‘Lord of the Rings’ Stars Say Peter Jackson Resisted Pressure to Kill a Hobbit

‘Lord of the Rings’ Stars Say Peter Jackson Resisted Pressure to Kill a Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings could have been down one hobbit by the trilogy’s end.

Franchise stars Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd are using their new podcast The Friendship Onion to divulge a number of behind the scenes details about the blockbuster films, which first hit theaters in 2001 with the release of The Fellowship of the Ring. Among the many things Monaghan and Boyd, the actors behind Merry and Pippin, respectively, have revealed is a potential character death that director Peter Jackson successfully evaded.

In an interview with IGN, the two actors share that at one point, Jackson was facing pressure “from above” to ...
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