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TRANSCRIPT (TOTAL REQUEST LIVE)

C = Carson daily

C: OK put your hands together for the rest of the cast of LOTR, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom and Sean Astin!

(lots of cheering) They all hug Elijah and Liv and sit down.

C: Have a seat fellas! Have you guys done this for like a movie special already?

Dom: Yeah! We’ve done this for like the past 2 weeks…

C: It’s great to have you guys here. Tel me about New Zealand, and being in the mountains in New Zealand, what was that all about?

Billy: It was just beautiful…

C: Were you shooting there? Why were you there?

Billy: Yeah! Well, you know…

Sean: Cos they were there!

Orlando: Cos we were snowboarding…

(laughter)

C: What did you eat?

Liv: The food was outrageous.

C: Outrageous? Good or bad?

Liv: Just so delicious, it’s like you get so chubby and happy there.

Dom: Really good, yeah.

Sean: It’s all about sheep…

C: They don’t serve sheep!

Sean: 33 million sheep and 3 million people in New Zealand, it’s all about sheep

(laughter)

C: What does it taste like… chicken?

Sean: Erm… like chicken!

(laughter)

Elijah: Like frogs legs…

C: It’s like sheep jerky.

Sean: (laughing) You don’t say that in New Zealand, means something different out there!

(laughter)

C: Oh it does? Thank god I don’t have a vacation, I’m certainly not going there… Did you all go to Australia on vacation?

Dom: No, the 4… the 3 hobbits and Orli, went to the Star Wars set, busted some moves…

C: And how was that? Cos obviously there’s a lot of talk about the Star Wars trilogy and LOTR…

Elijah: It was strange, I think they thought we were weird, cos we refer to each other as hobbits, and the elf, so they were like ‘you guys are way to close to your own worlds, it’s a bit strange’.

Orlando: There’s no room for hobbits and elves here…

C: They probably didn’t build the sort of camaraderie that you guys did, literally, on the set while making the trilogy that you guys did, they were probably more actors, but Elijah explain the kind of bond, when you’re shooting 3 movies, that you have with your fellow cast mates.

Elijah: Um, incredible – we all became brothers, family, you know… We had about 6 weeks before we started filming, just to kind of train and get ready for the journey, and that was like every day together, then we spent all of our free time together so, I mean… best mates in the world.

C: So now that it’s over, what do you do? Do you call each other, stay in touch?

Elijah: Oh yeah, absolutely… I mean we’re constantly having to do press as well, so that brings us together, and these guys are moving out to Los Angeles…

Orlando: We touch each other.

Dom: We do touch each other.

(laughter)

C: Yeah I just noticed that, I just saw that.

Elijah: Well it’s a hobbit kind of thing.

Dom: Can I just apologize on TV for poking that girl over there in the eye when I came in – the lovely girl with the ‘I love New York’ T-shirt is it? Oh ‘I love The Calling’. (laughing) I poked her in the eye when I came out! BANG ‘oh I’m sorry!’

Elijah: Oh mate!

Dom: I’m sorry!

C: OK well people might not know LOTR, so lets start with you Sean, and go down the line, and sort of describe your character in the film.

Sean: I play Sam, Sam is a hobbit, and basically I’m Frodo’s gardener, and if he needs anything on the trip I’m sort of there for him.

Elijah: He’s got his back.

Dom: I play Merry, who’s also a hobbit…

Orlando: The gayest of all hobbits.

Dom: (smiling) …the gayest of all hobbits, as Tolkien said.

C: Is that a happy hobbit or a gay hobbit?

(laughter)

Dom: Yeah, a happy hobbit! And he’s another one of Frodo’s companions, you know, a protector and a cheeky kind of chappy, very good mates with Billy!

Billy: And I play Pippin, and yeah Pippin’s best friends with Merry, and we cause a lot of trouble.

Orlando: And I play an elf, Legolas, and I’m one of the nine of the fellowship, representing the elves, and I offer my bow to Frodo, to protect him with that, kind of my weapon of choice, my signature…

Sean: He’s wicked with the bow.

Liv: I’m Arwen, the elven princess…

Orlando: …and I have a crush on Arwen, the elven princess.

Dom: We all have a crush on Arwen!

Liv: Aww!

Orlando: She’s the elven princess, what are you gonna do!

C: Before we get to Elijah, were there any other female principals on the set?

Liv: Yeah, there were 2 – Cate Blanchett and Miranda Otto…

C: Your time wasn’t solely with the boys here… some female love in a year.

Liv: Well there were loads of women on the crew and stuff, but as far as the cast goes I was there the most.

Dom: But she’s… you’re a boy-girl, you love being a boy.

Liv: I am a boy-girl… except for they pinch my butt and lift my skirt up and do sort of rude things all the time!

(laughter)

Orlando: It’s all lies!

C: OK Elijah, lets finish off with you.

Elijah: I’m Elijah, I play Frodo Baggins, the ring bearer and I basically… aww…

Liv purrs at him

Elijah: I take the ring to Mordor to have it destroyed.

C: Do we need to set up the clip or just play it?

Elijah: Erm the clip, the clip, the clip… what is the clip?

Dom: Brandywine Bridge.

Elijah: Is it Brandywine Bridge? Being chased by ringwraiths.

C: LOTR, the entire cast is here on TRL, it’s out on Dec 19th

(cheering)

Huge thank you to Mim for the transcript.