Lord of the Rings actor Pippin shares Orlando Bloom’s funny story
Pippin actor Billy Boyd tells a humorous story about when he celebrated his birthday with Orlando Bloom while working on The Lord of the Rings.
Pippin’s actor Billy Boyd tells a humorous story about when he celebrated his birthday with Orlando Bloom while he was working on The Lord of the Rings movies. The actor starred in Peter Jackson’s epic three-part adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novel, starting in 2001 The Fellowship of the Ring. Boyd played the young hobbit Peregrin “Pippin” Took alongside Dominic Monaghan, who played his cousin and best friend, Merry Brandybuck.
Boyd’s young hobbit finds himself caught up in Frodo’s (Elijah Wood) quest to destroy the One Ring by throwing him into Mount Doom in Mordor. Joining a community of hobbits, men, elves, and dwarves, Pippin confronts the orcs, helps the Ents, and stands alongside the guards of Minas Tirith, before eventually returning to the Shire once Frodo’s quest is completed. finished. Even though the stars don’t know if a the Lord of the Rings A reunion event will be held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first film in December, they continue to share behind-the-scenes stories of the fantasy epic production.
While being interviewed for WIRED Alongside co-star Monaghan, Boyd shares that he had just turned 31 when production began, before revealing a fun encounter between him and Legolas actor Orlando Bloom. Boyd says he celebrated his birthday the day he flew to New Zealand, and that he and Bloom, who were traveling together, shared a bottle of champagne as they left London. When the couple then connected to Los Angeles, the time zone change meant it was still their birthday when they landed, so they blew up another traffic jam. Check out Boyd’s response below:
I was 31 on the flight over New Zealand. I was flying with Orlando Bloom. It was my birthday and we had a bottle of champagne in London. And when we got to LA, because of the jet lag, it was still my birthday. And we drank another bottle of champagne.
Boyd is not the only one the Lord of the Rings star to reflect on the franchise, Wood recently recalling filming his Frodo audition tape. Wood revealed in a recent interview that he recruited a voice coach and friends to help him film the three scenes required for his audition tape before sending it to Jackson. Wood also said one of the orc masks was created to insult recently convicted Hollywood rapist and producer Harvey Weinstein, following Jackson’s harsh experience with him.
Main photography for The Lord of the Rings lasted for a full year between 1999 and 2000, with pickup shoots between 2001 and 2003. With such an extensive production, there are many stories of incidents on set and friendships between the stars that formed. throughout production. Like the community in the film, it’s clear from Boyd’s story of his celebration with Bloom that a strong bond is shared between the cast that endures even 20 years after release.
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