Hugo Weaving Really Doesn’t Want To Play Lord Of The Rings’ Elrond Again

Looks like the odds of Hugo Weaving reprising his role as Elrond of Rivendell for a Lord of the Rings project, like Amazon’s upcoming 2021 series, aren’t good. In an interview with Variety, when asked point-blank if he’d ever wear the elf ears again, he said, “No way. Absolutely no.”

Instead, Weaving says, he would be more receptive to revisiting his role as Agent Smith in The Matrix and its sequels, 2003’s The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions–he would have been in the upcoming The Matrix 4, but scheduling conflicts prevented it.

“Matrix might have happened,” Weaving said. “But Lord of the Rings, no, I would never–I’m not interested in that at all. Look, I loved being in New Zealand with all those great people, and it was like going back to a family but actually, to be honest, I think everyone had more than enough of it.”

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