Dominic Monaghan

Dominic Monaghan

Dominic Monaghan has enjoyed huge success on both the big and small screen throughout his career but now he is going to front a very different type of show.

Wild Thing with Dominic Monaghan will see the actor travel around the world and come face to face with creatures that we are most afraid of.

We caught up with Dominic to chat about the show, travelling around the world and what he has in the pipeline.

- We are going to be seeing you back on the small screen in Wild Thing with Dominic Monaghan so can you tell me a little big about the show?

It's my attempt to change people's ideas about animals most people are scared of such as snakes, spiders, wasps, bees, bats.

And to show people you can travel adventurously and have great fun and be safe!

- What did the networks think when you pitched the idea to them for the first time?

They thought as everyone does who watches the show for the first time that I was nuts!!

- We are going to be seeing you travel all around the world to come face to face with some to come face to face with some pretty awesome creature so what was the interest in this show for you?

I'm am utterly fascinated and enamoured with our natural world. It's beauty. It's harsh unforgiving attitude.

- I read that this is how you holiday - is that true?

Yes. I usually pick a target animal and go look for it. I enjoy moving around a lot. Street food. Football. Immersing myself in new cultures and ideas.

- You visit Venezuela, Cameroon and Namibia for the show so was there one particular experience that you really enjoyed?

The children of Cameron were both heartbreaking and heartwarming.

They had nothing and wanted for nothing more than attention and a playmate. I will always remember there happy stunning smiles.

- We see you immerse yourself in local cultures throughout the series so how did you find that aspect of the show?

I'm used to it. I've moves since I was four years old. Lived all over Europe. Have been lucky to work in South America Africa Asia New Zealand as Australia. I live for new experiences.

- Throughout your career you have moved between movies and TV so how do the two mediums compare?

I am just attracted to strong projects I don't differentiate between film or TV. Good scripts is where I make decisions!!

- This December is the 10th anniversary of the release of The Two Towers so how would you sum up your experience of working on your time working on the trilogy when you look back on it now?

A once in a lifetime trip with people on an adventure that created permanent friendships!!

- And we will be returning to Middle Earth this Christmas so how excited are you to be going back there as an audience member rather than a member of the cast?

It will be a great experience to see Pete's film just as a fan and not a participant. I love Pete's world so much.

- We are seeing more and more actors trying their hand at writing and directing so how much is this a path that you might go down in the future?

I've been lucky enough to be producing stuff recently. I've enjoyed learning new things. I'd like to direct kids. We communicate really well.

- Finally what is next for you?

More Wild Things and hopefully a couple of films to close out 2013.

Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan, 9th November at 8pm on Channel 5

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