Miranda Otto Romances “Towers” – Sci Fi Wire

by Dec 13, 2002Lord of the Rings (Movies)

Miranda Otto, who plays Eowyn in the upcoming The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, told SCI FI Wire that filmmakers experimented with her character, but ultimately decided to keep her faithful to Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien’s depiction. “There were a lot of changes made just before I arrived to shoot the main bulk of my stuff,” Otto said in an interview. “There were different ideas of what they would do with the character.”

Otto added, “We shot some things that I thought at the time, ‘Well, I’m not so sure.’ Luckily, a lot of the things I wasn’t sure about [director] Pete [Jackson] must have decided he wasn’t sure about, too. We never went into [requited love versus unrequited love] with Eowyn and Aragorn [Viggo Mortensen]. I think we tried a few things that made her a little bit more vulnerable and, not comedic, but there were some lighter things for her. We were trying that out. They wanted to see if they could get more of that across from her, but I think in the end we all felt that, from the book, she’s not really that sort of character. She’s pretty much this headstrong, removed sort of character. I always felt it was important for her to be that way, and she is [now].”


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