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Grammy Awards: Dominic Monaghan on Eminem, 'Lost,' 'The Hobbit' [Video]

Dominic  Monaghan, known to most as Charlie on "Lost" or Merry in the "Lord of the Rings" franchise, shuffled down the Grammy Awards red carpet with gusto on Sunday night in downtown L.A.

Not sure why he was there? The actor is featured in the music video for Eminem's hit song "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna.

"It was like two days of getting thrown around and being violent," he says.

The British actor will be noticeably absent in Peter Jackson's return to Middle-earth when the director takes on "The Hobbit," but he's dealing with it in stride: "I'm bummed in a nice way." He added that he didn't rule out working with the director in the future.

However, fans of his TV work -- he also appeared on ABC's short-lived "FlashForward" -- might have to wait a bit longer to see him return to the small screen.

"It'd have to be something as good as 'Lost,'" Monaghan said, "if not better."


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His Lord of the Rings character isn't even alive in the time period that The Hobbit is set in, so it's kind of silly for him to be "bummed" about it in any way. It's like an actor being upset that they can't play JFK in a movie about Abraham Lincoln, or something.

Nice video. I like the types of music he suggested! And of course he's bummed about 'The Hobbit'. Not as in 'oh no I won't be in it' but more as in the whole LoTR-crew ALL wanting to experience what they experienced all of those years ago, all over again. As a family. He already said he's going to come along for the ride whether he'll be employed or not, so that is going to be wonderful for him. Keep rocking on, Dom.


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