Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan have theories as to which member of the Fellowship likely would have kicked the bucket.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

There are few things that people love more than a Lord of the Rings meeting, and Dominic Monaghan Y Billy Boyd, who played Merry and Pippin in the original movie trilogy, have created their own podcast called The onion of friendship, where they reflect on how to do LotR movies and unveils some entertaining stories from the production. Turns out they haven’t finished revealing behind-the-scenes trivia either; during a recent interview with IGN, the two shared some illuminating insights into what might have been if the producers of the trilogy had gotten away with it.

According to the actors, director and co-writer Peter jackson he was being pressured to kill one of the hobbits, even though they survived in the books. Fortunately, Jackson refused to kill any of the precious hobbitses, but Monaghan had wondered who the unfortunate candidate might have been.

“It’s a good job that didn’t happen because it would have been me … I definitely would have. There’s no way they’re killing Frodo and Sam, and the only ones left would be Merry and Pippin. They wouldn’t kill Pippin because Pippin has a very strong story with Gandalf. It definitely would have been me. I think Pete rightly said, ‘This is a very important written work, and we must stick to the text.’ ‘So he stood his ground. Yes, I’m grateful for that has not happened. ”


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The podcast itself is packed with engaging interviews from the trilogy’s cast and crew, as well as behind-the-scenes stories. An anecdote involves the scene from Gray Havens at the end of The return of the King, which Monaghan recalled as the hardest scene to shoot for him: “Well, we had to do it three times! If you were to ask all four of us, ‘Pick a scene that you can guarantee you only have to do once and never go back to.’ , we probably would have said Gray Havens, just because we were all crying like children … So, doing it three times, I definitely think the third version that I did, the one in the movie, is probably not that hysterical in terms of the state in The one I’m like the first, or possibly even the second … It was a challenge to do it. actors and you four are standing very vulnerable doing it three times. It’s quite expensive. ”

The onion of friendship it’s available wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify, as well as on YouTube.

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