This is from an article about Karl Urban (Eomer) in People Magazine. It’s on Page 145 of the December 2nd Issue that has Ben Affleck on the cover.
Thanks to TheBlueKat for typing it up for us to share with you all.
Status: He has a girlfriend and a 2-year old son
Residence: A home in Auckland, New Zealand
Breakthrough role: Eomer, a warrior in The Lord of the Rings:The Two Towers
Background: Growing up in Welllington, New Zealand, Urban got a taste of role-playing as Han Solo in neighborhood games of Star Wars: “I was 5, and I remember thinking, “Wow, this is exactly what I want to do.” By 1996 he had made a career of it, landing parts on two syndicated TV shows – Cupid in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Julius Ceasar on Xena: Warrior Princess. “Karl is ruggedly heroic yet imbues his roles with sensitivity,” says Rings director Peter Jackson, who cast Urban because “we needed someone who could hold their own against Ian McKellen.”
Winning Ways: “Karl has a confident charm that allows him to be tousled without seeming unkempt,” says Melissa Blakem a writer on Hercules and Xena. The trick Urban points out, is “putting on the clothes I had on the day before – if they arn’t too dirty.”