“Liv Tyler follows her instincts, giving herself over to the material. She tries on new personas in One Night at McCool’s, Lord of the Rings,” writes John Clark in a special to the Los Angeles Times. Here is what he had to report about Liv Tyler playing Arwen in LOTR.
Based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic about the ring of power and Frodo and company’s attempt to destroy it, Rings has a huge built-in audience, the literary equivalent of Star Wars –although, as it turns out, Tyler’s character, an elf queen, is not in any of the books.
“We were in a bubble in New Zealand,” she says of the shoot. “It was like being in the old studio system. Dwarfs walking around and little people and huge people. And that was my normal life. And suddenly I came home and everybody wants to know about it, and I realized how big it was going to be. But I wasn’t really paying attention to that while I was there. I was just doing my job.”
Her job on Rings was modest, part of an ensemble.
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