When Peter Jackson took on the adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit', one of the glaring differences between that and its sequel trilogy, was that there were no female characters in the prequel book. Enter Tauriel, the brand new addition, created especially for 2013's 'The Desolation of Smaug' and this year's 'The Battle of the Five Armies'. However, when Evangeline Lilly took on the role, she had to begin stunt-training only a few months after the birth of her son Kahekili in 2011.
Evangeline Lilly stars as Tauriel in 'The Hobbit' trilogy
"My son was three-months-old when I started working on the stunt-training for this film, and still had splayed hips" she explains, before confessing that she "still couldn't even walk normally, let alone fight orcs normally, whatever that looks like: normal orc fighting." Unfortunately for her, this was not the end of her movement problems.
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