July 18, 1999
Questions & Answers With
Q: No hints on who's up for Gandalf? Not even a tiny clue?
A: Sir Ian McKellen is under consideration for
Q: Have you offered the role of Gandalf to anyone, for
example Sean Connery, Tom Baker, Al Pacino, etc.
A: Casting will probably be complete by the end
of August. Sean Connery passed on Gandalf. Too much of a time commitment.
Q: What do you expect the accents to be?
A: We thought the humans should be American, and the Hobbits
and everyone else be British. We definitely won't have anyone doing phony accents.
Q: How soon before we get the final casting list for
Peter Jackson's adaptation of Lord Of The Rings? I'm crossing my fingers that
Kate Winslet will be found somewhere in this project (Eowyn). Can you tell me if she'll be
in the movie?
A: I think it'll be end of September for a complete cast
list. Winslet's unavailable, I'm afraid. I think she passed on the project due to the
length of time it takes.
For more questions and answers with Deluca:
Der Herr der Ring