The Evening Post
February 24, 2000Rings
Star to be Seen in the Bath
Wellingtonians will get their first peek at some of The Lord
Of The Rings stars off the set on Sunday.
Elijah Wood, the Hobbit Frodo in Peter Jackson's $360 million
film project, will contest a celebrity bath tub race at the Wellington Dragon Boat
Other Rings stars will be Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd,
who play the hobbits Merry and Pippin, and Orlando Bloom, who plays the elf Legolas.
Participants and spectators alike will be asked for $5, with
proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House.
The race on Wellington Harbour will be held between noon and
Festival director Annette Cullen said the best viewing spot
would be next to Shed 6, behind the Queens Wharf Events Centre.
"We feel quite honoured that they ( the film's stars )
have wanted to play," she said. Other celebrity participants include the Capital
Shakers netball team.