Sunday, 3 April 2011
Billy Boyd’s Lord of the Rings prequel hopes dashed
Scottish actor Billy Boyd admits his dreams of playing a small role in Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit are doubtful despite news that Elijah Wood would feature in the opening sequence of the first movie.
The 42-year-old, who is currently in LA working on three forthcoming films, insists that he will still visit the cast and crew on the set of the new film and have his hobbit feet at the ready just in case.
“I have been talking to Dom and Elijah and we are all going to go back this year. We will all go together, like a reunion trip. We want to go and see the sets,” he told the Daily Record.
“And while we’re there, there must be something for us. They must need a hobbit in the background somewhere. I can even put my big feet on myself!
“I wouldn’t think anything will come of that but I am definitely going to go down there”
Since his career-boosting role as Pippin, Boyd has since starred in films such as Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and The Flying Scotsman, splitting his time between Scotland and LA.
However, it is the friendships bonded on the set of Lord of the Rings with co-star Dominic Monaghan, which has been at the forefront behind his latest challenge as they work on a script for a film they will both feature in.
“We were with the writers yesterday and are getting close to a script we all like. I think once we get to that point it will all go fast.
“We are seriously moving ahead with the film, it is becoming real rather than something in our heads. There are really good people involved.
“It is surreal comedy stuff. We are trying to get something different and really like the way its going.”