Menu
Entertainment

Evangeline Lilly's Hobbit elf 'lethal'

Evangeline Lilly plays a 'lethal' elf in The Hobbit.
Evangeline Lilly plays a 'lethal' elf in The Hobbit.

EVANGELINE Lilly has opened up about her mysterious new character Tauriel in The Hobbit, saying she plays a "big shot" in Peter Jackson's double feature.

The former Lost star told Entertainment Weekly that Tauriel - a Mirkwood elf who doesn't appear in JRR Tolkein's books but was written by Jackson solely for the film adaptations - was a "warrior".

"She's actually the head of the Elven guard. She's the big shot in the army," said Lilly.

"So she knows how to wield any weapon, but the primary weapons that she uses are a bow and arrow and two daggers. And she's lethal and deadly. You definitely wouldn't want to be caught in a dark alley next to Tauriel."

The Canadian actress also said Tauriel appears in the second Hobbit film more than the first.

"She comes into the first film near the end, and has a very small part to play. Her role in the second film is much more involved ... I think the role is becoming a bit more demanding than I had expected it to be.

"There's a lot more for me to do now, which is a lot of fun, but it's a little more pressure."

Lilly told EW she still had five months worth of The Hobbit to shoot in New Zealand, but was loving her time here.

"In some ways, it feels really familiar. I'm from Canada, and New Zealand feels like you took all the best bits of Canada and squished them onto a tiny island like Hawaii. I was absolutely blown away by the beauty of the South Island.

"I seem to be landing really great locations on a lot of my work. I hope that continues, knock on wood."

>> More entertainment news

Topics:  the hobbit



Widgee business fight, Valley crash and more weekend news

Mike Hartley addresses the crowd gathered in support of Widgee Engineering.

Catch up with the weekend news right here.

Roads, rates and rubbish: Fredman hits the campaign trail

Division 8 by-election candidate Bob Fredman.

My main interest is in roads, rates and rubbish: letter

Roadcraft CEO: Driver education reform needs to happen

Sharlene Markin CEO of Road Craft Gympie.

"We set people up to fail in front of their peers

Local Partners

Humiliating aftermath of affair

AS THE the damage is assessed following Dean and Davina’s affair on MAFS, the most humiliating detail is finally uncovered.

Heartbreaking way Shannon Noll lost Idol fortune

Shannon Noll in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

NOLL spent post-Idol money, but not in typical rock star fashion.

Holtznagel: ‘I had to ID Charlotte Dawson’s body’

Simone Holtznagel broke down as she spoke out about one of her “best friends” and Australia’s Next Top Model mentor Charlotte Dawson.

Simone Holtznagel speaks out about Charlotte Dawson

Elsa Pataky turns snake wrangler

Elsa Pataky isn’t afraid of snakes. Picture: Supplied

Chris Hemsworth’s wife wrangles snake inside Byron Bay home.

Jilted MAFS spouses break silence

MAFS contestants Tracey and Dean break their silence.

Tracey and Ryan break silence after affair is exposed.

Kate Middleton’s BAFTAs dress slammed

Stars don black in again to show solidarity with the #MeToo and Time's up campaigns...

Date set for Gold Coast Logies

Samuel Johnson with the Best Actor award at the 2018 Logies. Picture: AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

Nine has finally announced the date for 2018 awards.