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Elijah Wood says he will always be Frodo

2014-11-07 21:01

Los Angeles - 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."

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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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