When Evangeline Lilly took the role of Tauriel in “The Hobbit” franchise, she had one condition – no Kate from “Lost”-esque problems.
“For the record, when I took this job, in 2011, I made one stipulation. That’s it. I just said… I swear to God, I said, ‘I will not do this film if you will not guarantee me one thing. You have to guarantee me there will be no love triangle.’ And there wasn’t. For the whole time I shot. For a year of shooting there was no love triangle,” Evangeline told Access Hollywood when we asked her at the film’s recent Los Angeles junket about how in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” she has a blond and a brunette to choose from, just like Kate did on “Lost.”
“And then, I came back for reshoots in 2012 and they were like, ‘Well, we made a couple of alterations to some scenes and we added a couple more scenes,’” the actress continued. “And all of a sudden manifested a love triangle before my very eyes and the film was shot and I’m in and there’s no getting out and there was no escaping it.”
Obviously, the blond in the equation is Orlando Bloom’s Legolas, and the brunette is one of the dwarves – Aidan Turner’s Kili.
During our interview with the actress, she ran down the pros and cons of both of the two male creatures in Tauriel’s life.
“Obviously the dwarf is a bit short and makes me feel like a giant woman, but in the words of [singer] Kimya Dawson,’ I love girl giants,’ because every girl feels too big sometimes regardless of their size,” Evangeline said. “Legolas, he’s a bit stuffy, I think. He’s a little bit stuffy compared to Kili.”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” opens in theaters on Friday.
-- Jolie Lash