New Image of Evangeline Lilly as the “Slightly Reckless and Totally Ruthless” Tauriel in THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION SMAUG

I almost forgot there’s a new Hobbit movie coming out this year, but that’s probably because we’re being so crushed by the summer blockbusters that we haven’t turned our attention to the year-end ones. But it’s never too early to start promoting them, and a new image has been released from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug featuring new character, Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly). Tauriel is slightly controversial because she’s not in any of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s books, but she does serve the purpose of giving the series a female warrior elf, which I have no problem with. Lilly explained her character by saying, "Tauriel is the head of the Elven Guard. 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." READ MORE...

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