Dominic Monaghan, who played Merry in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and Charlie on "Lost", is a real renaissance man. He was also on with Buzz Adams and the KLAQ Morning Show talking about his latest movie.

An avid photographer, outdoorsman, martial artist, snowboarder, kayaker, Monaghan is not merely a nature-lover, he owns his own rain forest in India!

He's also Lost hottie Evangeline Lilly's ex, which sure doesn't tarnish the rep.

He told us about his new movie, "The Day", a post-apocalyptic action thriller, premiering Wednesday.

Monaghan's new nature documentary, "Wild Things", will air on BBC America and OLN later this year.

Follow Monaghan @domswildthings on Twitter, and listen to the audio here: