Lost actress Evangeline Lilly has revealed how her character in the Peter Jackson movie The Hobbit is not an authentic character from the J.R.R. Tolkien books. Evangeline also admitted that the character is very well written and that she hopes fans do not turn against her.
Lilly explained, “My character is an invention of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh. So, either fans are going to love her or absolutely despise and be bitter towards her because she’s not authentic. I believe she is authentic, because Tolkien refers to The Wooded Owls, he just doesn’t talk about who they are specifically. Peter and Fran know that world so well. They’re not going to create a character that is not true to Tolkien’s world.”
has previously discussed the pressures
that she felt being involved in such a potentially massive box office smash. You can see Evangeline Lilly
portraying the elf Tauriel when The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
is released on December 14, 2012.