During a visit this week to “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (see the full interview video here), “Lord of the Rings” cast members Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd addressed the nudity controversy. revealing that Peter Jackson’s film trilogy almost included nudity. himself. Monaghan and Boyd respectively played the roles of the hobbits Meriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck and Peregrin “Pippin” Took in each of Jackson’s three films.
“Here’s the thing. There was almost nudity in the movies, ”Boyd said. ” [Screenwriter and producer] Philippa Boyens… she wrote a scene, because we had made some kind of gags and put people together…[and] she said, ‘Oh, that’s a new scene we’re shooting next week, with the Ents. When Merry and Pippin are standing, Treebeard he is scared and shakes his branches causing you to fall, and when you hit all the branches on the way down, the moment you hit the ground you’re naked. And Merry turns to Pippin and says, “It’s cold, isn’t it? And Pippin said, ‘Hold me, Merry. “
Boyed added, “I called Dom and I said, ‘Did you see this new scene? We are naked!
Monaghan told Colbert he didn’t object to appearing naked in the film, joking, “I was kinda in it. I have a really fantastic ass. I thought it was time to take it out.
Since the scene in question involved Treebeard and the Ents, the nude scene is said to have appeared in “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”. As for the Amazon series, there is no confirmation from Amazon or the cast that nudity will be featured on the show. The fan petition against nudity (it was started on Change.org) has reached over 48,000 signatures and is counting.