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Which Is Elijah Wood’s Favourite Lord of the Rings Film?

It’s hard to pick a favourite from this iconic trilogy, especially when each part unites to form a legendary saga. But for the sake of picking the best, most of the LOTR fans loved The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. It’s an understandable choice, considering the mind-blowing cinematography of the action-packed battles and how the key moments unfolded. Even Elijah Wood has finally revealed the part he liked the most, but his pick is different from the majority. Elijah Wood is a well-celebrated actor for many films. But he is best known for playing Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings Trilogy. This year will make the 20th anniversary of The Fellowship of the Ring, his first LOTR project. During his interview with the ReelBlend podcast, the actor shared that this first instalment was also his favourite.“The feeling of shooting Fellowship was always extraordinary because of that group dynamic. Specifically, for me, it was getting to spend time with the four Hobbits as a unit, which was so lovely, and we all were so close. Being with Viggo (Mortensen) and Sean Bean and Orlando (Bloom), having that whole unit and working together on some of those sequences was just always thrilling, Most of the Fellowship stuff was shot in earlier days, so there was some cohesion to that. But yeah, I, like you, share a specific love for Fellowship of the Ring as well, as a film. There is something about that fellowship, the connection that they share, the cohesion of that journey, the start of that journey that then splinters off and becomes so many different things from The Two Towers on — and I love those movies, too. They’re incredible, and they’re dynamic, and super emotional. But there is something really magical about The Fellowship of the Ring that is so beautiful, and I think, yeah, remains to be my favorite of the three films.”So, for Wood, it’s the real journey behind the scenes that mattered more. Discovering a new set, new work culture and co-workers, trying to comprehend Peter Jackson’s vision, and navigating through J.R.R. Tolkien’s works thrilled him. After all, the memory of figuring out something new and great is always refreshing. And for Elijah Wood, it’s Fellowship of the Ring.

Written by Ipshita Barua