"Viggo Mortensen had less than a day to decide whether he wanted to spend 18 months in New Zealand battling orcs and protecting hobbits as part of the unprecedented adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy."
Interview with Viggo Mortensen about his preparation and investment in the role of Aragorn for The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers. He talks about the difference between the director's vision and Tolkien's: "The more I explored Tolkien, the more I felt I had two bosses: Tolkien and Peter Jackson. I tried my best to be loyal to both of them."