Ok, So we have a casting change. Big deal, I mean I liked Stuart, I really did. I remember when the GODS came from up on high and told me the name ‘Stuart’. I was very excited. But these things happen.
Do you remember the Emperor from ‘The Empire Strikes Back’? It’s a different dude than ‘Return of the Jedi’ and ‘The Phantom Menace’.
And Captain Janeway from ‘Star Trek: Voyager’? A few weeks into filming there was another woman who was captain of Voyage (A montrealer, from my home town!) who was axed.
There many other examples of major cast changes in movies and television. These things happen. Think of it this way, Stuart was down there with the other Hobbit actors, and they didn’t get on, or maybe it was PJ and Stuart, who knows? But in an 18 month long shoot, that’s year and a half folks, do you think PJ would want someone who is causing stress to the rest of the cast or crew? or Himself? no way. Thus the descision was made.
I’m not going to comment on Stuart vs. Viggo, but I do hope that this change was for the best. Good luck viggo, if you indeed do sign the dotted line.
As for Stewart, we all wish you the best. 🙂