LORD OF THE RINGS star Viggo Mortensen is threatening to walk away from the movies because he's sick of fame.

The hunky actor admits the whirlwind of press interviews and chat show appearances are starting to get on his nerves after starring in LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING and then HIDALGO.

He says, "My life is completely f**ked until the end of April (04). Endless bulls**t.

"I can't blame anyone. I'm the one who's said yes to do these f**king movies, and now I'm having to pay the price for it.

"I mean, if I had my druthers (corr), I wouldn't do any movies anymore, frankly. That's the way I feel right now."

01/04/2004 02:20