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Stuart Townsend

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==External Links==
 
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[http://www.ew.com/ew/report/0,6115,212325-2-2~1~0~,00.html Entertainment Weekly] - Original Stuart Townsend article.
 
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Revision as of 22:49, 21 May 2006

Entertainment Weekly asked Townsend,

"You were originally cast in "Lord of the Rings" as Aragorn, then Viggo Mortensen stepped in just before shooting began. What happened?"

Two weeks ago I finally read an article where the filmmakers said, "We were totally wrong about Stuart and we accept that it was our fault," which was so nice because I did get shafted up the a--. I was there rehearsing and training for two months, then was fired the day before filming began. After that I was told they wouldn't pay me because I was in breach of contract due to not having worked long enough. I had been having a rough time with them, so I was almost relieved to be leaving until they told me I wouldn't be paid. I have no good feelings for those people in charge, I really don't. The director [Peter Jackson] wanted me and then apparently thought better of it because he really wanted someone 20 years older than me and completely different.

External Links

Entertainment Weekly - Original Stuart Townsend article.