Lord of the Rings: Uma Thurman Declined Role of Eowyn

During the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Oscar nominee Uma Thurman revealed she was offered the role of Eowyn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy but turned it down.

The role, which eventually went to Miranda Otto, would have given Thurman the chance to play one of the only female characters in the saga, a fierce princess-turned-warrior pining after Viggo Mortensen’s Aragorn in the process of saving her uncle from evil mind control.

“I do consider it one of the worst decisions ever made,” Thurman admitted. The offer came right after the birth of Thurman’s first child and before she starred in Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill.”

The Peter Jackson-helmed trilogy went on to make almost $3 billion. “Lord of the Rings” also won 11 Oscars out of thirty nominations.

She also discussed her father, the first American Tibetan Buddhist monk, her children, being a Tarantino muse and the work that went into her iconic roles.

Thurman shared details about her character named Lenny Cohen, a mysterious villain’s enforcer she plays on the new Bravo! show “Imposters.”