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Title: Elijah's Fears?
Post by: maryd on April 08, 2007, 08:42:52 am

Hi I know i'm new to this board but i was just wondering if anyone knows what elijah is scared of? I read somewhere that he thinks we should all face our fears (this was in relation to doing Black and White, entirely improvised which I gather he doesn't much like) and I though it might be interesting to hear any more ideas? Thanks!

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: deenan on April 08, 2007, 10:12:21 am

i brought this topic up in my LJ around halloween. i don't think i've ever read or heard anything that would indicate what elijah's fears are. it's good to face your fears and i don't think anyone is fearless, so it would be interesting to find this out.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: kissed_by_an_anel on April 08, 2007, 04:10:34 pm

id never actually thought about what ickle lij is scared off, thatll sure be intresting to know

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: nuke33 on April 08, 2007, 04:52:36 pm

My guess would be that he fears being alone.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: kissed_by_an_anel on April 08, 2007, 04:59:04 pm

thats a point iv never heard of lij ever being single for very long, i hope he dosent fear that cos ud always think ur rebound skank

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: sani_84 on April 08, 2007, 05:01:29 pm

i also like to hear what he's scared of. I've never read or heard sth similar. Perhaps someone who get to meet him (perhaps on the DayZero Premiere???) could ask him that (if he spares some time...)? 8)

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: kissed_by_an_anel on April 08, 2007, 05:08:44 pm

owww :o whens the dayzero prem and is it gona be in london? if so i might go and see if i can meet lij.eeeeeeeekkkkk

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: sorceress1986 on April 08, 2007, 07:20:31 pm

[quote author=nuke33 link=board=1;threadid=32156;start=0#msg1086764 date=1176065556]
My guess would be that he fears being alone.
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You know, I get that feeling myself.

I kinda do wonder about this in the sense of his weaknesses, just because, as cheerful as he is, there seems to me to be something not quite right. I don't mean it in a bad way, but, like a missing piece of the puzzle. His taste in music tends to (but not always, certainly) run a little dark, with the smoking and the swearing "fascination", as such. I just get that vibe, you know what I mean?

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: maryd on April 09, 2007, 06:23:59 am

that would be really interesting to find out if someone could ask him...wish i could lol but if i met him i probably wouldn't be thinking straight enough to remember the question. that's interesting about him maybe fearing loneliness... i myself fear death because its scary to think that life will carry on without you...perhaps he fears this too as he says he loves life? Any thoughts? Thanks for all the replies!

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: Este on April 09, 2007, 06:51:57 am

A really interesting question. I've sometimes wondered if he's scared of what some people think of him - wasn't he persuaded to start smoking by someone? ::) That would kind of link in with some people's theory about him being afraid of being alone - he doesn't want to be left out or isolated. I get the impression he's a very "people" person, which is great (I've got a couple of family members like it), but like most things it has its down side and that's one of them. I don't know enough about his private life to pass comment really, but will be interested to hear what other people think.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: chuckie3d on April 09, 2007, 07:12:13 am

[quote author=sorceress1986 link=board=1;threadid=32156;start=0#msg1086803 date=1176074431]

I kinda do wonder about this in the sense of his weaknesses, just because, as cheerful as he is, there seems to me to be something not quite right. [/quote]


I wonder about that façade as well because no one is any one way all the time. I think he’s afraid of disappointing others. I also think he’s afraid of not finding true love (as we all are).

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: Lith on April 09, 2007, 07:45:52 am

[color=Navy]Guess all we can do here is just speculate, as I'm not sure Elijah has ever shared any of his fears with us.

The only thing that's niggling around in my memory (which could be completely wrong) is that I think I read in an interview one time that he is a bit freaked about doing stage work.

I wish he would do it, because I would love to see him portray Hamlet on the stage. Just a dream of mine... [/color]

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: Ich Liebe Elwood on April 09, 2007, 08:26:53 am

he's scared of dom. lol j/k i just wanted to say something. I have no clue.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: Saenger85 on April 09, 2007, 08:53:15 am

<~~formerly known as Jes85, since when I try to log in it says the name no longer exists, even though it's still listed as a member ???

