Movie star Elijah Wood admires his movie pal and Lord Of The Rings co-star VIGGO MORTENSEN - even though the actor can't stop talking.

Wood, 22, claims Viggo loves talking, so takes up a lot of time explaining the simplest things.

He laughs, "He is completely insane. I love Vig, but he's mad. He's the kind of guy who will leave you a message and the message will be five or six minutes long. And it will just go on and on.

"Or he'll call, bless him, and talk to you for an hour and within that hour there is only about 15 minutes of useful information. The rest of the time is just him talking and if you try to interject it's impossible."

14/01/2004 17:14