When Elijah Wood recounted the tensions between the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars prequel cast

Elijah Wood opens up about tensions between Lord of the Rings and Star Wars prequel cast
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Fellowship of the Ring: Hobbits as Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Sean Astin and Elijah Wood
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Elijah Wood on the casting of Fellowship of the Ring: "I will always feel close to them, they are like brothers to me."
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Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis and Elijah Wood reunite at The Hobbit 3: The Battle of the Five Armies premiere (December 2014)
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Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman and George Lucas at the Revenge of the Sith premiere at the 58th Cannes film festival (2005)
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Elijah Wood on the cover of The Lord of the Rings Premiere (no 297 - December 2001)
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Elijah Wood opens up about tensions between Lord of the Rings and Star Wars prequel cast
Fellowship of the Ring: Hobbits as Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Sean Astin and Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood on the casting of Fellowship of the Ring: "I will always feel close to them, they are like brothers to me."
Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis and Elijah Wood reunite at The Hobbit 3: The Battle of the Five Armies premiere (December 2014)
Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen in Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman and George Lucas at the Revenge of the Sith premiere at the 58th Cannes film festival (2005)
Elijah Wood on the cover of The Lord of the Rings Premiere (no 297 - December 2001)

Fellowship of the Ring: Hobbits as Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Sean Astin and Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood on the cast of The Fellowship of the Ring: “I will always feel close to them, they are like brothers to me.”

Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis and Elijah Wood reunite at The Hobbit 3: The Battle of the Five Armies premiere (December 2014)

Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen in Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)

Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman and George Lucas at the Revenge of the Sith premiere at the 58th Cannes film festival (2005)

Elijah Wood on the cover of The Lord of the Rings Premiere (no 297 – December 2001)

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After republishing our review of the time – very laudatory – of The Fellowship of the Ring, make way for a few anecdotes told by Elijah wood in n ° 297 (December 2001). The actor was on the cover, in the costume of Frodo, and in the long portrait signed Tom Roston, the then 20-year-old actor looked back on the crazy experience of filming the Peter Jackson trilogy: 15 months of filming in New Zealand for a budget of 300 million dollars, thousands of extras, costumes and sequences to box …

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He explained first of all that he had become very good friends with a good part of the cast, in particular Billy Boyd (Pippin), Sean Astin (Sam), Dominic Monaghan (Merry) and Orlando Bloom (Legolas) (“I will always feel close to them, they are like brothers to me”), and was astonished to have little by little “turned into a hobbit” by dint of incarnating Frodo Saquet. “To be on this journey as an actor, but also as a person, it was incredible!”, he was enthusiastic before specifying: “Peter has created around him a world of cinema which is the absolute ideal. Like the Shire: a perfect world, never touched by the evil of the outside world. (…) The Hobbits are in love with life, with their friends, good food and great conversations. I feel like I was a bit like that before I became Frodo, but I think I am even more so today. “

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In this regard, he also told a funny memory mixing the cast of The Fellowship of the Ring and the second part of Star wars, Attack of the Clones. Extract :

“After five months of work on The Lord of the Rings, Elijah and other actors like Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd and Orlando Bloom took a week’s vacation and left together for Australia where they visited the set of another big dream machine: Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones. They met Hayden Christensen (the new Anakin Skywalker), Natalie Portman, and the other cast from Episode 2, and swapped their filming stories. But even though the relationship was friendly, Wood felt a slight strain. ‘We were kind of like the villains team, says Wood. We had this weird feeling that between these two trilogies, there was an underlying rivalry. They all thought we were a little weird because we kept asking each other our opinions, like Hobbits. They laughed a little at our expense. We really became the characters. We saw ourselves as Hobbits and we adopted the same relationships as they did. We loved being together, on set and around the lunch table. ‘ These brotherly bonds lasted throughout the filming. “

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