, some compassion…some selflessness…a lot of the male characters in the film are really driven by selfish ends.”

On Peter Jackson’s vision for Tauriel, who is a character created solely for the film, Evangeline said “When they hired me they said that what they wanted Tauriel to be was a combination of a lethal killer and a vulnerable, feminine woman.”

I did not manage to type that sentence without gagging violently. Evangeline also praises Orlando Bloom’s archery skills and the beauty of New Zealand.  Watch the full video below.

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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.

3 Responses

  1. Erulasse Aranel

    Ugghh, great. Now I dislike her even more! A “lethal killer” siriusly Peter Jackson? What in Arda were you thinking??!!