The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King:The Official Lord Of The Rings Website has an exclusive interview up with Miranda Otto who plays 'Eowyn' in the final Lord Of The Rings film hitting theaters this December. Here's a taste:
The big action piece in The Return of the King is the Battle at Pelennor Fields. How does it compare to the battle at Helm's Deep in The Two Towers?
This battle's bigger. I believe it was 10,000 Uruk-Hai at Helm's Deep and this is going to be 200,000 new and improved Orcs at Pelennor Fields. The new Orcs are a bit taller and more scary. There are also huge amounts of horses and stuff that we hadn't really seen before. I've seen bits of it, and it's fantastic.
Eowyn wields a mean sword. How did you like all that training?
Oh, it was great fun. The guys on the stunt team are really fantastic. It's really funny, because for all the aggression they have to display on screen, they're actually really happy, good-natured people. When we were shooting, they just said to me, 'You know, it doesn't really look like you're slashing him there. You'll really have to hit him.' They had armor, but it still hurts. But they didn't seem to mind, evidently they laughed about it afterwards.
Any extraordinary memories that you'll take away from The Lord of the Rings?
The first day I arrived at Edoras was really memorable. We had an hour and a half drive to the set, and we came over the hill to see the Golden Hall built in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by these white covered mountains, exactly as described in the book. To feel as an actor that you had so much to work with was really exciting. It was like being a child thinking about being a princess and having a palace and then you wake up one morning and there it is.
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