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Sean Bean Walked to the Sets On Foot Instead of Flying

Boromir Mountain

New Line Cinema

Sean Bean is a great actor, but he does have a fear of flying. Because so many of the sets are on mountain tops, the actors were often flown to their sets for the day. On one flight in particular, his co-stars Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan convinced the pilot to shake the plane a bit.

The trick apparently worked too well because Bean decided he would rather hike to the set every day than fly. That’s exactly what he ended up doing. Bean would get in full makeup every day, and then he would hike up the mountain to film. He would then hike back to his trailer at the end of the day.

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