Harvey Weinstein is certainly one of the most controversial film producers in the history of Hollywood. He was convicted of one count of third-degree rape and one count of criminal sexual assault in the first degree.
Lord of the Rings’ director and producer Peter Jackson is certainly not a fan of Harvey Weinstein. Jackson approached Miramax which owned the rights to the J. R. R. Tolkien books, about taking the project to other studios due to creative differences. Weinstein, who founded Miramax with his brother Bob, allowed Jackson to take the films elsewhere with various restrictions.
While speaking on the Armchair Expert podcast, Elijah Wood revealed that one of the orcs in the Lord of the Rings film franchise bore resemblance to Harvey Weinstein.
He added that it was an intentional decision as a way to get back at Weinstein for all the trouble he caused for the franchise.
“It’s funny, this was recently spoken about because Dom [Monaghan] and Bill [Boyd] have a podcast, The Friendship Onion. They were talking to Sean Astin about his first memory of getting to New Zealand. He had seen these orc masks. And one of the orc masks — and I remember this vividly — was designed to look like Harvey Weinstein as a sort of a fuck you.”
I think that is OK to talk about now, the guy is fucking incarcerated. Fuck him.”
The Lord of the Rings film franchise remains one of the most beloved fantasy series of all time and many fans might just love the series all the more thanks to them mocking Harvey Weinstein.
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