US Magazine, December 2002.
For Liv Tyler, portraying the radiant elf princess Arwen in The Lord
of the Rings: The Two Towers fell
far short of being an ethereal experience. "My ears were itching, my
robes weighed too much, and they
were hot," says Tyler, 25. "I would
start a take acting all graceful, and
then I would trip on my robes."
Worse, the actress couldnít escape
Middle Earth on the set of her
next film, Jersey Girl, the upcoming romantic comedy with Ben
Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. "I love
[director] Kevin Smith, but he was
obsessed with me speaking Elvish," says Tyler of the language
created by Rings writer J.R.R.
Tolkien. "Every day he asked me
to talk like my character. I tried,
but the truth is I canít speak it. I
could just say my lines from Rings,
which was enough for Kevin. He
would turn bright red and get
weak in the knees."
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