But she is also adamant Peter Jackson, the writer-director-producer of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," made the correct choice.
I jumped at the opportunity and picked up the phone very quickly," Lilly recalled.
Tolkien’s original fantasy novel, or in any of Tolkien’s other writings for that matter. She doesn’t hold the same kind of status that Arwen or Galadriel or Elrond or Legolas do — she’s much more lowly.
Lilly won’t say definitively one way or the other, but she does offer this much: “Tauriel’s relationship with Legolas is significant.
Everyone's going to hate me.' And it didn't take long for them to completely convince me that it was the right thing to do and it was a good idea," she said.
They handled it with such care, with such stealth and with such respect to the fans.
That is, until she saw a photo of actor Aidan Turner and realized how handsome he was. One condition and they agreed to that condition and that condition was in place for two years and the condition was, I will not be involved in a love triangle," Lilly dished.
"Because any of you who are fans of 'Lost...' I've had it up to here with love triangles and, sure enough, I come back for re-shoots in 2012 [on 'Smaug'] and they go, 'We've made a few adjustments to the love story,'" the actress laughed, referring to how Tauriel becomes the object of affection for both Turner's dwarf Kili and Orlando Bloom's elf Legolas.
But I think if anyone knows how to respect Tolkien, it’s Peter, Fran and Phil.
And Tauriel fits perfectly in that world.” See the full size image here.