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More news about Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel

Posted on 2012.01.28 at 21:20
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In a news story here  Evangeline Lilly talks about preparing to be Tauriel.  So a few more tidbits are released.  But say what?  Orcs are 10 feet tall?  Since when?

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phyncke
phyncke at 2012-01-29 04:42 (UTC) (Link)
I think she is misinformed. They were not that big in the first films. She totally made a mistake and has no idea. I am sure she has not even read any of the works. Sad, but true.
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2012-01-29 17:27 (UTC) (Link)
well, I'm wondering what PJ is doing to his orcs.
Meril-i-Turinqi
shadowbrides at 2012-01-29 08:37 (UTC) (Link)
Errr..maybe she means the trolls? Let's hope so...
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2012-01-29 17:28 (UTC) (Link)
Maybe, or she's engaging in hyperbole, or something.
uncleftish beholding
oloriel at 2012-01-29 10:20 (UTC) (Link)
She probably means trolls. Like that interview with Benedict Cumberbatch where he said something about the Necromancer being present at the Battle of Five Armies or somesuch? I think that's just clueless actors getting stuff mixed up. ^^
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2012-01-29 17:29 (UTC) (Link)
Did Benedict say that? Perhaps PJ has him making a guest appearance at the battle?
chaotic_binky
chaotic_binky at 2012-01-29 10:27 (UTC) (Link)
10 foot tall orcs - tsk tsk!
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2012-01-29 17:30 (UTC) (Link)
Maybe PJ has put some magic grow beans in the orcs slops.
russandol
nelyo_russandol at 2012-01-29 10:44 (UTC) (Link)
"I can't just be spontaneous, because there is nothing natural about being an elf," Lilly said. "It's not human, so I have to study to learn what it means to be this other creature."

Not human? She's clueless.
spiced_wine
spiced_wine at 2012-01-29 11:56 (UTC) (Link)
I wish they would get actors who know the books. Surely it's not that hard.
Mitheirien
grey_gazania at 2012-01-29 13:10 (UTC) (Link)
Er. Possibly she's confusing them with PJ's uruk-hai in LotR? They weren't 10 feet, but they were pretty big. Though I'm not sure why they'd be in The Hobbit...
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2012-01-29 17:32 (UTC) (Link)
Right, or maybe she's engaging in a bit of hyperbole.
Kei
keiliss at 2012-01-29 13:15 (UTC) (Link)
I wish something would happen to make me excited about these movies. This was not it.

Read the books, woman! Gah!
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2012-01-29 17:33 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I'm seriously excited about these movies. I can't wait.
pandemonium_213
pandemonium_213 at 2012-01-29 15:19 (UTC) (Link)

The More You Know...

This is directed more toward the stream of comments that have ensued rather than the OP. Now on ten-feet-tall orcs, I expect she either misspoke or exaggerated (as thespian types sometimes do) or Peter Jackson and crew have another interpretation that we can all squawk about. Whee!

In fact, she has read JRRT's novels. Excerpted from the SFX article Evangeline Lilly on The Hobbit and Real Steel:

Did you have any reservations about joining The Hobbit cast?

“With The Hobbit, it was a no-brainer because I have been a fan of those books since I was 13-years-old.”

Being a fan of the books, what did you make of Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy and all the changes he made to the story?

“When the original came out in theatres, I swore up and down that I would not see them because I thought it was sacrilege that anyone would adapt Tolkien’s work. I didn’t think anyone would justify films by making them as good as they should be. Then my entire family when I was visiting went to see the movie and so I relented and went. We were all fans of the books and we were all blown away! It was a little piece of magic what Peter Jackson accomplished because it was truly a homage to the books rather than an offense.”

Tauriel is a new character in the mythology so as a book purist yourself that must be frightening to ponder how fans will react to your part?

“Yeah! I am very concerned to this day that people will watch the film and I’ll be the black mark on the film. I know how adamant the purists are and I’m one of them! That said, upon reading The Hobbit again, as an adult, I can see why additional characters were needed to round out the story as an adaptation – especially female characters! The Hobbit didn’t include female characters at all and was a very linear story, a book for children, really. What Peter, Fran (Walsh) and Philippa (Boyens) have done is all in perfect keeping with Tolkien’s world, while adding a third dimension to an otherwise very two-dimensional story.”


On her "Elves are not human" implications, if I had 10 USD for every time I have read "Elves and humans" (a phrase that sets my teeth on edge) bandied about in on-line discussions and Tolkien fan fiction, I would be set for Grey Goose vodka martinis for the next two years.

russandol
nelyo_russandol at 2012-01-29 16:13 (UTC) (Link)

Re: The More You Know...

Still puzzled. Benefit of the doubt on the "elves are not human" line, but how can she come up with the 10-feet orcs if she's such a fan? Ok, most likely explanation is that the clueless one was the reporter...
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