Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood has recalled his and his former castmates "scary" experience on 9/11.
During a conversation with Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe in Empire Magazine's latest issue, the Frodo Baggins actor noted that he was in New York City doing press for Fellowship of the Ring when the tragic event occurred.
"Orlando [Bloom], Sean Bean and I went to a Jamiroquai concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom," he explained. "Then, you know, got back to the hotel, had a couple hours sleep, got up, went to Newark Airport to fly back to Los Angeles.
"The planes hit the buildings while we were in the air. We looked out the window and could see that one of the buildings was on fire. Then there was an announcement from the pilot that the planes had been taken over by terrorists and that the [Federal Aviation Administration] had asked all planes to land.
"We landed in Cincinnati, where I stayed for about a week before we could take a flight again. So, yeah, I directly experienced it. It was super surreal and scary."
Elsewhere in the chat, the actors talked about how they often get mistaken for one another by fans when they're out and about.
"Once I was in an elevator… just me and one other person, and I could feel them looking at me intently," Wood remembered.
"Just before the door opened… he finally got up the courage, pointed at me and said, 'Harry Potter!' I said 'No!' and I walked away."
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