“In winter here no heart could mourn for summer or for spring. No blemish or sickness or deformity could be seen in anything that grew upon the earth. On the land of Lórien, there was no stain.”
"Tolkien describes the Silvan elves as less wise and more dangerous. Tauriel is a little bit reckless and doesn’t quite have the self-control that I think a lot of the other elves do." - Evangeline Lilly
everybody’s being all excited about Tauriel and i’m just like SHE’S NOT EVEN IN THE BOOK and i can’t get over it sorry
Are you also upset about Bard’s backstory? And the White Orc? And the Black Arrows? Are you also upset about every Drawf having a personality except for Thorin? Are you also upset about Radaghast and the entire Necromancer plot? Or the lack of talking animals? Do you decry the absence of the noble thrush?
Or is it just the inclusion of women that makes you angry?
Evangeline Lilly, a Self-Proclaimed Tolkien Geek and also Perfect Human (via so-then-niamh-said)
Like as not, women will go and watch this movie (it doesn’t matter if they went on their own or were accompanying someone else), and as much as we love some of the male characters, we also want to see us represented as a gender capable of both strength and compassion. And Tauriel captures both perfectly, thanks in part to Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens who wrote her, and Evangeline Lilly who plays her - all three of them, awesome women in their own right.