In his book about the making of LOTR, Sean Astin suggests that Elijah's nail-biting and chain smoking are "trying to fill a void". I just wonder what he means by that. I think Elijah is generally a pretty well-adjusted person, but I don't know if he's always as happy as he tries to seem. I remember one interview where the person asked him about his dad and he was trying to say it wasn't a big deal, but his eyes were getting kind of glassy. I would imagine having no relationship with his father had a bigger effect than he likes to let on, and that could account for the void he tries to fill and being afraid of being alone, maybe.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: maryd on April 09, 2007, 11:16:50 am

I remember one interview where the person asked him about his dad and he was trying to say it wasn't a big deal, but his eyes were getting kind of glassy. I would imagine having no relationship with his father had a bigger effect than he likes to let on, and that could account for the void he tries to fill and being afraid of being alone, maybe.

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What was this? You could be right...its an interesting point about loneliness. Thank you!

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: Caz on April 09, 2007, 11:25:35 am

Maybe he is afraid of things he can't control, of being caught unawares. He is usually a pretty together kind of guy, appearing composed and seeming quite happy/bouncy but when he was Punk'd we saw an entirely different side to him. It was almost scary to watch how worried he was. That would sort of tie in with "filling the void"... Of course we don't really know him, so it's all just speculation. Sometimes I get this odd feeling about him though when I read certain fan reports, like he is not entirely happy... If his dad is one issue and he would like to be in touch with him but can't for some reason, then I don't think that it's not a big deal for him.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: Este on April 09, 2007, 03:28:38 pm

I've been thinking about this on and off all afternoon, about "filling a void" in life and about being around people. It must be hard sometimes to be someone well known like Elijah, because there are certain things you can't really do.

For instance, some of the best fun I have in life is in my online communities. I've met some of the people in two of them so to them I'm a real person. To the others I'm just a collection of pixels. :D I choose not to pretend to be something I'm not because, at the end of the day, whether I'm a middle aged housewife or a seventeen-year-old, no one really cares!

But with Elijah, and other well known people like him, it's different. They'd have to be someone else online, unless they were part of a community where they already knew everyone. If Elijah came here, for instance, and was honest about who he was we'd all be "Yeah, right!" It must be kind of lonely.

Mind you, I guess Elijah's life is too busy and full to spend much time in online communities - unlike sad people like me! ::)

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: ForeverFrodo on April 09, 2007, 03:41:09 pm

I think, like some of you have already said, that Elijah fears to be alone. I think that no one likes to be alone. Maybe the thing he fears the most is that all the things he loves will disappear and that no one will care about him anymore :'(

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: sorceress1986 on April 09, 2007, 03:58:31 pm

I very much agree with the "filling the void" and the issues with his father. He talked baout when something doesn't get vented, it ets worse. I see that a little bit understanding his situation. Mine is similar to his. I don't see my father, but I see my father's parents. I get where he's coming from and how stressful that can be in some ways.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks he fears being alone. Sure, many people feel that way, the difference is how it shows sometimes.

Jis well-adjusted-ness, to me, is a bit of a sign. Many child stars go off the deep end (the Culkins, Corey Feldman), while a few get past that, such as ELijah. For one thing, that's a hard precident to keep when you're often the example made with other "normal" issues to deal with.

On top of this, I kind of wondered if his size was ever an issue for him. I mean, before LOTR, I wonder if he ever felt insecure about it. There's definitely no reason now, and that sudden flip might have an effect as well (spoken from someone who started out as a psych major and couldn't handle the science part, BTW)

I'm glad we're getting into a deep ELijah conversation here. Don't ask me why, but it's refreshing.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: Caz on April 09, 2007, 05:24:30 pm

I know what you mean. I also find it refreshing.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: sani_84 on April 09, 2007, 05:50:51 pm

thats a very interesting question. I read your answers and was thinking about them very long and careful. I just considered how almost always he appears cheerful (and nobody can be that always), his smoking (Sean Astin mentioned about it too, that this attitude has more deep meaning than just a bad attitude he picked up), and his almost freak-like love for music. I also think that his fear might be loneliness, but mostly that someone will find out, how alone he feels inside. I think he's always feeling this loneliness inside, no matter how many friends, success and whatever else he's got. I mean, he has a wonderful mother, who tried her best to fill the place of his father as well being a good mother to him. but no matter how wonderful and caring she is, there is always a gap in his inside. Because for a child, its very important to have both your parents. And for a son especially, he needs a masculin pendant for looking up to. So he fills this gap with smoking and music. I have a friend, whos parents are divorced too, he is always gentle and cheerful, is never in bad mood. but sometimes when i was with him, talking with him about my problems and asked him about his, he never wanted to talk about, switch to other topic and just laugh. It worries me everytime, but i have the feeling that he is eager to hide his dark and sad side, just showing up cheerful, that he is afraid to do that. Sure, Elijah is a star and so i can understand that he doesn't want to show his problems in public. I think most of the celebrities don't. But as Elijah started acting very early, he was in the public eye since young age, also very busy with working, never able to live a normal average life. And so when his father left the family, i don't think that he was REALLY able to deal with his feelings about that, because he was busy with acting. And so there is something in his inside, which is not solved yet. So to deal with he has got music and smoking to express this gap. Do you get what i mean? Just my thought.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: sorceress1986 on April 09, 2007, 07:53:33 pm

