Viggo Mortensen mentioned the possibility of appearing in the Peter Jackson/Guillermo del Toro production of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit while accepting the Jameson Empire Icon Award Monday night in London:
‚ÄúEmpire magazine was an early and ardent supporter of Lord of the Rings before it even came out. I’ve been thinking, I don’t know about you, they’re going to try to make more money from it now. They’ve got a Mexican making it now, with Guillermo del Toro, who’s very talented. Now as far as I know we’re not in The Hobbit but they’re going to try and find a way, just for fun. I’m not necessarily against the idea. They may try to link that book to the book we were in. But I was looking at Tolkien’s version of the world. In order to do a prequel to The Lord of the Rings, I’d probably have to be changing Boromir’s diapers because I live longer or whatever.”
UPDATE: Kris Tapley questions the usefulness of awards like these.