When he began acting, aged seven, he was fast-tracked as the cerulean-eyed child star of family films such as Flipper, Huck Finn and North.
The second rule of Raya: You do not talk about Raya, so much so that the app punishes you for even taking screen grabs. Exclusivity works.)So why would the super famous need a dating app to meet new people?In fact, we’re being a little bit naughty by just writing about it. Who knows, celebrities are mysterious creatures, like cats... (Note: No famous cats, thus far, on Raya.)Now, there are regular citizens on Raya, so there is hope for all of us.I shrugged and told The Artist that I just prefer Tinder—I’m a populist, not an elitist, ya know? (Hence why Raya is often called “Illuminati Tinder.”) The app has been growing in popularity, mostly due to press about its celebrity accounts—Joe Jonas, Kelly Osbourne, Skrillex, the hot one from But do we really believe that exclusivity makes something better?I voted for Bernie Sanders in the primaries, that sort of thing. Sure, it’s sort of cool to swipe past lesser celebs while drunkenly prowling for sex on your phone, but you’re probably never going to sleep with those people. In reality, Raya is full of C-List models, social-media managers who for some reason have a ton of arty photos of themselves emerging from the ocean, people named Wolf, people whose bios say things like “racing driver living between Monaco and Tokyo,” and, like, a million dudes who claim to be successful fashion photographers, but in reality have less Instagram followers than some dogs I know. Multiple times, snooty friends of mine have turned up their noses at the mention of Tinder, assuming I would use a “normal” dating app only if I’d never heard of Raya, or if—shock, horror—I’d applied and been rejected.
The problem, of course, is that whenever something is defined as being elite or exclusive, it tends to attract status-conscious douchebags. I don't think I would ever call myself 'DJ Frodo'.” Unwilling to exploit his most famous character – the Hobbit in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy – Wood simply had to sit back and take it.Yet surely erasing Frodo from our minds has been difficult?Understandably, he revisited Middle Earth more than once, voicing Frodo in a rather X-rated episode of the stop-motion comedy Robot Chicken, and last December fans glimpsed him in a brief cameo in The Hobbit, the first of Peter Jackson's three films taking on JRR Tolkien's prequel to Rings.“It was like stepping back into time,” he says, admitting “it was strange” to be without his fellow Hobbits Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan and Sean Astin, who he got so close to on the New Zealand set of Rings."He claims that's it for Frodo, and that we won't see him again in Jackson's next two Hobbit films.“I've actually done my piece, which is just the beginning of the first film. It's funny – we were doing press for The Hobbit, and I was told by Warner Brothers not to say it was the last time. But I genuinely don't think there's any more place for Frodo to exist within the framework of what they created.In all likelihood I won't be going back.”His latest film, Maniac, feels like an attempt to shake the Shire from his soul once and for all.“It's been eight years since the last Lord of the Rings movie came out. To me, I've been working on characters that are completely different for a long time. a lot of people consider me to be that character predominantly,” he says.