Elijah Wood Speaks On Shocking Documentary
Elijah Wood’s movie career began at an early age. Wood’s filmography consists of many notable titles spanning many genres. Wood is well Known for the portrayal of Frodo Baggins in the “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy.
Elijah Wood offered some startling insight during an interview with UK’s The Times. Wood’s statements were not centered on an upcoming Horror, Thriller production. Yet, the delivered context as disturbing and repulsive are not crafts of fiction. According to the established actor Hollywood;
“….There are a lot of vipers in this industry, people who only have their own interests in mind…..”
Elijah Wood continues with a frightening statement on the entertainment industry, particularly Hollywood.
“There is a darkness in the underbelly – if you can imagine it, it’s probably happened.”
The eye-opening statements reflect the rampant sexual exploitation of children in the entertainment industry. Wood asserts that his comments does not center on personal observations but rather are attributed to the 2015 documentary film “An Open Secret” directed by Amy Berg.
The interview revolved on Wood’s upcoming Crime, Thriller “The Trust” and morphed into a different topic all together. The published article would later spawn international headlines on the subject of pedophilia and Hollywood elite. The topic Wood claims are misconstrued.
“The Sunday Times interviewed me about my latest film, but the story became about something else entirely… It prompted a number of false and misleading headlines. I had just seen a powerful documentary and I briefly spoke with the reporter about the subject, which had consequences I did not intend or expect. Lesson learned.”
“This subject of child abuse is an important one that should be discussed and properly investigated. But as I made absolutely clear to the writer, I have no firsthand experience or observation of the topic, so I cannot speak with any authority beyond articles I have read and films I have seen.”
The documentary and Wood’s view on the subject therein are eye-opening.
The synopsis to “An Open Secret” reads as follows:
“An investigation into accusations of teenagers being sexually abused within the film industry.”
For many young actors, actress their ambitious dreams become a living nightmare. These children fall prey to the pedophiliac tendencies of industry figures. This is a revelation that should come to no surprise. Many are the instances in which the judicial system fail these young victims. Legal outcome results in lenient sentences, discrediting victims or confidential settlements. Often times fans rush to the defense of their beloved artist. The devotion to the celebrity in question mirroring that of a deity.
Elijah Wood asserts that:
“What upsets me about these situations is that the victims can’t speak as loudly as the people in power, there’s the tragedy of attempting to reveal what is happening to innocent people.”
“…They can be squashed, but their lives have been irreparably damaged….”