Here’s something we bet you didn’t know… Jake Gyllenhaal auditioned for Lord of the Rings!

Even more surprising though is who he auditioned for…

Any guesses?

Nope, not Legolas.

It wasn’t Aragorn.

Definitely not Gandalf.



It was Frodo. Yep, the diminutive Hobbit played by Elijah Woods.

And while you may be thinking it was his height that went against him, according to Jake it was just one of many bad auditions from over the years!

Sounds like he needs new agents really…

Missed Laurel Gary & Mark? Catch up by clicking play below and join us from 5:30AM every weekday!