Monaghan & Boyd Recall Viggo Mortensen Breaking His Toe and More


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Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd are perhaps most famously known for their portrayals of Meriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck and Peregrin “Pippin” Took in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, respectively. On Thursday, the duo took to the official Lord of the Rings subreddit, to answer fan questions about any and everything.

Check out some of the highlights below: 

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Monaghan on his favorite scene that featured Boyd in the trilogy: 

I like the scenes with Billy [and] Ian close to the end of [The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King] [where] Pippin thinks he may die…

Boyd on his favorite scene that featured Monaghan: 

I like how Dom played the scene where he says goodbye to Pippin when he leaves with Gandalf

Monaghan on Viggo Mortenson infamously breaking his toe while filming a scene in The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers: 

He deserved it for all the headbutts he gave us!!!!  

Boyd on if he has any special memories with the late Christopher Lee: 

He was in the same makeup trailer as the Hobbits and we would all take turns on choosing music and the Christopher was there he took a turn…..always on the heavier side with C Christopher Lee. A wonderful man with great stories.

Boyd on where he would live in Middle Earth if given the chance: 

Has to be the Shire. 

Monaghan on where he would live in Middle Earth if given the chance: 


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