Although it’s been two decades since the production of the iconic sitcom “The Lord Of The Rings,” the series remains evergreen and still insights interesting news.
This time, in the news, Oscar winner Adrien Brody expressed regret for turning down a role in the epic fantasy franchise directed by Peter Jackson. He noted this during an interview with GQ. He mentioned that he didn’t fit right into the role and didn’t understand the concept when the producers approached him.
Brody, a very tall man, said he was unsure what his character would have been in “LOTR.” Nonetheless, he would have been taller than an average hobbit.
“I didn’t understаnd it,” Brody told GQ. “I’m not sure whаt pаrt I would hаve been right for, but it wаs some Hobbit-like chаrаcter. I wаs on the lookout for something different.”
However, it wasn’t until he saw the movie in the theatres that he realized his folly. He clаimed he “felt stupid” аs а result.
“I remember going to see ‘Lord of the Rings’ at the movies with an ex-girlfriend,” he recalled. “And she turned to me and said, ‘You passed on Lord of the Rings?!’ I remember feeling so stupid.”
Jackson Approached Brody Again
A few years after Brody turned down a role in the “LOTR” franchise, the director approached him again to work with him on “King Kong.”
It was released in 2005, and Brody played the role of Jack Driscoll, an ambitious filmmaker who persuaded his cast and hired a ship crew to travel to a mysterious place called Skull Island. Its ensemble of casts included stars Andy Serkis, Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, and Jamie Bell.
While the three-hour fantasy movie performed lower than expected, it made domestic and worldwide grosses that eventually accumulated to $562 million, becoming the fourth-highest-grossing film in Universal Pictures history and the fifth highest-grossing film in 2005.
“King Kong” was also nominated for an Oscar in four categories and won three of them– Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects.
“We made a debut in Times Square and they closed all of Times Square. The Mayor was there and introduced us to the city. It was a big deal. My face was immortalized in a McDonald’s soda cup,” Brody said. “When does this happen to someone?” He concluded.
Brody’s Acting Trajectory
Brody began his foray into acting when he appeared in an Off-Broadway play and a PBS television film at the age of 13. When he did an act in the 1996 “Bullet” with Tupac Shakur and Mickey Rourke, he hovered on the brink of stardom.
He later received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his role in the 1998 film “Restaurant.” He then earned praises for his roles in Spike Lee’s “Summer of Sam” and Terrence Malick’s “The Thin Red Line.” His recognition became widespread when he was cast as the lead in Roman Polanski’s “The Pianist.”
The role won him an Academy Award for Best Actor. This made him, at age 29, the youngest actor ever to win the award. He also won a César Award for his performance.
After this, Brody appeared in four different films. In “Dummy,” he played Steven Schochet, a socially awkward aspiring ventriloquist pursuing a love interest.
In the film titled “The Village,” he played Noah Percy, a mentally disabled young man. He also played a shell-shocked war veteran in “The Jacket,” and father-to-be Peter Whitman in “The Darjeeling Limited.”
What Is ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ About?
“The Lord Of The Rings” is a fantasy novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien. The story was supposed to be a sequel to Tolkien’s earlier fantasy book “The Hobbit,” but soon developed into a much larger story.
The action in the movie was set in what the author conceived to be the lands of the real Earth, inhabited by humanity but placed in a fictional past.
The book, which was written in stages between 1937 and 1949, was originally published in three volumes. Since then, It has been reprinted several times and translated into at least 38 different languages, making it one of the most popular works in twentieth-century literature.
Is There Going To Be Another Spinoff Of ‘LOTR’
In August, Amazon Prime announced that there would be a spinoff of “LOTR” as a TV series, and it was slated for September 2, 2022.
On September 2, 2022, a new journey begins. pic.twitter.com/9tnR7WqDoA
— The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) August 2, 2021
The announcement came with a still image to promote the series. It featured a wide shot of the immaculate Middle Earth landscape at either sunrise or sunset.
It showed a city to the left that may be Minas Tirith and a figure in a white cape in the foreground. Naturally, fans are already busy theorizing about who this might be, where it might be and what might be happening in the image.
Per TV Line, the image came directly from the show’s pilot episode.