From: LlamaStick

Great Site, been hooked for two years! Here’s a pretty close transcript of the ITV1 GMTV piece this morning. Nothing new, but thought you might like it anyway:

The segment was fairly short, starting with the first few scenes of the most recent trailer, and a voice over introduction.

Interviewer Voice Over: ‘LOTR is an epic adventure in every sense, all three films were made over eighteen months, and the land of Elves, Hobbits and Wizards was painstakingly recreated in New Zealand. Elijah Wood plays the hobbit Frodo, who is given the task of destroying the all powerful ring which is being hunted by the dark lord Sauron.

EW: I expected before we when down there that we would be taking a journey that would mirror that of the journey of the book, and it was exactly that. We went through all of these emotional changes, and we grew as individuals just as the hobbits do. It was an incredible experience, and I knew it would be like that, but I think it was even more fantastic and profund than I anticipated.

Interviewer : Did it ever get confusing, fighting things that aren’t there?

EW: Missed the mark slightly? I’m sure that happened a few times.

BB: I remember a great time doing this sequence, the sequence where Frodo was hiding from the cave troll. There was a guy with a polystyrene cup walking around with a stick! (Laughing)

DM: We had to throw stones at this thing!

Interviewer: ..and you had to learn Elfish?

Liv Tyler: Elvish.

Interviewer: Elvish!

LT: Elvish passage

Interviewer: It’s so lyrical.

LT: Beautiful. Such a dream to do, ‘cos I can’t really speak any other languages, and it was so nice for me
to have complete conversations in the film in the language, it was so beautiful, it made me feel really fancy.

Interviewer: So you’re going to go out to the pub now with your mates now and start spouting into Elvish?

LT: I do, if I have a couple of drinks, I’m like – I can speak Elvish!

John Rhys-Davies, and Viggo Mortensen>

Interviewer: Eighteen months of battles, of fires, magic, and elves, you must have been shattered by the time it got to finishing?

VM: Yes, but don’t you wish you’d been there?

JR-D: These are going to be some of the greatest films of all time, and anyone who’s had any part in them has actually had their finger on a moment of cinema history. They’re magical. You haven’t seen a thing yet.

Interviewer: He [JR-D] said it to me, it’s going to be bigger than Star Wars.