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Sean Astin Talks The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson & More
1 hour 39 minutes Posted Dec 3, 2020 at 1:46 pm.
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Samwise himself Sean Astin joins us this week for a wonderful interview all about The Lord of the Rings. It's rare that you get to interview a cast member of a beloved franchise, and even more rare to get to interview about said franchise. We had a blast chatting with Sean Astin about his last scene on set, gallivanting about New Zealand with a cool guy like Ian McKellen, the time Peter Jackson crushed him with a single note, and so much more. It really turned out to be a highlight reel of awesome Lord of the Rings stories.

In the bulk of the show, we discuss Wonder Woman 1984's move to HBO Max. (Note: this was recorded before the bombshell news of Warner Bros. 2021 slate. More on that next week.) Sean and Jake wee able to interview George Clooney recently, and so they gush about the process and his unbelievable levels of charm before getting into the movies dropping this week.

Finally, we celebrate Angela Bassett's staggering talent and career with our BlendGame. Next week, we're looking at our favorite directors who started as actors with #ActorTurnedDirectorBlend

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