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« on: September 28, 2005, 06:41:07 pm »

http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/living/12759842.htm

Another interview, about getting ready for the movie, and about fighting. Apparently he can box.
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2005, 08:11:28 pm »

Do you think you could post what the interview says here? I have to register on that site to see the interviews.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2005, 08:13:52 pm »

Frodo no more, Elijah Wood spreads out



  By Steven Rea

  Inquirer Movie Critic





Frodo is in the building.



Elijah Wood, the reluctant hero with the furry feet and a mission that will determine the fate of all hobbitkind, is sitting on a couch in a Philadelphia hotel. It's taken the 24-year-old actor a while to get back to life as normal, post-Lord of the Rings, and he still can't go a day without being "Hey, Frodo!"-ed by a fan - unless he stays home.



But with two new movies coming out - Everything Is Illuminated, opening Friday, and Green Street Hooligans, slated for Oct. 7 - and a couple of unusual, decidedly un-Middle Earthian projects in the works, Wood is moving on. On his hand he wears a ring that isn't carved with mystical Tolkien runes; instead, it's inscribed in Hebrew: If not now, when?



"A friend of mine gave it to me," says Wood, sporting long sideburns, dressed in hipster black, holding out his finger. "So it's always had significance, just as a result of that. But also, it's got a beautiful meaning."



Wood, who made his showbiz debut in a Paula Abdul music video when he was 8, starred in some kid flicks in the early '90s - Flipper, Disney's Adventures of Huck Finn. But even as a pipsqueak, he was more often found doing serious, grown-up fare: Barry Levinson's Avalon, Mel Gibson's Forever Young, the Macaulay Culkin psychothriller, The Good Son.



As a teenager, he played Sigourney Weaver's kid in Ang Lee's The Ice Storm, bringing his odd mix of wide-eyed wonder and spooky detachment to the Oscar-winning proceedings. And the whole world knows what he did in The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King - he smote evil, conquered inner demons, consorted with elves.



Everything Is Illuminated, opening at the Ritz Theaters, is something else again. It's based on Jonathan Safran Foer's 2002 novel about a young Jewish American (named Jonathan Safran Foer) who travels to Ukraine to investigate his family's tragedy-plagued history in the Holocaust. He is accompanied on his road trip by a blinged-out, hip-hop-obsessed Ukrainian translator; the translator's grumpy granddad, whose business is leading "Jewish heritage" tours; and the pair's mongrel dog, Sammy Davis Jr. Jr.



The film, both funny and sad, was scripted and directed by the actor Liev Schreiber, in his first time behind the camera.



"Liev had initially started writing a screenplay about his own grandfather," Wood says. "His grandfather was Ukrainian as well, and he started to write a screenplay about a man that goes to Ukraine to discover his grandfather's heritage. But in the midst of writing it he was invited to give a reading at a New Yorker fiction event, and the excerpt he was given to read was Jonathan's...



"He read that and immediately fell in love with it, and realized that it ultimately was telling a very similar story except that it wasn't nearly as dark. It was very funny and he felt like [Jonathan] handled the material so much better. So he called him up and got the rights... and asked if he could write the screenplay.



"And everything fell into place in a beautifully organic way that generally does not happen on your first film."



In Everything Is Illuminated, Wood wears thick-framed, Coke-bottle eyeglasses that seem to magnify his already huge, blue eyes. The actor plays Jonathan with a quiet, slightly disoriented, but determined air. It's a fine, subtle performance.



"He's kind of this empty vessel of a character," Wood says. "His awkward sensibilities, his neuroses, I loved those things...



"When I first met with Liev, he brought up Being There, and Peter Sellers' Chauncey Gardiner. That was one point of reference for [the character] that he saw - this man that doesn't fit in the world at all, and sort of lives in his own world. There's a stillness and an observational quality to the character."



Wood and Schreiber shot Everything Is Illuminated in the Czech Republic last year. Right before he flew to Prague, Wood was in London shooting Green Street Hooligans - the tale of a young American (Wood) who winds up in a violent gang of soccer fanatics. Also from a first-time director, Lexi Alexander, the picture doesn't quite hang together, but nonetheless offers a glimpse into a culture of rabid youth and sports zealotry that's never dull.



And what's in store for Wood now? Well, a total music geek, he's starting his own label, Simian Records, and hopes to have the first bands signed next year. (Check out his celebrity playlist on iTunes.) He has joined in on Paris, je t'aime, the ambitious anthology film in which 20 directors tell a tale of the City of Light. Wood's chapter will be helmed by Vincenzo Natali, of the Kafkaesque sci-fier, Cube.



