9:36 pm - 11/17/2012

Ian McKellen cried tears of frustration on the set of 'The Hobbit'.

The 73-year-old actor became distressed filming the Sir Peter Jackson-directed movie, and mistakenly told the crew he did not become an actor to pretend pictures on sticks were dwarves.

He said: ''I had a miserable day. In order to shoot the dwarves and a large Gandalf, we couldn't be in the same set.

''All I had for company was 13 photographs of the dwarves on top of stands with little lights - whoever's talking flashes up. Pretending you're with 13 other people when you're on your own, it stretches your technical ability to the absolute limits.

''And I cried, actually. I cried. Then I said out loud, 'This is not why I became an actor'. Unfortunately the microphone was on and the whole studio heard.

However, he was pleased to find everything had been made pleasant for him on his next day of filming.

He said: ''The next day I went into my little tent and it had all been decorated beautifully. Remnants of Rivendell, carpets and cushions, fresh fruit and flowers, things that were hanging. It was lovely.''
sadisticsidhe 18th-Nov-2012 06:30 am (UTC)
I think I only remember because they rhyme and every time I watch the trailer I think they say Groin. I mean I know it's Gloin but I never hear it right.
bodyline 18th-Nov-2012 06:31 am (UTC)
butterbuns 18th-Nov-2012 06:32 am (UTC)
Going to hear that through the whole movie, tyvm.
cuteej4 18th-Nov-2012 06:39 am (UTC)
God. My dad is like a hipster fan and has a REALLY old copy of The Hobbit...1965 or whatever.

While I was trying to remember them tonight, I said..."Ugh. One of them is related to Gimli" and then when I renamed them, he said "Don't forget Gimli"

I stared at him like...what the heck.
sadisticsidhe 18th-Nov-2012 06:41 am (UTC)
My dad also has a really old copy of The Hobbit. Actually it's a box set of The Hobbit and LOTR.

It's this one:
cuteej4 18th-Nov-2012 06:45 am (UTC)
Yesss. I know he has the trilogy somewhere too.

He gave me the copy to read and I'm staring at it like...I'M GOING TO RUIN THIS. I MUST GO BUY MY OWN COPY
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