Liv Tyler told SCI FI Wire that it is inaccurate to refer to the recent, additonal principal photography done for the upcoming The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers as “re-shoots.” “It’s not like, ‘Oh, there is something wrong,'” Tyler said in an interview. “It’s actually being done just to enhance the film.”
Tyler, who reprises her role as the elf Arwen, was among the cast called back to New Zealand for the additional filming. “Somehow they have the money and the time to be able to do it, and so they are,” she said. “I have to say, I think every movie should do that. It’s really great to shoot a movie and then look at it and go, ‘Ooh.’ You don’t really ever get to do that. And a lot of films don’t require that because they are very clearly mapped out, what they are. You shoot that scene and you’ve got it. With this, the world was just so, so vast and the amount of footage was so vast. There’s just so much material. It’s actually been a real luxury and a beautiful thing.
“I was just there in June, and it was really great to see everybody again. I cried when I left. I get to see Fran [Walsh] and Peter [Jackson] and Philippa [Boyens] all the time, and I get to go back to New Zealand and work more. I’ll go back next year [for additional Return of the King filming]. The next time will be the really sad time, when we won’t ever be going back again to do pick-ups. That will be really sad.”