Sean Bean – The Interview – Close-up and Personal with Boromir

by Apr 20, 2001Lord of the Rings (Movies)

Boromir (Sean Bean) at The White Council.
Some folks have all the luck! Nona at The Compleat Sean Bean apparently is one of them.

Not too long ago she sat down with Sean Bean on the set of his upcoming film, Don’t Say a Word, covering areas ranging from his childhood, his favorite films, and of course Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films. Here is an excerpt from the article:

“Lord of the Rings was something I always wanted to do. I read the book when I was about 25, and I was always hoping if it was ever made into a feature film that I would be involved in some way. Then Peter Jackson came over to England and I met him, and it was some time before it actually came about. There was a few months where we weren’t sure whether it would happen, or if I’d got the part…and then I finally got it, and I was over the moon. It was fantastic news, that…”

And what about Boromir’s accent, which has been the subject of rather a lot of speculation among fans in recent months? “It’s sort of a mixture of Yorkshire and RP. It’s not the Queen’s English, hoity-toity…it’s a sort of quite neutral accent. It’s got the flat vowel sounds…which actually quite suit the character.”

I tackle another subject of intense fan speculation…the part of Strider. Was he ever in line to play that part? Sean shakes his head. “I don’t think so. I think there were things said in the press…but it’s like that rumour where they had me playing Doctor Who. You get a lot of gossip.”

In terms of roles, Lord of the Rings ranks very highly in Sean’s estimation. “I’m proud of Lord of the Rings, and I want to be there to tell people to go and see it, and get behind it. I think it’s a once in a lifetime role, and a once in a lifetime film. It was made with so much care and passion and meticulous detail…and everybody was so behind it. Everybody in New Zealand…all the people were involved. They loved this thing with a passion. They’d read the book, so they were experts and fanatics about it.”

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