Last weekend, Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick launched his new talk show on AMC. You’ve seen Chris as the host of Talking Dead, Talking Bad, Talking Saul, and Talking Preacher, now it’s time to enjoy Talking with Chris Hardwick here as bonus episodes of the Nerdist podcast!
Elijah Wood joined Chris on the very first episode of Talking with Chris Hardwick to talk about his new movie I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore. But of course, that wasn’t all they talked about! This is the completely unedited audio from the premiere episode, and it adds over a half-hour of new material to the interview. There’s a pretty deep dive into Elijah’s past as a child actor, including his time in a Paula Abdul music video directed by David Fincher; as well as Elijah’s time in modeling school and his small part in Back to the Future 2 opposite Michael J. Fox.
Thanks to one of Elijah’s fellow Hobbits, Chris asks him about the fart heard round the Shire, before Elijah speaks about the impact that Lord of the Rings had on him as an actor and a person. And while Comic-Con became a turning point for Elijah’s career, it was also a setup for Chris’ awkward meeting with Sir Ian McKellen after hosting a LOTR panel.
Make sure to watch Talking with Chris Hardwick Sunday nights at 11pm on AMC or on amc.com/talking! The extended audio will premiere as a podcast here every Friday after a new episode makes its AMC debut.