Monday, October 24, 2011

LOTR Hobbit Reunion in Dec Empire Magazine! (updated)

Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd were reunited last month for an Empire Magazine shoot that will be part of their LOTR 10th birthday party feature in the December issue.

Updated image, click for larger version. Source.

We believe the shoot took place in Toronto on or around September 15, just after Sean finished his appearance at the Story 2011 conference in Chicago. Billy and Dom were in Toronto for other events, but Elijah flew east for this shoot.

Update: Some suggest the shoot took place a few days earlier in LA. This seems likely now.


  1. This shoot definitely didn't take place Sept. 15th in Toronto. Elijah DJed in LA that night for the LA Confidential Pre-Emmy party.

    I doubt that it happened in Toronto at all. A friend met Billy there and he told her that he wouldn't get to see Dom in Toronto because Dom would only fly in on the day he'd leave.

    I believe these pics were taken in LA. Dom, Elijah and Billy were photographed together in LA with several friends and that pic was posted on Sept.13th...

    By the way, the second pic is a private pic. Not quite sure if you knew!

  2. Jess, thanks for the info. I've removed the second pic.

    The reason I guessed the 15th is Dom and Sean were seen in similar clothes earlier that day, and I knew both Dom and Billy were in Toronto. I had not heard Billy was in LA, though he was in various parts of eastern CA for a while.

  3. Yeah, I know about the clothes. It made me wonder as well, but Billy must have been in LA before he went to Toronto because that pic that was posted on Sept. 13th was very recent and it had Billy, Elijah and Dom in it as well as several of their LA friends in front of an LA restaurant.

    Also someone on twitter posted that the interview was done by Empire's LA correspondent. Of course I am not sure, but I think the photoshoot took place in LA.

    And Elijah hasn't been to Toronto. There hasn't been a single sighting of him anywhere in or near Toronto.

    Guess we'll have to wait and see until we have the whole article:)

  4. I want to see the interview, where can I read it?! T_T <3333

  5. Hilda, the whole magazine section is posted on TORN and the full hobbit interview here: