Yes, yes we all know about how Evangeline Lilly’s character in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug is one of the most hotly debated characters in the franchise. Tauriel, the female elf guard, is an original character created by Peter Jackson for the film and is not found in the original book. According to both Peter Jackson and Evangeline Lilly, they have stayed as faithful as possible to the original book and have only added or altered characters to further enrich the plot. However, the topic remains to be the most hotly debated topic regarding The Hobbit films and we can only wait how the finished product will turn out once Desolation of Smaug rolls around in December.
In the meantime though, we all remember Evangeline Lilly well from some of her previous roles and let’s admit it; a face like hers is certainly hard to forget. Well, we’ve seen her in Real Steel, a film loosely based on a novel by Richard Matheson that chronicles the tale of a father and son in a robot boxing tournament. However, perhaps Evangeline Lilly’s most memorable role would of course be her role as Kate Austen in the Lost TV series.
For the uninitiated, Lost is the story of survivors of a plane crash who find themselves stranded on a mysterious island with just each other to depend on for survival and face off against odds that seem to beg description. Anyway, Kate Austen is just one of the many survivors struggling to cooperate with her fellows on the island and also trying to hide her true identity as she is a fugitive on the run from the authorities. Lost also has a huge cast, which is actually somewhat surprising as plane crashes rarely end well and that Flight 815 didn’t even crash intact, and it’s kind of interesting to note what happened to the other survivors after the series ended.
Then we have Josh Holloway, whom we can all remember well as Sawyer, who makes a disappointingly short appearance in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol where he plays the role of Trevor Hanaway. Daniel Dae Kim made it a bit better, getting to appear in Hawaii-Five-O. We also occasionally see Jorge Garcia in a lot of episodes of various popular TV series like How I Met Your Mother, more specifically the one with the “Blitz” in it.
Oh well, I guess this just shows the rising popularity of girl power. After all, it’s been stated that Tauriel’s supposed to put a feminine touch to the otherwise male-dominated The Hobbit.