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  • "I won't miss having to stand for two hours at 4:30 a.m. and having freezing cold glue applied to my feet. I won't miss two-hour drives to work or long, long, long, days sitting in my trailer waiting... waiting... waiting. I won't miss glue in my ears. But I would do it all again tomorrow."

  • "We all had such a great time together, and we wanted something to remember the experience. At first, we talked about a ring, and then we got on to the tattoo. It became a group project. We rang up this guy who had a tattoo parlor that was closed on Sunday--our only day off--so we convinced him to open up for us, and we had a real party, taking photos of each other and everything."

  • "I don't think I've changed as a person because of getting this part, and I'm going to keep living at home for the foreseeable future. I'm still the same sort of person who, when he's in the pub, let's everyone know he's in the pub!"

  • We work so well with Peter Jackson, because Pete understands Hobbits so well. Because he is a Hobbit. He has so many Hobbit qualities to him.

  • "I like to have a tidy kitchen but I am not too bothered about my room or living room etc. My theory is that when it's untidy I feel comfortable, like it feels lived in, and its only gonna get untidy if you tidy it so wait, wait, wait..."

  • "Elijah's a cool guy. I think the thing that linked Elijah and I together was that we have an intense geek-like love for music. We can both sit around and talk for hours and hours about Coldplay, Eminem and Radiohead."

  • "So we would play. The three of us [Dom, Sean and Billy] were constantly getting it right. Every time. Elijah tried a new way of tigging someone, we'd say "No Elijah, you can't tig on a tog" "You can't tag on a tig" "You have to do an elephant impression if you're gonna tig Billy and if Billy's going to tig you back you have to get on your knees and take your trousers down... and for like three weeks he [Elijah] was saying how much he enjoyed playing Tig."

  • Merry is the sharpest and wittiest of the hobbits, he's very intelligent, quick thinking and very observant. At the start of the movie he is in the prime of his life, very happy, very content. He has a big fat tummy and has led a good life. We find Merry not wanting to leave his home at all.

  • "I'd love to play a gangster but I think people might say I looked a bit too young and cheeky to play a character who'd just blown someone's head off!"

  • "My initial reaction to being cast as Merry was one of silent wide smiling reflection for a couple of minutes, and then of a huge rush of adrenaline, and I have to confess a small amount of alcohol intake!!"



**the quotes in italic are from 'Ask Dom' From Dominic Monaghan the Unofficial Site

Dominic Monaghan