July 1st, 2011
11:12 AM ET
Playing Frodo in the "Lord of the Rings" movies was a career highlight for Elijah Wood. In fact, the actor says he became a bit depressed when filming on the trilogy ended.
"I was 18 when I traveled to New Zealand, and I was about 20 when I left," he tells New York Magazine's Vulture. "Coming home, I just remember everything feeling kind of foreign. I didn't really know what to do with my time. It was really bizarre. I was more exhausted than I've ever been in my life. I remember feeling like I didn't want to do anything for a while."
Wood adds that he also "just didn't have any perspective on my life anymore, what that was about. It's kind of an unsettled feeling. It's like existing in a place and then being ripped out of it when that place was your home, it was your everything to you for a long time. Sixteen months is a long time."
"It's exciting because it just feels like a ten-year anniversary in a way. A family reunion of sorts," he says of the two-part movie adaptation. "And it's incredibly unique that a large number of people who were involved with the 'Rings' are involved with 'The Hobbit': on the crew, on a creative level, and a number of the cast. So it's going to be very surreal. It's a unique opportunity to revisit a major part of my life."
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" will hit theaters on December 14, 2012, with “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” arriving on December 13, 2013.
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