Elijah Wood 'will always be seen as Frodo'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 November 2014
Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood has admitted he will never completely emerge from the shadow of 'The Lord of the Rings', the trilogy made by Peter Jackson

Elijah Wood admits he will never completely emerge from the shadow of 'The Lord of the Rings'.

The 33-year-old star rose to worldwide prominence between 2001 and 2003 - when he appeared as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's trilogy - and despite featuring in a wide variety of roles since then, Elijah admits it'll be tough to completely disassociate himself from the iconic character in the eyes of some film fans.

Elijah - who subsequently appeared in 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', 'Sin City' and 'Green Street' - told the Evening Standard newspaper: "I've done ten years of other movies. But 'The Lord of the Rings' will be with me for the rest of my life, I'd be a fool not to recognise that."

Elijah also confessed the pressure of growing up in the spotlight and the collapse of his relationship with Pamela Racine - his co-star in 'Everything is Illuminated' - led him to seek therapy.

He explained: "I highly advocate it. It's not an admission that there's something wrong, it's an admission of vulnerability.

"All these things bubbled up when I was 29. I'd just broken up with my girlfriend of five years. Someone suggested therapy and I thought, 'I actually think I need this.' I was an adult from a young age, I had to deal with so much familial responsibility.

"Some might say I lost my childhood. I missed out on certain things, but if anything that shaped me. By the time I really needed friends my own age, I had them."

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