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Recently, TMZ caught up with Hobbit star Elijah Wood. Wood returns as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s anticipated trilogy of The Hobbit.
Wood told a TMZ reporter that he is convinced that the wranglers who brought forth the animal abuse claims are out for a payday but will ultimately fail in their efforts.
Wood stated, “heartbreaking…I never saw any of those conditions when I was down there.” He went on to say, “All of the technicians who worked on the film take the utmost care of the animals.”
Elijah, like many doubters, are suspicious of the timing of these claims that came out a week before the premier of the Tolkien classic.
“The momentum behind the movie is already so great that it won’t have an effect on the box office numbers” – Elijah Wood
You can see the video interview with TMZ here.
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According to Hollywood.com, at the recent NYC Comic Con, Sean Astin recounted his experience with the first generation of Hobbit feet that he wore during the filming of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.
While filming a scene in the Lord of the Rings and climbing a hill while wearing the glued on feet, Astin stated, “When you sweat, you start to slip around … and I thought ‘I’ve got a $250 million franchise right here!”
With the improvements in special effect and those in the creation of the new Hobbit feet, Astin talked about his conversation with his former co-star, Elijah Wood, about the new “Hobbit feet”, “Elijah says they’re so comfortable. And I’m like, ‘pissed off!” (laughing) “The new and improved XLS BMW hobbit feet — hobbit feet 5 [holds up like iPhone like Steve Jobs]”
According to Stahler from Hollywood.com, “Astin also waxed poetic about the magic of Tolkien. Though he didn’t know a thing about the author or his works when he accepted the role, Astin ran straight to Barnes and Noble and was immediately moved by the words in Tolkien’s books. “”‘Home.’ It sounds like it feels. And that’s all through the book,”" says Astin, remarking on the quality of the words Tolkien chooses. When he read the famous line, “”Don’t go, Mr. Frodo. Don’t go where I can’t follow,”"he says, “”Those words spoke to me and I wanted to say them out loud.”
And for the 80’s movies fans, Astin talked about a possible Goonies sequel, “I guarantee 100 percent without fail, no questions about it, there will be a sequel to Goonies.” I for one would be very excited if this were to happen!
Read more about Sean Astin’s upcoming project, Cabin Fever, in an article written earlier this year.
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The thirty-one year old actor/producer trades his Hobbit ears for a modernistic Milano suit in the featured interview for the urban styled magazine.
Since completion of the Lord of the Rings, Wood has gone on to star in several films including Frank Miller’s Sin City, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Paris, je t’aime which was shown at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, and most recently as the voice for Mumble in Happy Feet.
Wood’s artistic talents doesn’t stop there. In 2005 he started his record label, Simian Records, where he signed artists such as The Apples in Stereo and Heloise and the Savoir Faire. Wood also showcased his own musical flare, teaming with DJ and friend Zach Cowie. Together they forged the DJ duo, “Wooden Wisdom”. Elijah has performed his DJ prowess at such events as Bushmills Live 2012 Festival and the pre-Emmy party at The London West Hollywood Hotel.
In December 2012, Wood will reprise his role as Frodo Baggins in the the Lord of the Rings prequel – The Hobbit. You can also see him as Ryan in the FX dark comedy series Wilfred and the voice of Beck in the animated series Tron: Uprising.Read More
Renowned actor, Elijah Wood, aka: Frodo Baggins, has been confirmed to perform as a DJ at the Bushmills Live event. Wood will partner with friend and fellow DJ, Zach Cowie under the name “Wooden Wisdom”. Performing at Bushmills isn’t new to Wood, as he has a long history with events put on by the producers.
Wood, who has recently completed production on The Hobbit, returns as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s latest interpretation of one of J.R.R Tolkien’s classic tales.
Wooden Wisdom will join the two day festival which takes place June 20th to the 21st, at the Old Bushmills Distillery, U.K.
Tickets are available only from entering the competition on the whiskey maker’s FACEBOOK PAGE.Read More