'The Hobbit': Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel | francinebavay.info
But, the general idea that Legolas and Tauriel's relationship is based i Hîn Húrin”), then this interview with Evangeline Lilly, and this one too. Tauriel is a fictional character from Peter Jackson's feature film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's She is played by Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly, who was nominated for several awards for her performance in The Desolation of Smaug, with The spiders are then attacked by the Wood Elves, led by Legolas and Tauriel. Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Motion Picture When the Dwarves escape, Tauriel and Legolas lead a band of Elf-guards in battle as.
So yeah, I wear the military garb of the Woodland Elves. You mentioned flying and jumping, so are you on a lot of wirework? And it just pisses me off. Because my character is, so they get my stunt double to do all the wirework up to now. On that show, we were just hired help. We were not treated that way. I want to do it. Not fight, but I beg for it. So they never let you do anything on wirework?
Not even one thing?
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So is your character mostly swordplay, or is it archery, too? How much training did you have to do for that? Because it is not instinctive, and I always have just led by instinct in anything physical, and sort of just got by on the skill. Like when I was a soccer player, I was really gritty, and I could take girls twice my size down, and that was great, but dribble the ball? So you had to learn Elvish for this role? We can barely get our lines out. Then you get on set, things change.
The Problematic Romance of Tauriel & Kili
How have things adjusted during the filming process? Have you asked this question before? Let me be the first to tell you about this production. And then the other thing that happens is, I think Philippa and Fran, who do most of the writing, and then Peter gives it a once-over and gives his notes and they go back to the drawing board— The three of them have a style of writing which is that they get an idea of what they want in their minds, and then they search for the person.
And therefore, they write accordingly which, for an actor, is both hugely generous and complimentary. Often, you have a very distinct thing that they want you to do, and you have to find a way to put yourself into that box or into that mold. It just means that we have to work really hard, because we are getting pages at the last minute most of the time.
So do you know if your character was the creation of Guillermo, or was it from Fran and Peter and Philippa? It was from Fran and Peter and Philippa. The Silmarillion, and all the extra that Tolkien wrote about the world and the land. They are in a completely different storyline than me. I still do not get why it has to be in the film at all.
I probably fused my own reservations with the romance onto the memory of reading that the producers had gone back on their word with Lilly. This is one of those things that comes from studying gender representations in popular media, but I also like to think it comes from simply being a reasonably intelligent and socially aware person: Please stop insisting that, inevitably, any every female character and any every male character must somehow, deep down, be madly attracted to each other.
What does this romantic relationship do that adds to the meaning we can find in DOS? Specifically, Tauriel-Kili addresses the fantasy trope regarding elves and dwarves discussed above: The scenes between Tauriel and Kili build the idea that elves and dwarves have so much more in common than they think, that each race has for lack of a better word an essential humanity which they must recognize and use as a foundation to unite against the encroaching evil in Middle Earth.
The two have a sweet, chivalry-esque relationship that brings to mind the faithful knight and regal yet unattainable lady.
Plus, by breaking down and challenging the conventional cultural barriers between elves and dwarves, Tauriel-Kili can address the need for intercultural understanding and mutual alliance in Middle Earth.
This is a crucial theme, after all, in DOS, which begins to draw the lines between those trying to fight evil in its various forms and those who are trying to claim Middle Earth for their own by destroying the good. In the end, the only difference between the two relationships is that Legolas and Gimli are both identified as male, while Tauriel is identified as female and Kili as male. Guess which relationship gets the Hollywood romance treatment? Intriguing question… All right, Legolas, come back into the room now; you can stop killing orcs, or whatever it is you were doing for the past ten minutes.
Where does Legolas fit in all this?