June 15, 2024 12:44 pm

James Corden Comments on Auditioning for Sean Astin's Role in The Lord of the Rings
James Corden Comments on Auditioning for Sean Astin's Role in The Lord of the Rings

James Corden Comments on Auditioning for Sean Astin’s Role in The Lord of the Rings

Late-night TV personality James Corden once auditioned for a key role in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, but for better or for worse, he didn’t get the part. In the films, the role of Samwise Gamgee is played by Sean Astin with the actor appearing in all three installments. Many fans would say this was perfect casting, but if Astin hadn’t auditioned, it’s possible that Corden could have landed the role instead.

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​James Corden tried to get the role of Samwise in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but he says his audition was “not good.” Read More