New Romantic Plotline for The Hobbit... or just a bit of a Humorous Sideline?
What's so interesting about it? Aiden Turner seems to imply that a bit of a romantic page is turned with the movie-created character Tauriel (Evangeline Lily). Here's what he said:
"Kili's part has been expanded from the novel; as well as chasing treasure, he's also pursuing female elf Tauriel. But is he setting his sights too high? 'I guess he knows nothing can ever happen,' he explains. 'She's about 20ft tall and he's only two!'"
Surprising? Well, not completely. Clearly Gimli fell under Galadriel's "spell" in The Lord of the Rings... perhaps Jackson decided this movie needed the same in order to spark a bit more inter-species tension... My guess is that this'll just be a bit of a humorous sideline to the film. Something to add a few laughs in between the rest of the elf/dwarf tension.