Elijah Wood quotes

Elijah Wood

American actor and film producer. He is best known for his high-profile leading role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for. There's a real sense of completion now, because we can look at the entirety of the trilogy and say we've done it, our work is finished. That's a great feeling. And I think that, as it comes to a close, we look to the relationships forged in New Zealand and throughout the experience, and they will carry on. The fellowship will carry on. And that gives us great hope. Our lives will interweave forever. When it came to the end, I was very emotional. I was heaving, I couldn’t breathe, and the last bits of the movie really wrecked me. They gave each actor his own farewell, when we were back there earlier this year. You’d go on to a sound stage and Peter would make a speech about each actor and then bring in their sword and a clapperboard. I'm kind of insane when it comes to music, a little obsessed. I had a woman breakdown and cry when she met me which was difficult to deal with because immediately when someone starts to cry, you want to comfort them, you know, "Poor thing". I comforted her. I tried to make her feel better Yeah, we've never had that perspective on the relationship, but there is a real bond and a real closeness. Which was easy for Sean and I because we became so close making the film. So it's a natural thing to display and to show and I think it comes across without any real effort ... Frodo really starts to fail physically and emotionally and mentally, so Sam is there to kind of pick up the pieces and show his affection for Frodo and really almost carry him to the end. So that relationship is really important in this film, particularly. ... I think it's really refreshing and nice. I'm really close with my friends and affectionate, and I don't think that there is anything suspicious about that, necessarily. So it's good to show it and have it be an unisexual thing, definitely. My philosophy has always been to try to put myself into roles and films that are different. That intensified after "Lord of the Rings" because it was so massive, but it's something I've always believed in — wanting to change people's perceptions and challenge myself as an actor. I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.