What were your inspirations, especially since [Tauriel] is a completely created character; what brought you to bring that power because there were a lot of ways you could have played that role that would have been along the lines of what we usually see for a girl in an action movie where she’s not in the adventure, she’s the prize…?
"And be feminine and graceful…. while slaughtering orcs" is basically my life goal.
There is this small cafe in the neighborhood where I work with tall windows, old wooden benches and a perched table overlooking the busy street that leads to the heart of DC. I have passed by it for years. In the mornings I think of how beautiful, small, and intimate it is; I think of how I would drink my coffee (black, always black), read my book or my newspaper, and simply linger. In the evenings, after yoga or the gym, on my walk back to my apartment, I promise myself that next weekend I will visit that cafe and linger over my coffee, or maybe the next morning, before work.
And yet, I do not. I have not. I intend to, and I should. And yet this is a good reminder that maybe the first thought should not be “I should go to Amsterdam or Paris and visit cafes” but maybe the first thought should be “how about that cafe I’ve been meaning to visit for years now that is up the street?”