Wednesday, January 25, 2012

An elf warrior and a Gandalf the Grey statue

Evangeline Lilly: “Tauriel Is A Warrior”

Entertainment Weekly’s John Young recently caught up with Evangeline Lilly to discuss “Real Steel” which has arrived on Blu-Ray and DVD.  While there are many fans of that movie, Tolkien devotees want to hear more about her upcoming role in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  

EW turned the conversation to that very topic and asked if her new character Tauriel would be a type of elf warrior, which Lilly confirmed.  “Yes, she is a warrior. She’s actually the head of the Elven guard. She’s the big shot in the army. So she knows how to wield any weapon, but the primary weapons that she uses are a bow and arrow and two daggers. And she’s lethal and deadly. You definitely wouldn’t want to be caught in a dark alley next to Tauriel.”

Lilly went on to say her role has expanded from her original expectation and has only a small part at the end of the first Hobbit film, leaving the bulk of her participation for 2013′sThe Hobbit: There And Back Again.  However, she could not confirm any involvement in the Battle of Five Armies, a highlight fans are looking forward to in the second film.  She did mentioned a return to New Zealand for five more months of filming.
You can read the entire article here at Entertainment Weekly.  And I know TORN fans will be discussing this on the message boards!

Me: A girl is the head of the Elven guard! :O I don't think Tolkien would approve...and neither do I (for now).

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Voronda Elda-Aranel said...

I hope she doesn't have anyting to do with Legolas!!

Alyianna said...

No, she doesn't. I posted information about that earlier on. But I'd rather that she'd have something to do with Legolas rather than being a...*shudder*...warrior. Sowee. :P