LORD OF THE RINGS star Billy Boyd is delighted to be finally shedding his innocent hobbit role to become an evil doll in the latest CHUCKY movie.

The Scottish actor provides the voice-over in new horror comedy THE SEED OF CHUCKY, and his own facial characteristics will also be used for the twisted puppet, which comes to life and kills people in the film.

The film is the fourth in the notorious Chucky series - which has made more than $540 million (GBP300 million) in total.

Boyd, 36, says, "It's a weird story and I think it will make people laugh, and I think it will terrify people rigid.

"That's what Chucky movies are supposed to do."

21/11/2004 14:36