40 Little-Known Facts About Aragorn from Lord of the Rings
Viggo Mortensen Requested Some Things From Peter Jackson
When Viggo Mortensen first accepted the role of Aragorn, he made a few requests of director Peter Jackson. First, he requested that his character spend more time on horseback than he does in the books. That’s because Viggo is a talented horseback rider, and he knew he could pull off some pretty remarkable stunts on horseback.
Viggo also requested that Aragorn receive more scenes in Elvish. That’s the language that Tolkien made up for his books, so Viggo probably didn’t know it before he started filming. The actor likes a challenge, clearly, and he wanted to take on as much as he could in these films.