Billy Boyd Reveals ‘There Was Almost Nudity’ in Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy

Amazon’s upcoming “Lord of the Rings” television series has already found itself in hot water after a report surfaced several weeks ago that the production had hired intimacy coordinators and ensured in the casting process that actors be comfortable with appearing in nude scenes.

Thousands of “Rings” fans reacted to the report by signing a petition urging the Amazon series not to include nudity.

The fans want to prevent the “Rings” series from including gratuitous sex, as HBO’s “Game of Thrones” did.During a visit this week to “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (see the full interview video here), “Lord of the Rings” movie actors Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd touched upon the nudity controversy by revealing Peter Jackson’s film trilogy almost included nudity itself.

Monaghan and Boyd starred as hobbits Meriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck and Peregrin “Pippin” Took, respectively, in each of Jackson’s three films.

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