Published by Neide Published on May 11, 2019

Los Angeles Times released yesterday an article in which Lily Collins and her Tolkien co-star Nicholas Hoult speak about the movie, preparing for the role and J.R.R. Tolkien. You can read the full article below, plus check out some beautiful outtakes of the duo taken for the article in our gallery!

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The early years of J.R.R. Tolkien’s life play out very much like fiction in Dome Karukoski’s biopic of the famed author. So much so that Karukoski doesn’t really consider “Tolkien,” in theaters Friday, to be a biopic at all.

The film, which stars Nicholas Hoult as the “Lord of the Rings” author and Lily Collins as his wife, Edith Bratt, recounts Tolkien’s young life, from the loss of his parents to his school years to fighting in World War I. Much of that personal saga is unknown, even to super fans of Tolkien, a category in which Karukoski puts himself.

“I didn’t know anything about his younger life,” the director said during a recent press day in London. “When I started digging it was surprising. It was this fable of emotions he had experienced that are so readable in his own books. … It’s a story about youth and love and friendship and exploring his mind. It’s quite stunning that this story hasn’t been told.”

Hoult, who also grew up reading the author’s works, looked for fine details and nuance in his research, pulling from books and video interviews Tolkien did later in life. His goal wasn’t to do an impression of Tolkien, but to try to get inside his head and capture his essence.

“Nowadays, even if you don’t know someone’s work you seem to know them, just through how much news is covered and through Twitter,” the actor reflected. “You seem to know a lot about a lot of people’s lives. And this is someone who I was a fan of and when I read the script I was like, ‘Wow, I didn’t know any of that.’ It was … lovely to get to go back through his work and learn about what inspired him and the relationships that meant something to him.”

The actor prepared while shooting “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” and spent time between takes — in full costume and makeup as Beast — painting watercolors in Tolkien’s style.

He added, “You do all this research and then hopefully in the back of your mind, when you’re on set, it’s subconsciously there. Detail is where it all comes from.”

Collins had less to work with because Edith and her life aren’t well documented. A few photographs, including some of the couple together, do exist — the actress sensed a cheekiness to Edith, which she brought to the performance — and Collins was able to research what it would have been like for women during that period in general.

Published by Neide Published on April 25, 2019

FOX Searchlight has released a featurette on Tolkien‘s influence, featuring Lily and co-star Nicholas Hoult. Not only they speak about the influence, but we are also given a behind the scenes look.

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With Tolkien promotion happening right now, i have decided to create this post to place all interviews Lily and her co-star Nicholas Hoult give while promoting the movie. Any new update will be notified through our twitter @mscollinsnet!


Published by Neide Published on March 7, 2019

A brand new trailer for Tolkien, which is set to hit theaters on May 10, has been released and you can watch it below!

Published by Neide Published on February 14, 2019

The first trailer for Tolkien, the movie starring Nicholas Hoult that explores the formative years of the author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school, has been released and along with the trailer – that you can watch below, stills have been added to the gallery!

 

Published by Neide Published on November 7, 2017

Hello Lilyians! We’re taking a brief pause on our surprises to update our gallery with photos of Lily and her Tolkien co-star Nicholas Hoult on set of the film these past few days (including today). The duo were spotted filming in Liverpool and Merseyside.

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Published by Neide Published on November 3, 2017

Hello Lilyians! We have the first photos of Lily on set of Tolkien, the biopic on J.R.R. Tolkien. As reported before, Lily is set to play Edith Bratt, Tolkien’s great love, and eventual wife who inspired the elven princess characters in the Lord of the Rings saga. She was spotted filming a few scenes for the movie with co-star Nicholas Hoult, in Liverpool.

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