Former "Lost" actress Evangeline Lilly talked to Entertainment Weekly about filming on Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey/The Hobbit: There and Back Again as a Mirkwood elf named Tauriel who will be appearing mostly in the second film.
"I still have to go back for five more months of filming. (I've been there) on and off for the past six months. It's a two-year shoot in total for both films, and my contract had me blocked off for about a year. I come in and out of New Zealand throughout that year".
In describing the character: "Yes, she is a warrior. She's actually the head of the Elven guard. She's the big shot in the army. 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."
The part seems like it has been expanded from what it was originally intended: "She's not in the first film very much. 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. Although, I have to say, when I first read the scripts and took the job, she had a lot less going on in the second film."
The prequel sees Bilbo (Martin Freeman) travel on his journey with dwarves Thorin Oakshield (Richard Armitage) Bofur (Stephen Hunter), Bombur (James Nesbitt), and Bifur (William Kircher). Oin and Gloin (John Callen and Peter Hambleton) Jed Brophy as Nori, Adam Brown as Ori Mark Hadlow as Dori Balin (Ken Stott) and Dwalin (Graham McTavish)
Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage Benedict Cumberbatch Luke Evans Conan Stevens Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving Dean O'Gorman, Elijah Wood, Ian Holm, David Tennant, Barry Humphries., Lee Pace Bret McKenzie Orlando Bloom Ian McKellen, and Christopher Lee also star in the Hobbit 2-fer...
Journey will bow on December 14th 2012 while Again reaches cinemas on December 13th 2013