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Lord of the Rings' Bernard Hill Slams Amazon's TV Series as 'Money-Making Venture'

Lord of the Rings' Bernard Hill Slams Amazon's TV Series as 'Money-Making Venture'

Bernard Hill, who appeared in two of the three original Lord of the Rings movies, 2002′s The Two Towers and 2003′s The Return of the King, is not a fan of the Amazon Prime Video series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which was released this past September.

If you don’t know, the show is based thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s trilogy. Bernard portrayed the role of King Théoden in the films.

Click inside to read what he said about the Amazon series……

When asked if he had watched the series at all, he responded, “No, not interested. It’s a money-making venture and I’m not interested in watching that or being in it. Good luck to them and all that stuff but it’s not like the real thing.”

He was then asked if he thinks the franchise should have been left alone after the Peter Jackson trilogy wrapped up, to which he responded, “Completely, yes.”

He added, “I think they were pushing it when they made The Hobbit. The Hobbit’s a tiny book. They did it well – they did it really, really well. They expanded it [but] I think you can only stretch a piece of elastic so far. I think they managed it in The Hobbit because there were some really good things in The Hobbit without a doubt.”

Find out what previous Lord of the Rings stars have said about the new show.

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