Brooke: So next you're doing Lord of the Rings. Have you read the trilogy by JRR Tolkien?
Elijah: No, but I did read the Hobbit.
B: Did they suggest you read all three books?
E: It wasn't necessary, although I believe they were under the impression that I have read all three. But I don't think it really matters. The scripts are brilliant, and they've kept the tone of Tolkien's writing, which is wonderful.
B: How would you describe a Hobbit?
E: A hobbit is a very short, amusing character. They don't wear shoes. They have hairy feet and pointy little ears. My character, Frodo Baggins, has a wry sense of humor.
B: You were perfectly typecast.
E: [laughs] How perceptive!
B: I did kiss you, remember? I was given these Tolkien stories when I was a child. They should be required reading of an older age, just because of the lessons in them.
E: Oh, definitly. The stories reveal the darkness of the human spirit, and where they can go, as well as the extreme light.
B: You'll be shooting in New Zealand, right? Will you be there a long time?
E: 14 months, because we're doing three movies. It's going to be an adventure, a real journey. And I think I'll be a different person when I come back, as a person and an actor, and I look forward to that.
I hope you can use at least some of this!
Yep definitely used! Thanks to 'A.' for the tip!