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New Pic Of Evangeline Lilly As Elf Tauriel In The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
There's no business like bow business

05 June 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: EW

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Many will decry Evangeline Lilly's character in The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug as "made up" because it was created for the films and doesn't actually appear in J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved book, but when she's such a crack shot with a bow - and appears to have some sort of connection with Orlando Bloom's Legolas - you're just going to have to get over that. 

But who is this Tauriel then, and how does she fit into the second part of this Tolkienian trilogy? “Tauriel is the head of the Elven Guard,” Lilly tells Entertainment Weekly. “She’s a Sylvan Elf, which means she’s of a much lower order than the elves we all became acquainted with in The Lord Of The Rings. She doesn’t hold the same kind of status that Arwen or Galadriel or Elrond or Legolas do — she’s much more lowly. She sort of goes against the social order of the elves a little bit.”

"Tauriel’s relationship with Legolas is significant," she continues. "They’ve known each other since they were children, and Legolas’ dad, Thrandruil [Lee Pace], has a soft spot for Tauriel and sees something very special in her. So if you grow up side by side, and your dad has a very special spot in his heart for this young woman who’s a fantastic warrior, I think it’s hard not to notice her. That’s probably as much as I can say.”

There are more quotes from Lilly over on EW's site, including such beauties as "She’s slightly reckless and totally ruthless and doesn’t hesitate to kill”, so be sure to head that way for a bit more detail.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug hits cinemas on December 13. Look out for more on the movie in upcoming issues of Empire... 

 

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Good times
I really like Lily and I hope her part in The Hobbit is substantial! She was great in Lost and I don't mind that he made up her character. More

Posted by HulkySmashSmash at 13:25 on 07 June 2013 | Report This Post

Wtf?
This looks like someone photoshopped Evangeline Lilly's face and hands onto an image from a videogame with bad graphics, then pasted that onto a pretty windows wallpaper. Is this really an official shot from the Hobbit? I'm confused... More

Posted by Madhava at 10:47 on 07 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: New Pic Of Evangeline Lilly As Elf Tauriel In The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
We've had blond Elves and we've had brunette Elves....now we have a ginger Elf. I'm not complaining. More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 04:18 on 06 June 2013 | Report This Post

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Dear spideed2, I'm sure Mr Jackson will sorely miss you. More

Posted by bleugh07 at 21:47 on 05 June 2013 | Report This Post

Is this a promo pic for the Hobbit or the Legend of Zelda? More

Posted by alsybroth at 21:39 on 05 June 2013 | Report This Post

Sigh
Ok it looks cheesy but aside from that there's the obvious question.... Why when the filmmakers lack the restraint to cut the material down to a natural 2 films and are already poorly serving existing 1 dimensional characters are we adding new ones that have no book basis? I like Jackson but he lost me at King Kong and Hobbit 1. Sorry Peter. Until you get a new editor and hang up the obsession with slo-mo close-ups I shan't be gracing your sequels. More

Posted by spideed2 at 18:15 on 05 June 2013 | Report This Post

Looks Cheap...
Looks like it's made for TV costume... or an Asylum rip off. More

Posted by JudgeDeath666 at 17:26 on 05 June 2013 | Report This Post

Look!! The bastard child of Robin Hood and Spock!!
Is this a shamefull way to get a hot elf into The Hobbit as their was no way they could shoe horn in Liv Tyler's Arwen?! Possibly...but thats fine by me!! Still think Orlando Bloom is terrible as Legolas though... More

Posted by waltham1979 at 17:24 on 05 June 2013 | Report This Post

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