Lord of The Rings: Sean Bean is seen climbing mountain to avoid using the cast’s helicopter in viral clip
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Did no one tell Sean Bean that he would be shooting scenes for Lord of the Rings at the top of a mountain in New Zealand?
The actor, 63, from Sheffield, has gone viral on social media after a clip surfaced showing him scaling a mountain to avoid joining the cast of the film in a helicopter.
In his role as Boromir in Peter Jackson’s fantasy trilogy, Seann had to complete scenes for the first film of the series, Fellowship Of The Ring, at Tongariro National Park
He suffers from aerophobia, which is the extreme fear of flying, and therefore chose to climb the mountain in his Boromir costume rather than take a helicopter to the filming location.
A video showing Sean scaling the mountain and admitting to the “adventure” has recently gone viral on Twitter, with fans calling it “funny” and praising him for being “real”.
One user told a funny anecdote about actor Orlando Bloom, who played Legolas.
They wrote: “It gets funnier because Orlando bloom felt bad and one time went with him and there was a massive storm and they ended up spending 3 days on some old lady’s couch waiting the storm to end”
Another Lord of the Rings fan described Sean’s mountain climb as her “favourite bit” of trivia, whilst many others admitted that they would do the same, with one writing “acrophobia is a b****”.
The 2,291 metre Mount Ngauruhoe in Tongariro National Park on New Zealand’s north island was used as Mount Doom in Lord of the Rings. However, the summit was not permitted because the peak is sacred in Maori culture.
Mount Doom, also known as Orodruin and Amon Amarth, was a volcano in Mordor (a fictional world) where the One Ring was forged, and the only place it could be destroyed.