Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd commented on script scene during talk-show
Actors Dominic Monaghan (Meriadoc Brandebuque) and Billy Boyd (Peregrin Tûk) of The Lord of the Rings franchise have revealed that a nude scene was cut from the script for the original trilogy. The two talked about the matter during an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, when commenting on the controversy surrounding the new series of the saga. Check below.
Mentioning the petition from fans of J. R. Tolkien’s work, who spoke out against nude scenes in the Amazon production, Boyd said a moment for “adults” almost appeared in the movies.
“There was almost nudity in the movies. Philippa Boyens [co-writer]… she wrote a scene because we were making some kind of joke, and she said, ‘Oh, it’s a new scene we’re going to shoot next week… When Merry and Pippin are climbing into Treebeard, he gets scared and shakes the branches, which makes you fall, and when you hit all the branches on the way down, when you hit the ground, you’re naked’”, said the actor.
The scene, however, was never filmed.
Amazon signed a contract in 2017 to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s story for television. The deal says the company can tell stories from the Second Age of Middle-earth, including moments like the rise of Sauron and the forging of the Rings of Power.
However, Amazon has yet to reveal which story it intends to tell, stating only that “set in Middle-earth, the television adaptation will explore new plots predating J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.”
There is no release date for the Lord of the Rings series yet.