You know, I keep forgetting about the music thing. I never remember to mention it until later!

The way he goes for it just seems like he is looking for something, like he's looking for an answer. I totally understand that too.

OK, I feel better now that that is out of my mouth

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: ElijahWoodx3 on April 09, 2007, 08:15:55 pm

[color=Teal]I too, believe that Elijah fears. I am sure a lot of his fears are the same as the rest of us.

-Being alone
-Not being succesful
-Having no friends
-Death
etc.

But I am also sure he has more fears than we can imagine. Maybe he's afraid of little things, like spiders, and we'd never know about it. Maybe he's afraid that because he is so popular, he'll never have true friends.

One thing that I couldnt get out of my mind was something my Aunt told me on Friday.

My Aunts best friends husband went to a Red Sox game one time. Don't remember how, but he started to talk to the man next to him. They started up a great conversation, talked about life, bought eachother beers, and became great friends by the end of the game. Of course, they're guys, and didn't think of asking to keep in contact in anyway ( ::) ), but they had a good time.
After the game, the man and some of his friends were talking. He said "Wow, that guy Elijah was really nice." and his friends were like "you DO know who that was... right?" he was shocked and said "No, of course not. He was just a really nice guy at a Red Sox game, right?" and they said "That was Elijah Wood." He didn't know who Elijah Wood was at the time, but he did more research when he got home and was amazed at Elijah and his life.

So I was discussing this with my Mom the other day. I said "What a great thing it would be to see Elijah Wood be himself. When the cameras are gone, the media is away, the fans are not all over him, and he is himself."

So I felt bad, he never really gets the expirience of being himself, having fun with friends, with no media around.

Then I asked my Mom why he didn't tell my aunts friends husband who he really was? And my Mom said "I'm sure if the word got out, Lij would end up singing autographs the rest of the game."

SO TRUE.
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Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: Saenger85 on April 09, 2007, 10:59:42 pm


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I have a friend, whos parents are divorced too, he is always gentle and cheerful, is never in bad mood. but sometimes when i was with him, talking with him about my problems and asked him about his, he never wanted to talk about, switch to other topic and just laugh. It worries me everytime, but i have the feeling that he is eager to hide his dark and sad side, just showing up cheerful, that he is afraid to do that.


My boyfriend's dad left when he was four and has had next to zero communication with him ever since. Well, he's usually a perky, happy person, but the one time he got on the subject he was talking about it for like half an hour and his eyes were getting all misty-looking, and it just made a major impression on me. I mean, I knew it bothered him, but I guess this just woke me up to how much of an emotional scar it really is for him, and one that is always there somewhere, chewing at him, no matter how happy he is in general. He even said he thinks a lot of the time that it would be better if his father was dead, because then he wouldn't have to wonder why he's out there and just flat-out doesn't care about him. I was kind of bothered for a while after that whole conversation, because I never really realized how much pain this causes him before that. I would suspect it's something like that for Elijah Wood too, whether he shrugs it off in public or not.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: Este on April 10, 2007, 01:59:10 am

All this is so interesting.

I knew Elijah's parents had divorced but didn't know he had zero contact; that must be really hard.

And ElijahWoodx3's story about the Red Sox game kind of illustrates my point too. It must be so difficult to just do the 'normal' things as a celebrity. I bet Elijah was so pleased to be able to talk to a stranger as if he were a stranger too, and strike up a friendship like that.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: maryd on April 10, 2007, 05:36:18 am

It's very sad to me that Elijah has no contact with his father. I expect it does play a large part in making him feel alone and unloved, sort of.

