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Elijah Wood talks about the hobbit at sundance

The Salt Lake Tribune got a few statements from The Lord of the Rings star. Scott D. Pierce writes:

Elijah Wood is at Sundance because he’s got a small role in the film “Celeste and Jess Forever.”

That comedy was written by Wood’s pal, Rashida Jones, who also stars. “And she asked me to do it,” Wood said. “It’s a favor for a friend, really.”

But what people really want to know about is his role in a pair of films that won’t be playing at the film festival – “The Hobbit,” which is scheduled for release in December 2012 (Part 1) and December 2013 (Part 2).

“Did my part already, yeah,” Wood said. “I was there for a month. It didn’t actually take that much time for the work. It was sort of half vacation and catching up with old friends and half work.”

It was also a chance to return to New Zealand, where he filmed the three “Lord of the Rings” films. And returning to the home of his character, Frodo Baggins, was an emotional experience.

“It had been 11 years since I’d been to Hobbiton,” Wood said. “I turned 19 in Hobbiton. That’s [expletive] crazy.

“I stood on the hill looking at the hobbit holes and I was, like, ‘I turned 19 here and I’m 30 now.’ It was such a weird thing. And a lot of the same crew were there. That was the most bizarre. It felt like taking a step back in time almost. It was extraordinary.”

Wood has heard the criticism from purist fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books about his participation in the films. Frodo didn’t appear in Tolkien’s book “The Hobbit.” He wasn’t even born when the events in that novel took place.

But Wood wants those fans to know they shouldn’t worry about his small part in the movie.

“It’s lovely. And it’s very appropriate,” Wood said. “What they’ve done is clever and it’s actually a nice entry into the story.”

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  • mail.bsnet

    Elijah Wood is a really good actor and had fabulous work in the Lord of the rings movies.
    Let’s wait and see the surprise he has to offer us in The Hobbit..
    Andrew Fischer from http://www.ReneeCataldo.com

  • guest

    Really excited to see the movies, and especially interested to see how they incorporated Mr. Wood!  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=847380569 Zina Koufalexi

    I think it was the best thing to incorporate Frodo in the Hobbit. ;)

  • Leslie

    he still looks young.thats good i guess. i had no idea he was only 18 or 19 when he flimed these movies.got the best blue eyes i have seen.

  • Michael Winkle

    FRODO!

  • Kili

    i was crying when i saw frodo