Exclusive: Liv Tyler on The Hobbit and The Strangers 2

Actress Liv Tyler burst onto the scene in the mid-’90s and while she’s been slightly less active in recent years, she’s appeared in two fairly low budget indies recently, James Gunn’s Super and Matthew Chapman’s upcoming drama The Ledge. It was for the latter that ComingSoon.net had a chance to talk to her earlier today in a video interview that we’ll post shortly.

Many have been wondering why everyone else seems to be returning for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit but not Viggo Mortensen’s Aragorn or Liv Tyler’s Arwen, especially considering what a large part their romance played in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

“I actually don’t know a lot about it and I haven’t talked to Fran or Peter or Philippa at all,” she admitted when asked whether Arwen might make a cameo even though she doesn’t appear in J.R.R. Tolkien’s original novel. “I’ve seen some of the other actors, but you probably know more than I do, but I had such an amazing time making that movie. I wish that I could be in it.”

For a long time, there’s been talk of there being a sequel to Bryan Bertino’s 2008 horror movie The Strangers, which was delayed for years and then released, going on to be a substantial hit for Rogue Pictures. Tyler told us why she probably won’t be returning for The Strangers 2 despite rumors thinking otherwise:

“It’s strange. I’ve read the script. It’s been around the whole time, but I don’t know how real it is,” she said. “Bryan isn’t directing it, I don’t know what’s happened with it. I didn’t love the idea personally, but Bryan’s such a good writer. He had another project that I was obsessed with and fell I love with and kept trying to convince them to not do ‘The Strangers 2’ but ‘Let’s go straight into this thing and it can be ‘From the Makers of…’ ’cause it was such a great, also simple story but absolutely terrifying. Someone else has that now and they’ve actually changed it quite a bit. Who knows? Hollywood is so confusing.”

Look for our full interview with Ms. Tyler sometime before The Ledge opens theatrically on July 8.

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