Just over a week ago, I posted a few photos of the Weta Cave's new displays, and I invited requests for other photos. Apparently my mention of the words "Female Orc" has stirred up a few people's imaginations, so I thought I'd start with her. Technically, she's not one of the new displays, as she's been there since the opening of the Cave, but she's cute enough that she deserves a second look. Click on any of the photos for a larger view.
This little sweety-pie is hanging on by her finger and toe nails above a doorway in the Weta Cave, just above the counter. It's not unusual for people to pay for their purchases and not notice her until the last moment, which is often quite funny to watch.
Why is she counted as a female orc? I'm surprised you have to ask! Isn't she much prettier than, say, Lurtz?
Also, as you can see, she's got several earrings in, so she cares about her appearance. Doesn't sound like a male orc to me.
On the movie set, it wasn't uncommon for the male orcs in the movie to be played by women, however, this particular orc was originally sculpted as a female orc. I don't have any other details on her - if any of the Weta crew is reading this, I'd love to know more!
Next photo set (in the next few days or so), some closeups of various weapons, both Middle-earth and futuristic ones.
Update : I got sent this photo of her, taken last Christmas by Lady Nerd... Note the lovely earrings on her... and didn't Lurtz look great with his santa hat? (if anyone has a photo of that, let me know!)
Lady Nerd : in answer to your query, I seem to remember that the staff have taken to calling her "Snookums" or something...?