Le­go­las Green­leaf

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MOVIES -

EV­ERY­oNE’S favourite Elf in the lord of the Rings turns up in thehob­bit even though he doesn’t ac­tu­ally ap­pear in tolkien’s chil­dren’s book.

Well, why not have le­go­las in the lat­est tril­ogy be­cause, af­ter all, he is the son of thran­duil and the lat­ter plays an im­por­tant role in this un­ex­pected jour­ney.

Also, elves are im­mor­tal, so the 60 years be­tween the two sto­ries don’t re­ally mat­ter.

For ac­tor or­lando Bloom, once he got back to New Zealand for the shoot, he picked up le­go­las’ ac­tion chore­og­ra­phy and the Elvish lan­guage re­ally quickly. “It’s amaz­ing to be back,” said the ac­tor.

the lord of the Rings films were such a trea­sured ex­pe­ri­ence for me, and I’m so happy to have the op­por­tu­nity to re­turn to this world and this char­ac­ter. And, bet­ter yet, I got into my old cos­tume when I came back, and it still fit!”

on a more se­ri­ous note, he added: “We’re all con­scious and re­spect­ful of fans of the book, and so I knew that Peter (Jack­son), Fran (Walsh) and Philippa (Boyens) wouldn’t stray too far. What’s great about the story they’ve de­vised is that you see how he will go on to be­come the le­go­las in the lord of the Rings.

“We also get an idea of where le­go­las’ an­tipa­thy for Dwarves orig­i­nates in this film. It cre­ates a dy­namic sense of his­tory for the char­ac­ter.”

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