NEW ZEALAND – An Unexpected Entry: The Sex Lives of the Hobbits: a new kiss and tell memoir by Sam Gamgee actor Sean Astin looks set to blow the lid off the night time doings in Hobbiton.
The Lord of the Rings and Goonies actor has already written one book about his experiences of making Peter Jackson’s epic three film saga: the incredibly whiny and self-deluded There and Back Again: An Actor’s Tale. But his new book looks to be an altogether different take. Among the many sizzling scandals, Astin reveals:
- How one Hobbit was famous for using his Mines of Moria ‘GANDALF!’ scream at the point of climax.
- How another pair of Hobbits had a competition to bag as many elves as they could in one night.
- How Peter Jackson organised orgies between the principal actors and their body doubles, which Andy Serkis would participate in via motion capture technology.
- Where the name ‘Gollum’ really comes from.
Many have suggested that Astin has fabricated everything as an act of revenge at not being gifted a role in Peter Jackson’s new Hobbit films, but Ian McKellen has said that “Every word is true. We had a lovely time and what the hell else were we supposed to do. We were in New Zealand for goodness sake!”
An Unexpected Entry: The Sex Lives of the Hobbits is available from Amazon and all good book stores.