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Elijah Wood: ‘I was thrilled to play Frodo Baggins in The Hobbit’

December 27, 2011 at 11:50 am by xoanon  - 

Elijah WoodSteve Rose from guardian.co.uk writes: Since Lord of the Rings, the actor has avoided big-budget epics. But now he’s reprising his hobbit role and starring in a lavish Treasure Island adaptation. Is that the Ring? Around the ring finger of Elijah Wood’s right hand is a band of silver with strange lettering on it – probably Elvish. As a reward for his lead hobbiting services in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, director Peter Jackson reportedly gave Wood the original Ring. And he still wears it. Doesn’t he?

“No. This is Hebrew, ” he says, twirling the ring around his finger. “I know, it has a kind of a similar look to it.”

Oh.

“I do have the Ring, but it’s not inscribed, and it’s gold. But I don’t think it’s real gold – gold-plated. But, no, I don’t wear it. I keep it in a little box.” Not on a chain around his neck? “I carried it for a long time,” he says with mock solemnity. More..

Posted in Elijah Wood, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit on December 27, 2011 by