Merry in The Lord Of The Rings
Monaghan has played not one, but two SFX-worthy roles: Charlie Pace in Lost and Meriadoc Brandybuck in The
Lord Of The Rings trilogy. we asked him to choose which to talk about when we met him at horror Channel FrightFest, where he was premiering new horror Pet – due out in the UK next February. he picked Merry because, “as a rock star, Charlie was probably always answering Q&As…”
Would you play Merry again?
Yeah, I would. Merry had a lot of qualities that I admired – he looks after his friends, he’s sensitive, he loves the environment.
Did you take anything from the set?
I got my sword from Rohan. It’s heavy and beautiful. If I was getting burgled and I had my sword I’d probably be alright.
Which aspect of Merry’s character do you wish you had?
He’s a great friend. He’s willing to die for his friends, and in happier times he was always quick to laugh. If you had the choice to do anything today, why not make people laugh and smile?
Is there anything from the films that you wish was real?
The respect for nature that they have in that trilogy is incredible.
What would it say on his gravestone?
“A friend, a fighter, and someone who enjoyed the finer things in life. He was surrounded by people that he loved.”