A seven-foot actor dressed as a terrifying Orc went shopping in a supermarket and almost wandered in the girls' bathroom by accident.
"Find the half-off deals!"
The last time anyone saw an Uruk-Hai Orc from The Lord of the Rings, they were desperately trying to locate and kill Frodo Baggins to take his precious ring back to Sauron. Now that the war is over and Mordor has been vanquished, however, they have to make the transition to civilian life. Instead of eating whoever they happen to kill, they have to go shopping. More terrifyingly, they have to deal with the fact that the only people they can scare are women using the restroom, and women using the restroom generally scream when I accidentally wander in the wrong door, so that doesn't really count.
7-ft tall Dutch actor and bodybuilder Olivier Richters inhabited the Orc for this stunt, helping out makeup artist Roseanne Puck Aafjes with her graduation assignment for school. I'd say she passed with flying colors, although I urge her to remember what happened to Sarumon, the last person to create Uruk Hai from scratch.
(by Johnny McNulty)