Elijah Wood continues to grow as an actor and human being (Exclusive Interview)

Elijah Wood continues to grow as an actor and human being
By Michael Aaron Gallagher of StayFamous.Net

Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood. Photo by Frank Ockenfels/FX

There probably weren’t many Hollywood executives who thought that a show about a guy dressed up in a dog suit without a laugh track would last more than one season on American television. And there were probably a few who questioned why Elijah Wood would take on a smaller role in a risky cable television series after just completing The Lord of The Rings trilogy.

But if there were doubters when Wilfred premiered on FX three seasons ago, they have long been silenced. The comedic genius of series co-creator and star Jason Gann (who plays the lovably sinister Wilfred) and Elijah Wood’s star power have made the show a fan favorite.

As one of the greatest actors in his category, Elijah Wood is a master of his craft. Like a pendulum, he effortlessly sways back and forth between comedy and drama with a natural ease that captivates audiences.

In his most recent interview with StayFamous.Net, I asked Elijah about his epic career.

Michael Aaron Gallagher: “So as you get older, how do you think you’ve grown as an actor?”

Elijah Wood: “Well, I feel like I continue to try and challenge myself to do things I’ve not done before… I think I’ve changed as a human being and I’ve grown as a human being, and I think that’s probably reflective of what I do as an actor. Hopefully, I’ve learned and grown along the way.”

In addition to his outstanding work in television and film, Wood is also known for his kindness and generosity off-screen. In 2006, he was named one of the Top 10 Best Hollywood Autograph signers by Autograph Collector Magazine. He has also made significant charitable contributions through his involvement with Project Last Stand, Keep A Child Alive and The Art of Elysium.

Now, as Wilfred enjoys its third season, Elijah’s television career is bringing his work to new audiences and showcasing his many talents as a lead actor.

Jason Gann and Elijah Wood star in "Wilfred."
Jason Gann and Elijah Wood star in “Wilfred.”

Michael Aaron Gallagher: “Are you trying to move towards any specific career aspirations?”

Elijah Wood: “As far as aspirations, I think they sort of remain the same as they have for a long time, which is simply to continue to push forward my abilities and to grow and to do things that I’ve not done before, you know as it pertains to working as an actor. To take roles that provide new experiences and new challenges.”

Wilfred airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

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Elijah Wood continues to grow as an actor and human being
Copyright 2013 by Michael Aaron Gallagher
Photos courtesy of FX

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