Watch Out Boys, Evangeline Lilly Describes Her ‘Hobbit’ Character, Tauriel, as “Absolutely Ruthless”
The Hobbit is a book about a group of guys out on an adventure. It’s a classic, a story all children should read at some point as its full of wisdom and good lessons. Though, what it noticeable lacks are women. Women of any kind, be they human, hobbit, or elf. Thankfully, when Peter Jackson, Phillipa Boyens, and Fran Walsh went about adapting the children’s book into their two, now three, movie epic they chose to fix that. Galadriel was included in the first film and in the second and third we’ll meet, Tauriel, a Mirkwood elf who sounds like an all around badass.
In an interview with Total Film, Evangeline Lilly provided a little insight on the all-new, non-Tolkien Tauriel,
She’s a very, very young elf. She’s only 600 years old, unlike Legolas who’s like, 1,900 years old and Thranduil who’s about 3,000 years old. She doesn’t have quite the wisdom and pose that those two boys do; she’s a little more… gritty. A little more spontaneous, passionate perhaps.
To play this character I need to have a certain amount of grace. But I’m also supposed to be an absolutely ruthless, deadly killer.
Wow. What a young, inexperienced 600 years old she is! And from the little bit of on set footage we’ve seen, she is absolutely ruthless. Tauriel will first appear in The Desolation of Smaug, out this December 13th, and again in There and Back Again, releasing December 17th, 2014. I’m super excited to finally meet Tauriel as I’m dying for a lady in the story who can hold her own with boys and go on a little adventuring herself. Like Eowyn from the first trilogy, only this time, an elf. What do think of Tauriel? Is she a welcomed addition to Tolkien’s works?
Source: Geek Tyrant