HOLLYWOOD – It was belated revealed today that actor and Hobbit Elijah Wood is actually regular adult size and not as has previously been assumed tiny the way he was in Flipper and Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring.
The revelations came during an interview with French cultural magazine Chapeau, an extract from which can be read below:
So how is it you will appear to be an adult size in Breck Eisner’s new film The Last Witch Hunter?
Well, I am normal size. I mean I’m just 5 foot five inches. I’m not a giant but yeah.
So they’ll use CGI to stretch you, or will Breck rely on ‘forced perspective’?
Neither. I mean I’ve been in a ton of films as myself, I mean as my own size. You haven’t seen Wilfred?
Well you can see me now?
I assumed you were wearing some kind of prosthetic assemblage.
You can’t honestly have thought we were all Hobbit sized.
So you’re saying Martin Freeman isn’t…
Or Pippin and Merry?
Or Tyrion Lannister?
Ah well. Yes, Peter Dinklage is … that’s his actual size.
Mon Dieu! Je suis confused.
Elijah Wood fans the world over reacted to the news with a mixture of consternation and disbelief.
Becky Hamilton from Iowa had this to say:
I think it like sucks. I mean. If you’re going to be small in one movie. You should really be small in all the movies. Otherwise I mean. What?
Jonah Painter, the current mayor of Hobbiton, said that Wood had ‘betrayed his Hobbity roots and would not be receiving a warm welcome on his return to the shire’.
Elijah Woods’ new film The Last Witch Hunter is directed by the man responsible for Sahara and will be released in 2015.