Well, after lots of confusion, I now know for sure that Elijah is in Prague - he arrived on Friday. Thanks to Allie, who lives in Prague, for this info. I hope he enjoys himself there - it looks a beautiful city.
I keep pondering about an article I recently read, which now I can't find. More precisely, I keep pondering about something Ngila Dickson said at the torn oscar party - that she'd seen almost every cast member naked - to which Elijah and Dom nodded in agreement. I mean - did she see them really naked??
When I read the recent snippet on torn about 'The Hobbit' it struck me yet again how very generous Elijah always is in his praise of others, and how very different to the rather bitter words of Christopher Lee in a recent article. Lij had this to say about Ian Holm's portrayal of Bilbo:
""I wouldn't want to play Bilbo having already played Frodo - it would be strange for the fans and for me."
"Also, I don't think you can out do Ian Holm's performance."
"Any actor would be afraid to approach the role after seeing what Ian Holm did with it as it truly is perfect."
Of course, Christopher's remarks about young actors appeared in a German mag and so may have been mis-translated, but if he did say that then it does sound very much like sour grapes for his scenes being dropped from ROTK and it also completely contradicts what he said previously in a UK mag - he was quoted as saying, in conversation with Ian McKellan (at the LOTR Cannes event)words to the effect that the film industry will certainly be ok as long as its in the hands of people like Elijah.
I wish I could look forward to 'The Hobbit' more - but I can't because there's no Frodo - and Lij is right, it wouldn't be right for him to play Bilbo and I wouldn't want him to. But still - if only Frodo was in it ...
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