Jack M., from The Noldor Blog, has reported that Hugo Weaving, who played Lord Elrond in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, was spotted at a shopping arcade. Naturally, speculation is rife as to the reason for his visit. I think it is highly fair to presume that he is in New Zealand to reprise his role of the Elven King.
This is what Jack had to report:
About an hour ago I received news from one of my more reputable spies, and he has reported seeing Hugo Weaving here in Wellington this afternoon, shopping at Common Sense Organics, the fruit and vege market in Wakefield Street. Of course he shops organics – he’s the lord of the Elves, for goodness sake!
It’s probably a bit too hasty to assume that he’s here to be in The Hobbit, but I can’t think of any other reason why he would come here right now, just when they’re discussing Rivendell scripts. It’s certainly not for the weather (it’s howling a cold southerly gale out there at the moment).
Certainly good news, no matter what!