The Winner of the Bath Tub Race from Ringbearer.org, February 27, 2000
It seems the Hobbits had a day of rest today, Sunday Feb 27th, and spent their
hard earned time at a Wellington water-front fun day. They were competing in the
celebrity bath-race...yes, they were paddling bath-tubs on the water, racing
against each other.
Orlando Bloom was the winner of the race, but it
seems that they were all enjoying their day off, mingling with the crowds and
getting wet. It was interesting to note that when asked by a TV One news
reporter about how filming was coming along, Elijah Wood commented that they had
seen about the first 20mins of the movie (spliced together) and that it was
looking really good so far.
The three 'Hobbits' are about the same
height, Orlando Bloom seemed to tower over them. Also of note was that Orlando
Bloom (Legolas) was sporting a 'Mohawk' hairstyle...Really! I hope he is wearing
a hair-piece for his part, it would look a little strange in the film!