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Uma Thurman Says Turning Down Lord Of The Rings Was One Of Her Worst Decisions

Uma Thurman really, really regrets turning down the role of Éowyn in the Lord of the Rings franchise.

"I do consider it one of the worst decisions I ever made," the actress said while speaking with Lord of the Rings super fan Stephen Colbert on The Late Show Monday night. "But I had just had my first child, and I just, I don't know, I was a little house bound."

"I think it was a little bit, little unknown for me," she added of uprooting her family to move to New Zealand for the movie's long filming process. "But it was definitely a regret."

This isn't the first time that Thurman has said she hated that she missed out on the role. In an interview with DigitalSpy in 2008, she said that she wished she "could've been able to take that plunge," but that she couldn't with her young daughter. The Thin Red Line star Miranda Otto ended up taking on the part.

It is likely that if Thurman had taken on the role of Éowyn she would have missed out on her most famous role as The Bride in the Kill Bill films, which definitely would have been a shame. However, it would have been interesting to see the actress' take on the famous Tolkein character.

Thurman isn't the only actor to turn down a part in the Lord of the Rings series: read up on all of the actors who could have been a part of the famous fantasy franchise.