British humour is wittier than American: Elijah Wood

Hollywood actor Elijah Wood has shared that there is “more wit” to the British sense of humour than American comedy.

“(‘The Lord of the Rings’) was one of the great experiences of my life. It created more opportunities than it hindered,” Wood told Daily Telegraph newspaper.

He said that the iconic series, based on the work of author J.R.R. Tolkien, had an added benefit he could not have foreseen, reports

“It exposed me to British comedy. The British actors working on it spoon-fed me everything from ‘The Day Today’ to ‘Brass Eye’ to ‘The Mighty Boosh’. It doesn’t adhere to the same needs of American humour. It doesn’t constantly require a laugh out of you. It’s more sarcastic. There’s more wit to it,” he said.

Meanwhile, Wood has thanked his “solid family base” for ensuring her never went off the rails after finding fame as a child.

He said: “I was lucky in the sense that I started work very young but had a solid family base provided by my mother. She instilled a strong sense of perspective and humility in me from a very early age.

“Also, that kind of excess has never interested me. But I don’t envy people who are suddenly thrust into fame, because there are no tools to understand how to deal with that.”

But in spite of his fame, Wood shared he is still frequently mistaken for “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe.

The actor said: “I ran into somebody the other day and they said, ‘I love you in ‘Swiss Army Man’ (which stars Radcliffe).’ I was like, ‘Oh, there we go again!’ I actually find it really amusing.”


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