Richard Armitage and Luke Evans at the Spanish premiere of The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug
My Captions (last set)
Luke Evans in the Spanish premiere of The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug
- I am aracnophobic and, Richard said that the spiders are really impressive.
- I sometimes wonder if I like to torture myself.
"And I think to his defense, Tolkien was writing in 1937. You know, the world is a different place today and I keep repeatedly telling people that in this day and age to put nine hours of cinema entertainment in the theaters for young girls to go and watch and not have one female character is subliminally telling them you don’t count, you’re not important and you’re not pivotal to story. And I just think that they were very brave and very right in saying we won’t do that to the young female audience who come and watch our film. And not just the young female audience but even a woman of my own age, I think it’s time that we stop making stories that are only about men especially only about heroic men and I love that they made Tauriel a hero. "
Evangeline Lilly, Desolation of Smaug world premiere press conference
Whether you like Tauriel or not, I think Evangeline makes a great point about adapting Tolkien’s works to our age and how vital it is to incorporate a feminine perspective in fantasy worlds when previously that was not emphasized at all. Even still female representation in fantasy is lacking, and I think it’s great that Evangeline clearly observes the need for characters like Tauriel to round out these narratives and demonstrate that women do have a place in the fantasy genre.
I don’t understand…we reblog all the pro-female things and yet when we get a good strong woman in our movie she gets hate. Either we support women or we do not.
I had these two captions, I didn’t know what to do with them as they were awful quality, but then I played a little bit with them… feel free to throw tomatoes at me.
Richard Armitage joins Adele on 1Xtra to talk about the new movie, getting into acting and teaches Adele abit of “Dwarf-ish”.
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