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Apr. 11th, 2004 | 02:26 am
mood: amused
music: quiet house


Billy Boyd proves he's more of a man than Viggo
[from Alan Taylor's Diary in the Scotland Sunday Herald]

He’s wee, but he’s harder than Viggo

They say the movie business is all glamour, but Billy Boyd knows better.
Interviewed for today’s Sunday Herald magazine about his friend Viggo Mortensen,
the Scottish actor -- who plays Pippin in the Lord Of The Rings movies -- was
asked about the rumour that Mortensen had had a tooth knocked out during a
fight scene and demanded that he be allowed to glue it back in and carry on
filming. "People love these stories," sighed Boyd, confirming that it was true. "But
nobody talks about the day that I got two fillings without any anaesthetic,
and the pain was so much that my hobbit feet fell off."

Apparently, Boyd had an emergency appointment with the dentist, but because
he had lines to deliver in the afternoon, asked that his mouth not be numbed.
So agonising was the drilling and filling, however, that he began to sweat so
profusely that the glue holding his prosthetic feet on was washed away and they
slipped to the floor.

The irony is that when Boyd returned to the set he had to spend so long in
make-up having the appendages reattached that he might as well have been waiting
for the anaesthetic to wear off. "I thought that was a bigger moment than
Viggo getting a tooth knocked out," said Boyd, trying to recover some dignity
from the situation. "That was a spur of the moment thing. I had to commit to my
pain." Which -- needless to say -- we share.

So I crashed way too soon after our seder dinner, before my brother even left. I was so tired, I couldn't stay awake for Eddie Izzard. But then I woke up again and couldn't sleep. Will go to bed soon.

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from: helens78
date: Apr. 11th, 2004 07:01 am (UTC)

Oh, God, the poor thing! *pets him so much* I've had a tooth filled without anaesthetic. Never. Again. (I used to be really, really afraid of needles.)

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