Since his passing a few weeks ago, there have been plenty of stars paying their respects and tributes to the late great David Bowie, but this latest story has brought up something that many of us were not even aware of. Actor Dominic Monaghan starred in the Lord of the Rings movies and Dominic has reminisced about how David auditioned for a role in the film.
Monaghan explained, "I was at the Hubbard's, which is a pretty notorious casting agency office in London. Doing an audition for Lord of the Rings and when it ended I went over a talked to John Hubbard who was running the audition. He said, 'Hey, it went really well. You should wait around for five or 10 minutes. We'll give you some feedback.' I thought, 'Oh, OK, cool' and I sat in the reception office."
He added, "As I was reading a magazine waiting, David Bowie came in and signed his little list and went in. I'm assuming he read for Gandalf. I can't think of anything else he would've read for. He may have read for something else but I'm a huge David Bowie fan, and I was lucky enough to know his son now, so just seeing him in person was pretty special to me."
While Dominic Monaghan has claimed that the only role he could have seen David Bowie playing was Gandalf, we actually believe that he could have made a good Elrond, who was played by Hugo Weaving in the movies. Whoever he was auditioning for, it certainly would have made for an interesting change with David Bowie on board.