Evangeline Lilly Talks About Her 'Hobbit' Character & Speaks in Elvish!
This is for all the Tolkien geeks out there! Actress Evangeline Lilly, who we know is playing a Woodland Elf named Tauriel in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, recently chatted with Access Hollywood at the red carpet premiere of Real Steel about the two films. She's already been in New Zealand training, which includes working with a "dialect coach, motion coach, language coach, stunt coach" in order to create her character. She's also learning Elvish, which she speaks a brief bit of in the footage they have, which should make all Hobbit geeks go crazy. You can watch the full video of their chat below, which includes some minor details.
Here's the embedded video interview with Evangeline Lilly, which you can watch on the AH site. Enjoy!
If you recall, Evangeline Lilly's character Tauriel is a complete creation of Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens for these two feature films, and she confirms this, but assures us there isn't anything to be worried about. She starts by answering that fans will "either love her or absolutely despise and be bitter towards her... although I believe she is truly authentic, because Tolkien refers to the Woodland Elves, he just doesn't talk about who they are specifically. All those people... they know that world so well, that they're not going to create a character that isn't true to Tolkien's world." I hope so! It's great to hear her speak so enthusiastically about this, can't wait for the next video blog. Follow our updates on The Hobbit right here.