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Elijah Wood: Hugely Influenced by 'Lord of the Rings'

Elijah Wood: Hugely Influenced by 'Lord of the Rings'

Elijah Wood walks with friends to see Stevie Wonder in concert on Sunday (July 24) at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood.

Before the performance, the 30-year-old Wilfred actor and his pals ate at Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles.

Elijah recently spoke with TV Guide about his time playing Frodo in the Lord of the Rings films.

“Those movies were hugely influential in my development as a person, but I laugh sometimes at how big a deal the Rings are for other people,” he said.

“I did my best, but it’s not like I think about Frodo much anymore. It was eight years ago. I’ve moved on,” Elijah added.

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14 Comments

# 1

Well, he hasn’t really moved on.
I mean, since he will be playing Frodo in The Hobbit.
Which, BTW, I can’t wait to see.

# 2

If he doesn’t understand why LOTR is a big deal to people he’s shallow and has no concept of the books and story – even after starring in the movie. People connect to the characters and the story itself because its timeless, magical and speaks to all of us in different ways…Who hasn’t carried a burden, needed a friend, walked thru fire to finish the race….Come on Elijah…think before you speak rather than laugh at people for having a passion for the very movie/story that kept you on the map.

# 3

I think he means it more in terms of himself.. If you read the link, he talks about how a lady asked him to compare his character in Wilfred to Frodo. I mean, that I can understand – it’s boring, sloppy journalism – he has done other things in the last 8 years, and everybody has to move on.

# 4

How can he say that?!!?!! I mean, how DARE he? That movie made him famous. He comes off as arrogant and ungrateful to me here. ” I laugh sometimes at how big a deal the Rings are for other people”, seriously???……………….REALLY? If it weren’t for the Rings, nobody would know who that short guy is. Ugh. I do like him but this bugs me. Oh yeah, he’s moved on, I CAN SEE THAT! That’s probably why he’s gonna be in the upcoming Hobbit film! Yeah right. Sometimes actors annoy the hell out of me being so disrespectful of their own fans (who’ve supported them and probably still foolishly will) and ungrateful of the movie that made them. Worst thing is their fans will defend them. Even when they’re clearly spitting on their love and faces

# 5

he always seems sooo sweet and down to earth :) !

# 8

you always will be frodo for us bb

# 9

@ 4

Apparently, you have no idea about who Elijah is honey. I’ll give it to you that LOTR was the biggest film of his career but he was famous WAY before it. People who don’t live under a rock (such as yourself) know that.

OMG! He is 30??!!
he looks 18 to me! wow..he is adorable though! :)

ummm .. the commenter who said Lord of the Rings made Elijah famous is not real bright. I have been watching Elijah Wood movies forever. The Good Son, The Faculty, Flipper, The War, Deep Impact, and The Ice Storm. Those are the ones just off the top of my head.

I believe only very young silly easy-minded ass-kissing groupie female rate and comment on this site! Get over yourselves and the fact that he’s a nobody now, idiots.

@ozzie: Go shoot yourself cause apparently you can’t even read between the lines. And you’re saying somebody is not “real bright”. Go to school and learn what analyzing a text means babe.

@ozzie: radio flyer. tearjerker.

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