The Lord of the Rings: a beautiful friendship was born on the set

The Lord of the Rings always has an anecdote to tell us! Today, Dominic Monaghan looks back on his friendship with Billy Boyd born on the set of the film trilogy.

A touching filming anecdote! – Credit: New Line Cinema

JRR Tolkien’s work has fascinated people for decades. It’s no coincidence that Prime Video will soon be streaming Rings of Power with a long grandiose trailer. But everyone keeps in mind Peter Jackson’s film trilogy with its endearing cast. A juggernaut of the Seventh Art who has also given rise to beautiful friendships. As Dominic Monaghan, the interpreter of Meriadoc Brandybuck, explains, a real bond was created between him and Billy Boyd, aka Peregrin Touque, on the set.

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A strong friendship from the first day of filming

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A very real friendship – Credit: New Line Cinema

The Lord of the Rings creates very strong bonds. All the more so for the actors involved in Peter Jackson’s film trilogy. Dominic Monaghan remembers it very well since he became good friends with Billy Boyd on the set. The opportunity to reveal a beautiful anecdote.

I think the detail that really stuck in my head is just a little thing that I had completely forgotten. It’s just Billy [Boyd] told me that on the first day of shooting, I gave him a paper before starting to shoot. He opened it and inside the card I had written: If you watch my back, I’ll watch yours. Love, Merry’ for Pippin “.

–Dominic Monaghan

Dominic Monaghan expands further on this anecdote. Especially on the fact that everyone cared about the other on the set of Lord of the Rings. Which probably explains this natural alchemy on screen since it existed in real life.

Because throughout the whole trilogy, I always said to myself: Ok, I’m fine. How is Billy [Boyd] ? “. And if it was okay, then obviously at that moment I was thinking to myself: How Elijah [Wood] ? how is sean [Astin] ? How is Viggo [Mortensen] ? How is Orlando[Bloom]? “. It has become somewhat automatic. If I’m fine, then how’s my partner in crime? It’s interesting because it all comes from a paper I wrote on the first day.

–Dominic Monaghan

A very touching story for a long-standing friendship!

Source : WGTC

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