In the current issue of Corduroy, Wood reveals that he fancies himself a “music-buff.” Between drags from his cigarette and bites of his panini, Wood barely grazes the topic of his movie uber stardom if only as a distraction from his other passion, his music label, Simian Records. Apparently the label, which he started a few years ago, “now has a handful of artists under its wing, most notably ebullient indie rockers Apples and Stereos, and electro-punk outfit Heloise and the Savoir Faire.” Ahhh, the hobbies of The Hobbit.
Wood has a longtime girlfriend. In discussing the top tunes on his current playlist, the actor gives a shout-out to, “indie-band-of-the-moment Gogol Bordello,” for whom apparently, his lady Pamela Racine is the drummer (see photo gallery). Well played, Elijah.
Between the interview and the cover shot I have to say I was a bit shocked. I mean, when did our young Frodo grow up? Last time I looked he was sporting a shag and frolicking on the shires of New Zealand. Now all I see is a bearded boy/man with a fag betwixt his lips, a Cesarean fringe, a moody stare, and an elegant, steady girlfriend!
“The elfin qualities that endeared him to millions of teenage girls… have now been replaced with a weary disposition and cautious smile that never quite moves past a grin.” Looks like this Wood’s no longer little.
Gallery Info: Pamela Racine and Elijah Wood Mercedes-Benz IMG New York Fashion Week Rag & Bone Spring/Summer 2010