9:22 pm - 12/26/2012

Freeman & Cumberbatches Talk Desolation of Smaug

The “Sherlock” co-stars are together again in next year’s second chapter of the “Hobbit” trilogy and both stars offered a few words in the new Empire Magazine.

Martin Freeman, who stars in the franchise as Bilbo Baggins, was seen in one promotional photo nearly swimming in the dragon’s gold.

“I’m Scrooge McBaggins. It’s about a million pieces. It’s the biggest pile of gold I’ve ever seen! Well, obviously – I’m not used to hanging out in big piles of gold! They’re all fake, obviously, but it was a big eff-off pile of gold made it very hard to walk on.”

Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars with Freeman on the BBC hit series “Sherlock,” voices Smaug the Terrible, but doesn’t get to reunite with his co-star face-to-face for “Hobbit.”

“We weren’t in the same room together. If Martin had been there, I would have wanted to play off him, but there are size issues. Smaug is bigger than the hobbit – I think I can say that! This isn’t the riddles scene. It’s slightly different, it’s intricate. Smaug doesn’t engage with the Hobbit the same way as Smeagol does. Smeagol gets drawn in, whereas Smaug is on much more of an ego trip. He likes to feel dominant at all times, and because of what he’s capable of, he is.”

The adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ was originally made as a two-part film, however Warner Bros, Peter Jackson, producer Fran Walsh and writer-producer Philippa Boyens announced a few months back that ‘The Hobbit’ films will now be a trilogy.

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” arrives December 13, 2013.
manaconda 27th-Dec-2012 02:29 am (UTC)
i just want to c/p this post from tumblr again

"people from other countries think that the UK is filled with beautiful, posh, benedict cumberbatch type humans..."

oh honey, that's not how you want your country represented
lestat 27th-Dec-2012 02:30 am (UTC)
bienenkiste 27th-Dec-2012 02:32 am (UTC)
lmao WOW
su20 27th-Dec-2012 02:32 am (UTC)
is this bish even from the UK. She is doing us a disservice
sandstorm 27th-Dec-2012 02:33 am (UTC)
I thought that every time I saw that post.
teetersslow 27th-Dec-2012 02:36 am (UTC)
gud he is not the best we can do by a long shot!
britneyspears 27th-Dec-2012 02:38 am (UTC)
l o l
executivehpfan 27th-Dec-2012 02:38 am (UTC)
The first thing I think of when I think of hot men from the UK is Alexander Siddig.

And Naveen Andrews.

manaconda 27th-Dec-2012 02:43 am (UTC)
oooh, i just googled them. they're both so much hotter than all the typical british 'dreamboats' that tumblr fangirls usually stan.
evilgmbethy 27th-Dec-2012 02:57 am (UTC)
I still think of him as Siddig el Fadil in my head /old school Niner
jaimelannister 27th-Dec-2012 03:32 am (UTC)
+ idris elba

I know he's like the automatic answer - but why would you be all over BC when you can have Elba/Siddig/Andrews
mjspice 27th-Dec-2012 03:06 pm (UTC)
Them & Idris Elba really. Such great actors!

Of course, they're not white & Brits just don't want to be represented that way. -.-;;;
tankmachine 27th-Dec-2012 02:39 am (UTC)
dizzy879 27th-Dec-2012 02:42 am (UTC)
I'm actually cackling at that statement.
lachica2000 27th-Dec-2012 02:42 am (UTC)
I have never thought the UK was the land of the Lizard People, no.
myxwill 27th-Dec-2012 02:43 am (UTC)
LOL wrong descriptor.
pastelstar 27th-Dec-2012 02:43 am (UTC)
lawl the UK is populated by lizard people?
walker_sarah 27th-Dec-2012 02:49 am (UTC)

honey_child 27th-Dec-2012 03:06 am (UTC)
lovelyeli 27th-Dec-2012 03:12 am (UTC)
lol i saw that the other day and i was like......REPLACE W/ RICHARD ARMITAGE PLZ.
celtic_thistle 27th-Dec-2012 03:38 am (UTC)
mte. He is so fucking ugly it pains me.
mercystars 27th-Dec-2012 05:55 am (UTC)
sereniti_ii 27th-Dec-2012 06:24 am (UTC)
What the fuck, stop misrepresenting the UK.
mjspice 27th-Dec-2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
They forgot to mention Matt "No Eyebrows" Smith. XDD
This page was loaded Dec 28th 2014, 6:56 pm GMT.