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Evangeline Lilly talks Hobbit with SFX
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News From Bree
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Sep 17 2011, 7:53am

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Evangeline Lilly talks Hobbit with SFX Can't Post

Thanks to Ringer Kookie for pointing us to a great interview with Evangeline Lilly (Tauriel in The Hobbit) from SFX. In the interview, Lilly talks about her time commitments, learning elvish, archery, swordplay, and just how long she's been a Tolkien fan.
When you played Kate you were always doing physical scenes and stunts. How are you prepping for The Hobbit?

“With every film, you have to educate yourself on the material and it’s often things you don’t know a lot about. Right now I’m studying Elvish and having conversations with people about learning how to be an archer, a swordsperson and how to fight like an elf instead of a gritty convict.” [Laughs]

Did you have any reservations about joining The Hobbit cast?

“With The Hobbit, it was a no-brainer because I have been a fan of those books since I was 13-years-old.”

Check out the rest of the interview at the SFX Website. [Read More]


Symbelmine
Rohan


Sep 17 2011, 1:46pm

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I like the way she speaks about Tolkien's books [In reply to] Can't Post

She didn't even want to go to see LOTR wow. Such a purist. I didn't know she is such a huge fan of Tolkien.
This interview has changed my opinion about her.
But I'm still afraid about this additional character. I would prefer if her role was different than of a warrior.
Still wondering who is Tauriel's love interest.


rings7
Rohan


Sep 17 2011, 2:10pm

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Well, there you have it [In reply to] Can't Post

she'll be fighting and not just being a female presence. I'm still not happy with the creation of this character, but i liked what i read.


Ruijor
Rohan


Sep 17 2011, 3:11pm

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Oh, the sweet irony... [In reply to] Can't Post

A book purist ending up portraying a totally made up character! Evil


Cagliostro
The Shire


Sep 17 2011, 3:17pm

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Tauriel=someone's D&D character? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm probably just being nitpicky, but the name Tauriel just sounds like someone's character from a roleplaying game.

I was also thinking about this, and how Evangeline Lilly and Dominic Monaghan (fresh out of LOTR) hooked up on the set of Lost, and now she's going to be in the Hobbit movie. I'm not trying to imply anything. I just think it is interesting, and kinda cool. I like Evangeline Lilly. I got a bit bored by her Lost character in the last season or two, but I've liked interviews and behind the scenes stuff with her, and she comes off fairly smart to me. I am worried about this added character, but I'm sure she'll do fine in the role if it isn't too distracting seeing Kate with pointy ears.


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Sep 17 2011, 3:27pm

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Fighting? [In reply to] Can't Post

Goblins? Forces of the Necromancer? Guess we'll see...

Nice to know she respects Tolkien's work, so hopefully she'll steer the character toward an interpretation not to far off from the Elves that we know and tolerate.

I would rather be watching Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" and Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"...it's going to be a long few years.


QuackingTroll
Valinor

Sep 17 2011, 4:03pm

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I thought the same... [In reply to] Can't Post

Maybe she's being hypocritical or maybe this new role really does do justice to the film, enough even for a purist to portray... Time will tell


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Sep 17 2011, 4:43pm

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The movies are not the books [In reply to] Can't Post

nor could they be or should they be. Comparisons and criticisms are good but that does not change the basic facts.

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Ececheira
Bree


Sep 17 2011, 4:57pm

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Love interest candidates for Tauriel? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm thinking that she has to be a love interest for one of the canon characters, it would be fairly pointless to introduce something between two characters not in the book at all, I'm thinking (may be wrong of course). We also know it's not Legolas and it seems unlikely to me that it is someone whose casting has not yet been announced. So for me the only candidates are...

Bilbo
Thorin
Bard
Thranduil

Any other feasible ones... ? I'm making no judgement on the likelihood of any of these - just making a list of possibilities.


Symbelmine
Rohan


Sep 17 2011, 5:17pm

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or Lindir [In reply to] Can't Post



The Wanderer
The Shire

Sep 17 2011, 5:26pm

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It's good .. [In reply to] Can't Post

.. to finally hear from her about this role.
I really hope this will be a good one, best of luck to Evangeline Heart


Ececheira
Bree


Sep 17 2011, 5:34pm

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Well..., [In reply to] Can't Post

The thing about Lindir is that he's not a Hobbit character, but was in LoTR (briefly) so what is the point of concocting a romance between two characters not in the Hobbit book at all. It's not revealing any character facet or motivation of any established character and would be entirely tangential. I suppose that some people might want that but it seems unlikely to me that PJ would do this.