Another thought - anyone who has taken part in such a huge and successful project as LOTR must fear failure? I remember after LOTR and he was slighly depressed, wasn't he, so maybe that was his fear of not ever being able to surpass that. Thnaks for all the replies - glad I started an interesting thread!

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: lemonsticks on April 14, 2007, 07:41:22 pm

I'm sure many have innate fears, such as dying, drowning, heights, and being alone. But for someone like Elijah, who has numerous fans and others who know him without ever saying a word to him, it's hard for him to ever be physically alone. So perhaps that fear is even greater, if you know what I mean. I'm sure he's had those moments where he was surrounded by people, almost crowded, but he felt completely and utterly alone. I know I've felt that way before.

Also, as other people have pointed out, as he's been working all his life, perhaps he didn't get to entirely solve the problems with the relationship with his dad, and uses smoking, listening to music, etc. to try to tie up those loose ends. To fill that "void"

And I'm sure he has his silly fears too. I'd like to know what those are, lol. Like, I'm afraid of flies...they're scary to me, haha, I don't know if it's because they're just nasty, or what. I'm not saying that Elijah is scared of insects or anything, but if he was, we'd have something in common! ;D

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: Enara on April 14, 2007, 09:19:33 pm

[color=Blue]This is a very interesting topic. I have read all your answers, and you all have thought about this so profoundly.
I guess he can share most people´s fears about being ill, lonely, breaking with her current girlfriend, or about death.
I guess he must be worried about whether he will get more good roles, be able to fulfill the expectations; also I imagine that his new records label must worry him...
I don´t know, but I like to see him as a normal guy so I guess he feels fear about his job, his family, his future... just as I do.[/color]

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: DandyLion1992 on April 15, 2007, 05:48:45 pm

I remember one time when Elijah was on the Ellen Degeneres Show and he stated that he gets nervous when he is late for something. Maybe that could be thought of as one of his fears? ???

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: Haru on April 17, 2007, 09:32:54 am

I read an interview ages ago, and the interviewer asked for one of Elijah's fears - and do you wanna know what his answer was? WOMEN!! LOL!! Not as in a "Oh no!! There's a woman - i'm going to run away!!" - but he gets really nervous and doesn't know what to say, and he worries that he'll somehow offend them. His big brother used to scare him with stories about bad girlfriends etc...but maybe 'Lij has gotten over that little fear now - I hope so!! ;D

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: Enara on April 17, 2007, 10:59:05 am

Oh, yes Haru, I remember that comment... it seems he has manage to get over that fear pretty well!!

;)

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: kissed_by_an_anel on April 18, 2007, 04:12:34 pm

thats so cute, hes scared of woman- i wonder what kinda stories hes brother told him to scar him for life over woman. :'(

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: maryd on April 20, 2007, 12:26:20 pm

Ha ha thats sweet, I wouldn't have thought about that if you hadn't have said, so thanks! I think he really respects women and thats why he's nervous around them, rather than that he;'s scared of them (probably!!!LOL)

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: Haru on May 06, 2007, 08:19:25 am

^Well I was talking to one of my male friends the other day, and he said he had the same 'woman fear' as Elijah LOL!! I asked my buddy why, hoping that the fear/nervousness was caused by respect - but he said that ALL men fear women and not out of respect - men fear women because apparently we baffle them!! HAHAHAHAHA!! I thought it was very cute ;D

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: ElijahWoodx3 on May 06, 2007, 10:46:54 pm

[color=Teal]Hahaha that's funny, Haru. I love how men think women are so mysterious... we can manipulate them to do whatever we please!

Is there such a fear as becoming too successful? [/color]

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: Eandme on May 07, 2007, 03:49:17 am

Interesting discussion. I appreciate everyone's thoughts.
My impression is that Elijah is mostly afraid of disappointing other people, of letting his directors/producers/fellow cast members down in some way. He is extremely attentive when at work, and that tells me he really fears f**ing up in the work department.
I guess the same is probably true for his personal life. This is just a guess though as we have no way of observing him in his private life. But I think it's the same, he has been the chief breadwinner for the family since childhood, and even though his mum wouldn't let him feel it, I can't imagine it doesn't affect you as a person. He's carried enourmous responsibility, if you look at it that way, and I think that has shaped his fear of letting people down.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: maryd on May 07, 2007, 06:00:27 am

I din;t know he earned all the families money...that must be strain.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: Lorienel on May 07, 2007, 06:27:17 pm

[quote author=spongebob link=board=1;threadid=32156;start=30#msg1088900 date=1176927154]
thats so cute, hes scared of woman- i wonder what kinda stories hes brother told him to scar him for life over woman. :'(
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His brother told him that women are like an art museum - beautiful to watch but risky to touch, or something like that, and it's also hard to tell which one of them wants publicity and which one really likes the guy.

