Dominic Monaghan Confirms David Bowie Auditioned for a Role in Lord of the Rings

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It has long been rumored that David Bowie might have been interested in a Lord of the Rings role, and in a recent interview with The Huffington Post to promote his upcoming nature show (!), Dominic Monaghan described seeing Bowie during the audition process:

I was at the Hubbard’s, which is a pretty notorious casting agency office in London, doing an audition for ‘Lord of the Rings,’ and when it ended I went over and talked to John Hubbard, who was running the audition, and he said, ‘Hey, it went really well. You should wait around for 5 or 10 mins. We’ll give you some feedback,” He continued, “I thought, ‘Oh, OK, cool, and I sat in the reception office. As I was reading a magazine waiting, David Bowie came in and signed his little list and went in. And I’m assuming he read for Gandalf. I can’t think of anything else he would’ve read for. He may have read for something else, but I’m a huge David Bowie fan, and I was lucky enough to know his son now so just seeing him in person was pretty special to me.

Personally I think Bowie would be a more obvious choice for the role of Elrond, but he certainly would have made a bold, compelling Gandalf as well.

What say you, friends? What role would you have most wanted to see Bowie in?

(via Uproxx)

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