LOTR> 'Rings' Stars Bid Farewell to New Zealand Fans

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    WELLINGTON, New Zealand — "Lord of the Rings" stars thanked fans with a short farewell dance at Wellington airport Tuesday.

    Orlando Bloom led co-stars Ian McKellen and Viggo Mortensen in the goodbye dance for excited fans. Cast members had attended the world premiere of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," the final film in Peter Jackson's trilogy, in this capital city on Monday.

    "It's amazing. The whole experience has just been the most precious time ever," said Bloom, who plays Elf warrior Legolas.

    Some 100,000 people jammed the streets to fete the stars on Monday, and hundreds crammed the airport Tuesday to catch final glimpses of the cast.

    An interview with Royd Tolkien, great-grandson of "Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien, was shown Tuesday on Television New Zealand.

    Tolkien, who has a cameo in the movie, said it was so emotional at Monday's premiere that "I cried like a baby. Literally for the last half-hour of the film I was just ... gushing. Incredible."

    "The Return of the King" will open Dec. 17 in theaters in the United States.