At least Elijah love his mother. :-*

[quote author=Eandme link=board=1;threadid=32156;start=30#msg1091075 date=1178524157]
Interesting discussion. I appreciate everyone's thoughts.
My impression is that Elijah is mostly afraid of disappointing other people, of letting his directors/producers/fellow cast members down in some way. He is extremely attentive when at work, and that tells me he really fears f**ing up in the work department.
I guess the same is probably true for his personal life. This is just a guess though as we have no way of observing him in his private life. But I think it's the same, he has been the chief breadwinner for the family since childhood, and even though his mum wouldn't let him feel it, I can't imagine it doesn't affect you as a person. He's carried enourmous responsibility, if you look at it that way, and I think that has shaped his fear of letting people down.
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Macaulay Culkin was in that state, too, but the story did'nt end out well, but Mac has managed to get back on his feet.

Once again Elijah thanks his mother for supporting and growing him as the person he is today.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: frodofrito81 on May 07, 2007, 07:08:08 pm

Yeh not many child stars transition easily from child star to adult star....I thank God that Elijah didn't go through what many child stars end up going through: a lot of trouble as adults. Great parenting is a BIG key...so you go Elijah ;D

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: maryd on May 08, 2007, 01:48:12 pm

Mayve when he was a child he was scared of growing up because the transition would have been difficult - luckily it wasn;t!
I think its really sweet the way he credits his mother in nearly every interview I've ever read / heard with him. She should be very proud.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on May 09, 2007, 07:48:38 am

Hi

Maybe someone should ask him that question, but I guess it is a very common question to ask in interviews.

I am scared of spiders (only mid to large ones though) Don't mind money spiders.

If i see one in my flat I will scream and run out of the room, my husband will have to kill it

And Bees, wasps (anything that buzzes)

If one comes into a room where I am I will run out so it doesn't come near me. :o

Elizabeth

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: myFrodo on May 18, 2007, 07:07:58 pm

[color=Blue]Probably Lij's fears are the same all we have. Being lonely or depressed. But at least he had been lucky, I guess he can have a private time at some point.
He chose to be famous and that's the high price of fame. Unlike Princes William and Harry who were born already famous and growing up in front of the cameras.[/color]

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: maryd on May 19, 2007, 10:35:06 am

[quote author=MyFrodo link=board=1;threadid=32156;start=30#msg1092427 date=1179529678]
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He chose to be famous and that's the high price of fame. Unlike Princes William and Harry who were born already famous and growing up in front of the cameras.[/color]

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Thats a good point to make, but I know myself that if I really loved acting and stuff and it thrust me into the spotlight, I still wouldn;t enjoy being snapped everywhere I go and stuff!

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: frodomyhero on May 19, 2007, 07:34:47 pm

Well since everyone is speculating, from what I've read about him, I would speculate that one of his greatest fears would be losing someone very dear to him........ his mom..

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: Aisling on June 05, 2007, 07:41:13 pm

Wow.

Just from reading this thread, I've discovered I have a lot in common with 'Lij -- some things we'd probably rather not have.

My father left when I was a baby and I had little or no contact with him growing up (I do now, but not as much as I'd like).

If you guys are right, we both fear failure and being alone.

I was terrified of men until I met my husband.

I already knew we had some of the same mannerisms from watching live interviews and stuff; I'll put my arm on a table and lay my head on it when I laugh really hard, or cover one side of my face with one hand when I'm shocked (I usually use my left; 'Lij uses his right). We even have a similar "Oh my God" kind of expression when someone does or says something shocking but funny at the same time. He got that expression during the "Hans Jensen" interview.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: overlithe on June 05, 2007, 09:15:17 pm

