Elijah Wood Reacts To Lord Of The Rings Memes
"I've come to just accept that as a part of just this universe of Lord of the Rings expression that continues to expand and grow."
Actor Elijah Wood is out making the rounds doing press interviews to promote his new movie No Man Of God, and inevitably, people are also asking about The Lord of the Rings. ET Online recently caught up with Wood and asked him about The Lord of the Rings memes, which have become very popular on the internet. The "one does not simply..." and "keep your secrets" memes can be found everywhere on the internet, but Wood is largely in the dark.
He said in the interview that he only really comes across the memes when people show them to him. In any event, Wood said memes are just the latest creative expression of The Lord of the Rings fans.
"There's so much of that ephemera that has continued to express itself, or I mean started expressing itself relatively soon after the films were initially released," he said. "So I've come to just accept that as a part of just this universe of Lord of the Rings expression that continues to expand and grow. People send me these things occasionally like, 'Have you seen this?' I'm like, 'No, but that's funny. Thanks?'"
"It's funny because I actually don't see a lot of it. For instance, the 'Keep Your Secrets' thing, which became a meme, people asked me about it and I hadn't seen it," Wood added. "So people were referencing it like it was a pop culture thing, which it clearly was, but I hadn't seen it."
Wood said he doesn't spend a lot of time on social media, which may be good for his health, and this may explain why he is missing out on the Lord of the Rings memes. "I'm not exposed to that many memes, maybe. So I think I just totally missed it, and maybe I miss a lot of it and maybe that's for the best," he said.
Lord of the Rings memes are so popular, in fact, that they have inspired the game Wizard with a Gun. The meme of Gandalf holding an AK-47 was the meme in question.
As for Wood's latest movie, No Man Of God is a story about the relationship between the FBI's Bill Hagmaier (Wood) and serial killer Ted Bundy (Luke Kirby). The movie is out now.
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