Sean Astin loves Sam and LOTR
As if we didn’t know that already, the guy BEGGED and PLEADED to get the role, and much to his credit he’s the only one I can see playing Sam, but this report from Damien in Philly really makes me happy. Sean Astin really LOVES everything to do with LOTR! He’s like a proud father! Check out this report:
I ran into Sean Astin about ten minutes ago in an elevator in Philadelphia. I recognized him right off, though he seems to have dropped all the ‘Sam’ weight. I asked him how New Zealand was and he totally lit up and said he loved it. I congratulated him on the role and told him I was glad he got it, since Sam is my favorite character in the story. He was so excited about the movies he was nearly shaking, and he whipped out a little pewter figure of Sam holding a sword and showed it to me. He also showed me the tattoo that the ‘Nine Walkers’ all had (I wanna see those tatoos guys! -Xo). It looked really cool and was written in elvish, but I didn’t ask him to translate.
Sean’s a really nice guy, although he was a lot shorter than I thought, and he had that ‘I know something you don’t know’ look in his eyes when he walked about the film. Just thought I’d send this in as an interesting tidbit.Posted in Old Spy Reports on May 24, 2001 by xoanon