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Peter Jackson Considers Roasting Stanley Tucci in the Fires of Mordor

“We got a lot of people telling us that they were disappointed with this death scene, as they wanted to see [the character] in agony and suffer a lot more. We had to create a whole suffering death scene just to give people the satisfaction they needed.” —Peter Jackson on the ruthless test audience for The Lovely Bones [Reuters via Guardian UK]

“I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love.” —Dolly Parton [Spinner]

“Robin Williams came into the dressing room doing [Boosh character] The Crack Fox. He’s a lot smaller than I thought. The size of a cashew nut.” —The Mighty Boosh’s Noel Fielding [NME]

“In terms of criticisms, I agree with almost every criticism I read. It is hard not to be hard on the work that you do. So when I hear someone say ‘Nero was not complicated enough,’ I say ‘Yeah, that’s right’. Or if I hear ‘There are some moments—that crazy coincidence that Kirk meets Spock in the ice cave—and that took me out of it’, I can see that. I don’t really hear much that I don’t agree with.” —J.J. Abrams on his much-faulted Star Trek [TrekWeb]

“I’ve got so much I haven’t done yet. I’ve been a master of the snooze button in my life.” —Hugh Grant [Daily Express UK]

“When Bottle Shock came along I thought I was terrible for the movie but I really like the agriculture, how you grow grapes, and the soils and the rain and what are the moisture requirements; I got interested in those. I lost my sense of smell while I was doing an improvisational version of an Ibsen play in college and we were climbing all over each other making scenery with each other’s bodies, which you did in those days, and I fell backwards and I was in a coma for two and a half days. It could have been a lot worse but people who have head traumas and whiplash can lose their sense of smell.” —Bill Pullman on playing a wine connoisseur [BlogTalkRadio via Female First]

Peter Jackson Considers Roasting Stanley Tucci in the Fires of Mordor