Carne
Tol Eressea

Sep 17 2011, 5:43pm

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I have a feeling [In reply to] Can't Post

they'll make Tauriel into a female version of Legolas.


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Sep 17 2011, 5:46pm

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Only one Love interest and it is a fail. [In reply to] Can't Post

She fancies a high born Elf and knows she has no chance.

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Symbelmine
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Sep 17 2011, 5:52pm

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That's the point [In reply to] Can't Post

They aren't The Hobbit characters and nothing is known about them so it would hurt less than to hook her up with established canon character like Bard...etc. who is well known.

(This post was edited by Symbelmine on Sep 17 2011, 5:53pm)


Kangi Ska
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Sep 17 2011, 5:58pm

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She does not need to be"hooked up" she will not be "hooked up". [In reply to] Can't Post

Unrequited love: Love not returned in kind: Warrior Maiden of the Forest.
Read up on Artemis or the Roman Diana.

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(This post was edited by Kangi Ska on Sep 17 2011, 6:04pm)


dormouse
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Sep 17 2011, 6:06pm

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So - why assume a love interest? [In reply to] Can't Post

Maybe there will be, maybe there won't, but I don't think it's inevitable. I'm hoping PJ and co have the imagination to see that just because she's female she doesn't have to fall in love - there are other things she could be doing...


Symbelmine
Rohan


Sep 17 2011, 6:29pm

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For whom? Thranduil or Elrond? [In reply to] Can't Post

Legolas is out. Thanks God.
Maybe she is thranduil's spouse and Legolas' sis.

(This post was edited by Symbelmine on Sep 17 2011, 6:32pm)


Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Sep 17 2011, 6:48pm

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It comes from the old casting call for Itaril [In reply to] Can't Post

which specified that she would be the love interest for an elf lord. Not really an assumption, but certainly subject to change (like her name).

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Kangi Ska
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Sep 17 2011, 6:53pm

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What? [In reply to] Can't Post

Please see above.

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Symbelmine
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Sep 17 2011, 7:06pm

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High born elf. [In reply to] Can't Post

Some unnamed Mirkwood elf of Thranduil's court?
Why her love has to be unrequited? She will be beautiful and brave. Why she wouldn't have a chance with high born elf? Are they so vain to think Silvan elves are so lower than them? And it doesn't have to be high born elf.
I really hope she won't behave like a silly girl and will dream about some elf from Thranduil's court and think "I have no chance...He is of higher caste and I'm nobody...". Besides that no such character is in cast so it has to be someone who is in the movie and we know it's not Legolas.

(This post was edited by Symbelmine on Sep 17 2011, 7:11pm)


Ececheira
Bree


Sep 17 2011, 8:01pm

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Love interest? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm assuming a love interest because it's the one obvious thing that is missing from The Hobbit. I personally dont think it's necessary but the existence of the Tauriel character leads me to think it's a strong possibility. But I will also say that there are many ways such a theme could be played out.


Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Sep 17 2011, 8:04pm

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Her name... [In reply to] Can't Post

...actually roughly translates to "daughter of the forest" or "daughter of Mirkwood" in Elvish.

"I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge"
--J.R.R. Tolkien


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Sep 17 2011, 8:05pm

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The object of affection need not be in the cast. [In reply to] Can't Post

He could be in the past, mentioned but not shown. He could could be in the House of Mandros.. An affair would only get in the way of the plot. A tragic past or a hopeless love would deepen the character of Tauriel. Again I repeat take a look at Artemis of the Greeks or Diana of the Romans. This is an archetype.

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Maiarmike
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Sep 17 2011, 8:08pm

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I agree with Kangi here. [In reply to] Can't Post

I expect a storyline of unrequited love is what we'll be getting from Tauriel. Something Shakespearean might be interesting, but nothing too tragic, because you have to leave that for the other canonical characters.

"I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge"
--J.R.R. Tolkien


(This post was edited by Maiarmike on Sep 17 2011, 8:09pm)

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