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The adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ was originally made as a two-part film, however Warner Bros, Peter Jackson, producer Fran Walsh and writer-producer Philippa Boyens announced a few months back that ‘The Hobbit’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.
walker_sarah 27th-Dec-2012 02:49 am (UTC)

manaconda 27th-Dec-2012 02:53 am (UTC)
i know, i shouldn't be hating on such an ethereal beauty :(
walker_sarah 27th-Dec-2012 02:55 am (UTC)
especially not with that icon!!
manaconda 27th-Dec-2012 03:04 am (UTC)
rdj's derpiness is something i had to learn to accept. i realize that not everyone's face is always as picture perfect as benedict's

walker_sarah 27th-Dec-2012 03:06 am (UTC)
yeah sometimes I wish rdj would have learned from benedict about how to look perfect all the time
manaconda 27th-Dec-2012 03:15 am (UTC)
one day he'll be able to capture this masculine beauty and raw animal magnetism

walker_sarah 27th-Dec-2012 03:16 am (UTC)
I hope he does that before it's too late tbh
manaconda 27th-Dec-2012 03:24 am (UTC)
it already is tbh. he lost to rpattz in an internet poll. idk how he let himself go so much
walker_sarah 27th-Dec-2012 03:30 am (UTC)
oh did he?

He should just quit everything and leave hollywood then
manaconda 27th-Dec-2012 03:35 am (UTC)
it's the only dignified thing to do. the members of e! online have spoken.
walker_sarah 27th-Dec-2012 03:39 am (UTC)
susan probably find that out tomarrow and get dissapointed. Rdj would probably pack everything and they move to a little village

he should be always ashamed
manaconda 27th-Dec-2012 03:53 am (UTC)
he'll have to change his name and become a goat farmer. he'll probably live in fear of the day that poor exton will find out about his great shame
walker_sarah 27th-Dec-2012 03:58 am (UTC)
oh man I totally forgot about exton! you are so right poor bb

among everything in his dad's history this will hurt him more
pastelstar 27th-Dec-2012 03:05 am (UTC)
oh you so handsome
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