Then there's Bobby, and Iggy.



"Bobby is a project that Emilio Estevez has been trying to get off the ground for a while," says Wood. "It's set at L.A.'s Ambassador Hotel on the day Robert Kennedy is shot - a cross-section of lives and moments leading up to that event. I play this character who is getting married to avoid the draft, and that's one of the many stories that are told, and intermingled, as it leads up to Kennedy's speech and the assassination."



And sometime next year, Wood is scheduled to tackle a role that will require as much serious metamorphosing as did little, round Frodo Baggins: seemingly mild-mannered Mr. Wood will star as Iggy Pop, the sinewy, vein-popping punk legend who founded the ferocious late '60s band the Stooges.



"I'll be playing Iggy Pop, which is pretty frightening," he says with a laugh. "I'm a huge fan of Iggy. It will chronicle the Stooges era, for the most part. And I'm going to have to do a lot. It's going to be a massive physical change!"
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2005, 08:23:45 pm »

Hmm,"massive physical change" is right. Ought to be interesting.


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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2005, 08:25:23 pm »

Hope he doesn't pull a Christian Bale to look the part.
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2005, 09:38:16 pm »

i hope the change won't be too massive.  that kind of scares me. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2005, 09:52:27 pm »

Thanks for the article, Seven!! I hope the physical change will not to be too schocking. I'm scared to death if something wrong happens to Lij during that change.

I wish the people stop calling Lij, Frodo. Just leave Frodo rest. Lij is going to get sick of Frodo. It seems the media wants Lij to do that.
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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2005, 10:02:54 pm »

They will eventually -- nobody calls Harrison Ford "Han Solo" anymore...

As for the physical change, hopefully he is talking about makeup, wigs and so on... or just a change of his physical presence.
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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2005, 10:08:22 pm »

Thanks for the interview Seven! I'm glad it went over all of his latest upcoming movies. Except Happy Feet, come to think of it.

As for major change, I also really wish he wouldn't do anything dangerous to his health, but Iggy is sinewy (I looked it up in the dictionary), and Elijah is going to have to be half naked and very skinny-looking on stage to have it work. He can't have a Frodo physique, or Matt Buckner for that matter. It does sound like wigs and make up too though.
I don't know, I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens...
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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2005, 10:09:50 pm »

Thanks for the article, Seven. So now we know who will direct his part in Paris Je t'aime.
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Quote from: MyFrodo on September 28, 2005, 09:52:27 pm   

Thanks for the article, Seven!! I hope the physical change will not to be too schocking. I'm scared to death if something wrong happens to Lij during that change.

I wish the people stop calling Lij, Frodo. Just leave Frodo rest. Lij is going to get sick of Frodo. It seems the media wants Lij to do that.


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Quote from: MyFrodo on September 28, 2005, 09:52:27 pm   



I wish the people stop calling Lij, Frodo. Just leave Frodo rest. Lij is going to get sick of Frodo. It seems the media wants Lij to do that.


I would be very disappointed if Elijah would ever say that he's sick of Frodo. He should be proud of LotR for the rest of his life, no matter how long people refer to him as Frodo.
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2005, 10:21:40 am »

Thanks for posting Seven! I hope that the massive physical change isn`t too big either. I don`t want anything bad will happen to him.
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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2005, 10:58:15 am »


Quote from: Seven on September 28, 2005, 10:02:54 pm   

They will eventually -- nobody calls Harrison Ford "Han Solo" anymore...

As for the physical change, hopefully he is talking about makeup, wigs and so on... or just a change of his physical presence.

RE: Frodo

I agree. I hate that people call him Frodo as though he doesn't have a real name. At the same time I think the Frodo aspect, while not completely disappearing, will wear away in time. Elijah is so gracious about it. He seems to understand where it's coming from.  It's going to take time but since Elijah is still working, I think people will grow to see him as something other than just a hobbit.

This "don't call him Frodo" stuff that the journalists write about is an easy lead, something that doesn't require much thought.  Therefore we see it quite a bit. 

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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2005, 07:55:41 pm »

Thanks Seven for posting this article.

They say at the top "Frodo no more" and yet further down they say "Frodo is in the building"

Personally, I don't mind if fans of the books/movies call Elijah Frodo, because it's said with affection.

But I do mind when journalists do it all the time because it feels to me as if they're doing it to convey the opinion that he's incapable of being anybody else. This makes me sad because there's so much talent in him.

Or maybe they just cannot see the reality and understand that Frodo was a character, exceptional for sure, but a character like any other.

Fortunately he does not have to depend on journalists to get interesting parts.
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