[quote author=Eandme link=board=1;threadid=32156;start=30#msg1091075 date=1178524157]
Interesting discussion. I appreciate everyone's thoughts.
My impression is that Elijah is mostly afraid of disappointing other people, of letting his directors/producers/fellow cast members down in some way. He is extremely attentive when at work, and that tells me he really fears f**ing up in the work department.
I guess the same is probably true for his personal life. This is just a guess though as we have no way of observing him in his private life. But I think it's the same, he has been the chief breadwinner for the family since childhood, and even though his mum wouldn't let him feel it, I can't imagine it doesn't affect you as a person. He's carried enourmous responsibility, if you look at it that way, and I think that has shaped his fear of letting people down.
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Good point....but where does that fear of letting people down come from....no one can be unaffected by the loss of a parent whether by divorce or death....Whether or not Elijah recognizes that some of his anxiety could come from the fear of rejection based on that early percieved rejection by his Dad it has to have left some scar. He certainly seems in denial that it has had any effect on him...perhaps he views it as a betrayal to his Mom who has supported him emotionally since his father left. Elijah is however obviously coping with his issues after all he is functional, well adjusted, a little anxiety/ fear tempered by a loving Mom and family is not too harmful. Anyway Our opinions are based on public Elijah...ive seen him several times and usually he is "on", Only once did I see him seeming a bit vulnerable and unsure...way back at comic con 2003..he seemed off...Turns out thats when he was sick pre appendectomy, obviously it must have been difficult to be ON..so the real Elijah (presumably) was there for a moment that day.

But it is all pure speculation...as we all know.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: maryd on June 06, 2007, 04:28:01 am

[quote author=overlithe link=board=1;threadid=32156;start=45#msg1094706 date=1181092517]

Our opinions are based on public Elijah...ive seen him several times and usually he is "on", Only once did I see him seeming a bit vulnerable and unsure...way back at comic con 2003..he seemed off..,

But it is all pure speculation...as we all know.
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Thats interesting,...but what about on Punk'd? Surely he was 'off' then too?
I think someone might have already mentioned how scared he was then.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: LijFrodo on June 20, 2007, 12:56:34 pm

I know so...Elijah hasn't got any fear.Fears are really bad.I have one of this...It makes me mad always !! I cannot stay alone anywhere !!! :(

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: maryd on June 21, 2007, 04:24:23 am

[quote author=* Mrs. Wood * ~bLuE dReAm~ link=board=1;threadid=32156;start=45#msg1096185 date=1182358594]
I know so...Elijah hasn't got any fear.Fears are really bad.I have one of this...It makes me mad always !! I cannot stay alone anywhere !!! :(
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I'm sure he has fears, everyone does! Its just a matter of digging deep.
Personally, I don't like being alone in the house at night...

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: natalie luvs lijah on July 08, 2007, 05:52:44 am

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I remember one interview where the person asked him about his dad and he was trying to say it wasn't a big deal, but his eyes were getting kind of glassy. I would imagine having no relationship with his father had a bigger effect than he likes to let on, and that could account for the void he tries to fill and being afraid of being alone, maybe.

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wow, I didn't Know his relationship with his dad was bad. thats so terrible. and for the people who said that elijah's always happy but think that maybe he's doing what he does best,acting, i agree. i have a friend who's dad was alcoholic, irresponsible( he gave her a beer then let her drive a car and she smashed into a tree noone was hurt.) and her parent divorced but never have i ever seen this girl other than happy and jumping around. shes 12 or 13 by the way in case the whole drink car thing wasn't shocking enough.

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: maryd on November 04, 2009, 12:13:42 pm

Looks like we finally have a solid answer! Deenan found this link (http://www.kitv.com/atthemovies/21462070/detail.html) at Halloween, where Elijah finally states what he's scared of. I'm sure people touched on this in the discussion:


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"I think it's like personal pursuits that scare me," says Elijah Wood. "You know, for an actor, I think I'm always scared by things that challenge me, things that are very different from things I've done before. Roles and experiences, working with people that I think are incredible, that sort of scares me."



Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on November 05, 2009, 01:57:28 am

I used to be afraid of starting new roles/jobs with people I didn't know. So you could say I used to be afraid of new experiences but not anymore, not since coming back from New Zealand. We had that in common me and Elijah to a point ;)

Title: Re:Elijah's Fears?
Post by: ElijahWoodFan12 on November 07, 2012, 04:16:45 pm

All of your answers were very interesting.. It really does suck that he has no contact with his father. I am not really sure maybe he is scared of being alone and maybe he is worried he won't have some private time . I read that he gets nervous when it comes to girls. He worries that they would only date him for his fame and fortune not for the guy he really is besides an actor. I think instead of using music to fill the void he really is a music lover.


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