While we already knew that Evangeline Lilly's elf character had been created for The Hobbit, the former LOST actress opens up on her character, Tauriel.
"Yes, she is a warrior. She's actually the head of the Elven guard. She's the biggest 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. You definitely don't want to be caught in a dark alley next to Tauriel."
Well, I can think of a few guys who wouldn't mind. Lilly says that her role is quite small and that she only makes a small appearance in the end, but that her role is much larger in the second movie, There and Back Again.
When asked if Tauriel would be featured in the climactic Battle of the Five Armies, she said, "Oh, I don't know. We haven't shot that yet, I still have to go back for five more months of filming."
Meanwhile, Andy Serkis gave an in-depth interview with the L.A. Times, where he shared his thoughts on playing Gollum again.
"Gollum's never relly gone too far away from me because he's indelibly kind of printed into my DNA now, I think. I'll tell you what was weird is going back and playing a character that has been so sort of absorbed into public consciousness that you almost don't feel like you own it anymore."
Serkis is also the second unit director on The Hobbit films and he talked about working with director Peter Jackson.
"Peter's just been the most phenomenal mentor, supporter, friend, collaborator. I cherish working with him so much, and this incredible journey that he's sort of set me off on."