As far as film franchises go, there are few quite as grand in scale and budget as The Lord of the Rings. Peter Jackson's trilogy thrilled moviegoers time and time again, bringing George R.R. Tolkein's beloved books to silver-screen with stunning results. As the films were being released and publicized, The Lord of The Rings truly dominated pop culture, so there are plenty of hardcore fans of the trilogy. One such fan is Stephen Colbert, who has a penchant for nerd culture in general. Colbert recently had actress Liv Tyler on The Late Show, where she brought him the ultimate nerd surprise: Arwen's sword from the movie. Furthermore, she went on to cradle Stephen and interact one of her biggest scenes, including speaking Elvin. Check it out.
I don't know about you, but my FOMO is through the damn roof. Just hanging out with Liv Tyler and her Lord of the Rings sword would have been a gift enough, but Stephen Colbert was able to go full Frodo and be saved by her magical powers. Sorry, Elijah Wood.
While Liv Tyler may have appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to talk about her Hulu series Harlots, Colbert isn't one to hold back when he was nerd royalty in the house. We've seen him endlessly geek out about the Star Wars franchise, and it seems he has similar enthusiasm for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings franchise. When you have Arwen in your studio with her actual sword, you can't help but beg for some Elvin battle words.
Liv Tyler played Arwen in the original Lord of the Rings franchise. A connection between man and elves, Arwen had a forbidden romance with Aragorn, who would eventually go onto be King. While the character mostly had emotional scenes in the second and third movies, the original Fellowship of The Ring saw her personally save Frodo from the Nazgul who were chasing them. Manipulating the water around her, she's ultimately able to save the day and make a daring escape.
You can check out the real scene below, although there's something about the Colbert version that is more fun this time around.
Ok, maybe that was a little bit cooler. But only by a short margin.
While many fans love Liv Tyler for her work on The Lord of The Rings, she's been very busy in the past few years. She had a starring role in HBO's The Leftovers, and is now a regular on Hulu's Harlots. Be sure to check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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