Wales has found itself in the celebrity limelight once again after film star Elijah Wood revealed his love for a Welsh music band from the 1970s.
Elijah Wood, who played Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings films, was appearing on a Youtube channel called First We Feast, where he was interviewed while eating progressively spicier chicken wings.
He was talking about his passion or DJing when the host asked him what was the most difficult to obtain 45" vinyl record he had managed to acquire for his collection.
"There's a 45 from a Welsh band called Brân, like a psychedelic Welsh band", Wood said as he wiped his brow after a particularly fearsome chilli sauce marinated wing.
"I've had particular trouble tracking it down, and it's very good, but I have that now".
Wales has been hitting international headlines recently after Holywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought Wrexham AFC, ITV's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here moved to Grywch Castle and Tom Hardy was spotted in Barry Island.
Brân started as a progressive folk-leaning act, but eventually developed a more conventional sound as their lineup changed over their five year existence.
The band was noteworthy for recording solely in Welsh and became part of the so-called 'Cool Cymru' era of Welsh music that revolved around reigniting the language in popular culture.
You can watch Elijah Wood's comments about his love of Brân in the video below from 19 minutes in.
Please note: Explicit language is used in this video.
Elijah Wood has been in more than 60 films over the course of his more than 30-year acting career—from Academy Award-winning indies, to one of the highest-grossing box office film franchises of all time in Lord of the Rings. His latest project is No Man of God, which is set to release in theaters and On Demand August 27th.
The Youtube channel Wood appeared on has more than 10 million subscribers, and more than 3.5 million people watched the video alone.
The bio for the video asks: "How is [Wood] with spicy food? Watch as he takes on the wings of death and discusses Lord of the Rings lore, Austin food favorites, and the differences between horror films and video games. Thanks for another great season, spice lords!"
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