Evangeline Lilly ‘Honored’ To Appear On New Zealand ‘Hobbit’ Stamps

Evangeline Lilly is apparently thrilled to appear on a series of New Zealand postage stamps inspired by Peter Jacksons’ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

The promotional machine for the next installment of the trilogy is currently in full swing. In addition to trailers and a slew of promotional stills, the New Zealand Post recently unveiled a series of stamps featuring characters from the next Hobbit flick.

One of the stamps in question features star Evangeline Lilly as the Elf warrior Tauriel. Since the former Lost star has nothing but love for New Zealand and Peter Jackson’s films, she was understandably excited about having her visage appear on one of the stamps.

“I’m on a stamp and coin from Middle-earth. It doesn’t get much cooler than that. I have so much love for New Zealand and so I’m honored that she is showing me such love,” she said in the official press release.

During her chat with Total Film earlier this year, Evangeline Lilly dropped some details about her character. Although Tauriel doesn’t appear in the books by J.R.R. Tolkien, Jackson reportedly thought the story could use a strong female presence.

“She’s a very, very young elf. She’s only 600 years old, unlike Legolas who’s like, 1,900 years old and Thranduil who’s about 3,000 years old. She doesn’t have quite the wisdom and pose that those two boys do; she’s a little more… gritty. A little more spontaneous, passionate perhaps,” Lilly explained to the publication.

She added, “To play this character I need to have a certain amount of grace. But I’m also supposed to be an absolutely ruthless, deadly killer.”

Evangeline Lilly was among the famous faces who attended the premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Monday. The 34-year-old actress was reportedly joined by Orlando Bloom at the event. Check out some images of Lilly and her co-stars at the premiere below.

Here’s Lilly as Tauriel on the aforementioned stamp.

Are you a fan of Evangeline Lilly? What do you think about the actress appearing as Tauriel on the New Zealand Post’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug stamps?