Peter Jackson Wants to Forget Making The Lord of the Rings

While Peter Jackson was spending six years of his life hard at work to create The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, he would’ve discarded it all if he could’ve gotten a chance to see it with a fresh pair of eyes. In a recent interview, the Oscar-winning director revealed that he went so far as to consult the British mentalist Derren Brown to do a procedure on him to make him forget the entire experience.

Peter Jackson Wanted to See The Lord of the Rings With Fresh Eyes

Peter Jackson directing The Lord of the Rings
Jackson remarked that when he was making The Lord of the Rings movies, he always felt he was the unlucky person who would never get to see them for the first time. Apparently, by the time they were screening, he was so immersed in the production that he felt it was a huge loss for him to not be able to watch the movies like everyone else. Jackson confessed that he seriously considered going to hypnotherapy to get hypnotized and forget about the films and all the work he’d done over the six or seven years of production, just so he could sit down and enjoy them like a regular person.

Jackson Will Happily Watch The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

While the director of The Lord of the Rings movies didn’t follow through with the hypnosis, he spoke with mentalist Derren Brown about the possibility, and it seemed it was possible. Apparently, what stayed Jackson’s hand about the matter was all the memories he had with all the people who worked on the movies with him over the years.

A promotional still from Amazon Prime’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Fortunately for Jackson, he was very much left out of the production of Amazon Prime’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, so he’ll now be able to view the series like everyone else. He’s stated that he’ll be watching it and has nothing but good wishes for the people trying to recreate the magic of J. R. R. Tolkien’s world. He shared that he was very much looking forward to seeing it as a perfectly neutral viewer. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is set to premiere on September 2 on Amazon Prime Video.