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The Hobbit Gets Some Female Power with Evangeline Lilly

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by Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas
June 6, 2013 12:00 PM
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The next installment in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy is already being anticipated and Entertainment Weekly got a sneak peek at a brand new female character played by Evangeline Lilly.

Lilly's character, Tauriel, is an elf warrior and head of the Elven Guard, who Lilly describes as "slightly reckless and totally ruthless and doesn't hesitate to kill." 

Director Peter Jackson and co-writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens got flack for the male dominated first film and wanted to bring more girl power into the boycentric world of The Hobbit so they created Tauriel and also expanded the world of the elves. 

Even though she's nervous about being thrust into The Hobbit's fandom, Lilly is ultimately confident that fans will love Tauriel mainly because of the knowledge Jackson, Walsh and Boyens have about this world.

I think if anyone knows how to respect Tolkien, it's Peter, Fran and Phil. And Tauriel fits perfectly in that world.

We shall all see how it works when The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters on December 13th. 

First look: Evangeline Lilly's elf warrior in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' -- EXCLUSIVE (Entertainment Weekly)

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  • Finisterre | June 8, 2013 3:24 PMReply

    Good for them. I bet she'll be brilliant and it will certainly make me more likely to see the film.

    And if people can take the completely new giant white orc and all the associated extra violence, then really, one extra female character shouldn't be a big deal. Obviously, it will be the biggest deal EVER and a disgusting travesty and evidence that feminism has gone too far and blah blah whine, but it shouldn't be.

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