Evangeline Lilly refuses to compromise her womanhood

Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' actress Evangeline Lilly has revealed she will not compromise her womanhood.

Evangeline Lilly has no interest in pretending to be a man.

The 35-year-old actress, who stars in 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies', has spoken of her determination to play well-rounded on screen characters, and insists she will not compromise her womanhood.

Evangeline said: "I don't like the idea of playing a one-dimensional character who is just fearless, strong and killer and has instincts and just thrives in dangerous circumstances - that's really boring to me and I don't think it represents what most women feel inside.

"I'm very proud of being a woman, and as a woman, I don't even like the word feminism because when I hear that word, I associate it with women trying to pretend to be men, and I'm not interested in trying to pretend to be a man. I don't want to embrace manhood, I want to embrace my womanhood."

The actress, who starred in the TV series 'Lost' from 2004 to 2010, also revealed she doesn't chase on-screen roles, saying she waits for filmmakers to approach her.

She told HuffPost Entertainment: "I have been a bit of a reluctant actress since the get-go, since the beginning of 'Lost'.

"I've been focused during the last five years on my writing career and I've just been fortunate and lucky enough to have some pretty great filmmakers come to me and say, 'We'd like you to play this role or that role.'"

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US/New Zealand
  • 144 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peter Jackson
  • Written by: Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay), J. R. R. Tolkien (novel)
  • Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Graham McTavish, Ken Stott, Hugo Weaving, James Nesbitt, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Billy Connolly, Evangeline Lilly, Christopher Lee, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood
  • UK release: 12 December 2014

Smaug's on the rampage, Thorin is consumed with greed and war breaks out. The final instalment of Jackson's Middle-earth adventures features moments of spirited action and some terrific performances, but like the other Hobbit films it pales in comparison to the episodes of the previous trilogy.


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