I’ve written on this blog before about my obsession with The Lord of The Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. It was through The Hobbit movie that I discovered my current obsession, Richard Armitage. In fangirling RA and The Hobbit, I found that Evangeline Lilly, known to most of us as Kate from the American tv show “Lost”, is in The Hobbit movie, playing a character named Tauriel, a forest elf.
The little I know about Tauriel is that she is a woodland elf, in the service of Elf King Thranduil and when the Company of Dwarves arrives in the Enchanted Forest one of them, Kili, played by the sexy Aidan Turner, becomes attracted to her. I don’t know the whole story line, but I’m guessing she’s not interested.
Mitchell in Being Human
While filming The Hobbit, Evangeline Lilly apparently became friends with Richard Armitage, because this picture was found online
According to Wikipedia, Evangeline Lilly served as a missionary in the Philippines and a flight attendant. She was married to Canadian hockey player Murray Hone. From 2004 to 2009, she dated Lost co-star Dominick Monaghan. She had her first child with boyfriend Norman Kali in Hawaii in May 2011. She supports various causes. I have seen her messages on Twitter encouraging support for them.
I liked Evangeline Lilly on Lost. I thought she did a good job with portraying a complicated woman. It wasn’t exactly Shakespeare, but I thought she was believable. I’m not sure how I feel about Tauriel, though. Tolkien had very few women characters in his books, so to make the movie version more female-friendly Peter Jackson has tweaked the stories somewhat. In the LOTR movies he beefed up Arwen’s part. In The Hobbit he has created a new character. I am looking forward to seeing The Desolation of Smaug because I would like to see the new twist on The Hobbit that PJ has introduced. I am not sure I will like it.
I was trying to think deeper about why EL interested me enough to write this post. I was going to say that I am jealous of EL because she is so beautiful and has had the opportunity to work with at least two of my obsessions. But I really am not jealous of her. Actresses get to work with a lot of hot men and terrific actors and if I had wanted to be an actor I could have been. If I had gone into acting, though, I wouldn’t have gotten the roles that she got because I am not skinny with lots of long hair. My acting teacher said I would be typecast as a mother and I was so horrified by that (at the age of 17) that I decided acting wasn’t for me. LOL! I thought then that the point of acting was to be the ingenue, the beauty queen and that if as a woman you weren’t seen that way why bother. Sad, really.
In retrospect I understand what the teacher saw in me. I don’t think now that a career playing mothers would have been terrible. I might have played a mother to one of Hugh Jackman’s or Richard Armitage’s children! Wow, think about that! LOL!!