Apparently Elijah Wood was asked about that silly interpetation of Frodo and Sam’s relationship. Fortunately, Elijah replies quite sensibly on the matter.
Lord Of The Rings star Elijah Wood has hit out at claims Frodo Baggins and Sam Gamgee have a gay relationship in the JRR Tolkien novel – he thinks they are just good friends. But the actor – who is a huge fan of Tolkien’s epic adventure – admits he sees how the mistake could be made. Wood says, “They have a very close relationship that sort of transcends friends. Those feelings are probably there and they probably exist. I wouldn’t say that it has anything to do with homosexuality but it is certainly one possible interpretation of it. I don’t think Frodo or Sam, in the way they are portrayed, either confirm or deny it. But I personally don’t really see it from that perspective. I just see them as being completely tied to each other in a very personal and emotional way. Sam sort of tends the earth and comes from a very servile background, and he kind of dotes on Frodo, who helps and guides Sam. They compliment each other in terms of where they come from. That’s how I see it anyway.”