20 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Lord of the Rings
Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Concords Plays an Elf
Peter Jackson makes cameos in all three of these films, but he also took some time to hand out cameos to others. One cameo the director handed out was to Bret McKenzie, one of the two musicians in Flight of the Concords.
Bret also plays an elf in Peter’s Hobbit films, but he gets a few lines in LOTR, too. When Arwen decides not to go to the land of the undying, the musician plays the elf who calls after her. Throwing these cameos into the film is a fun way to keep things fresh on set. It’s also a nice tribute to New Zealand, which is home of Bret’s musical duo.