The "Lord of the Rings" trilogy still has a lot of fans, and many actors turned down roles in it, among them Sean Connery, Christopher Plummer, Nicolas Cage i Uma Thurman.
Unlike Connery, who did not understand the source material, or Plummer, who did not want to be in New Zealand for so long, Uma Thurman refused the role for family reasons, writes Index.hr.
In the film, the actress was supposed to portray a young Rohan warrior, the niece of King Théoden Éowyn, who kills the witch king of Angmar.
After turning down the part, Éowyn acted Miranda Otto.
Uma Turman during a guest appearance on the show with Stephen Colbert revealed that she turned down the role because she had given birth to her first child at the time and felt tied to home.
The actress did not want to take her child with her to New Zealand, where she was supposed to spend the next three years. She later regretted her decision, calling it "one of the worst decisions of her life" and although she had a good reason for turning down the role, she regretted not appearing in the popular trilogy.
Despite everything, turning down the role in "The Lord of the Rings" may have been the best decision for the actress' career as it allowed her to play the lead role in the films "Kill Bill" and "Kill Billy" 2 Quentin Tarantino.
The actress became famous with Tarantino's "Petparački pritiki" from 1994, and the series "Kill Bill" cemented her worldwide fame.