We see pictures from this October 2003 photo shoot in Central Park for the L.A. Times posted on Tumblr sometimes (I’ve posted them myself), so I thought I’d post a copy of the article that went with them.
Happy 43rd Birthday to the Queen, Cate Blanchett. Gloriously elegant and constantly mesmerizing, she was perfect as the Lady Galadriel. Happy birthday, Cate! We can’t wait to see you back in pointed ears this December.
Happy 68th Birthday to John Rhys-Davies! You gave life to not one, but two unforgettable characters in the trilogy, and we love your larger-than-life self! May the next year bring you wonderful things.
Elijah Wood is finally addressing those gay rumors. And unlike certain megabucks stars — Tom Cruise, for instance — he’s not threatening to sue. In fact, the “Lord of the Rings” star seems amused. Wood says he likes to surf the Web and look at doctored photos that put him in compromising positions with men.
“There’s one that’s called elijahwoodisveryverygay, which is actually a personal favorite of mine, it’s absolutely hilarious,” Wood said, reports World Entertainment News Network. “It’s this kind of joke Web site that maintains that they have proof that I am very, very gay in various photographs — photographic evidence (of me) holding hands with a male.”
Wood says some of the “photos” are pretty realistic. “I was actually at a film festival once… and this fan came up with a gift… I open the gift in front of all these people that I’m talking to and it happens to be a photo from one of these Web sites of me and [LOTR co-star] Dominic Monaghan making sweet love,” Wood explains.” If you didn’t know any better, it kinda looks real. These people have a lot of time on their hands and my hat’s off (to them) because it’s very good work.”