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7:06 pm - 01/15/2013

Aidan Turner's Kili: The Most Attractive Dwarf of Middle-Earth?



Born in 1983 Irishman Aidan Turner briefly appeared in the series The Tudors, but he became widely known through the BBC-series Being Human where he played a vampire. In Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of The Hobbit, he plays the dwarf Kili, the younger brother of Fili and nephew of Thorin Oakenshield. NAUTILUS reporter Alexander Huiskes could do an exclusive interview with Aidan Turner.

Hello, Mr. Turner.
Call me Aidan, Mr. Turner sounds too formal.

How did you get this role?
This is pretty much the first question everybody asks me. Do you really want to hear all stages of the decision process? Such a casting develops over a long time and each one is different. During the Castings a thousand things run through your head, but I was relieved and in awe when I was cast. Peter Jackson made film history with The Lord of the Rings and suddenly I was part of this universe, which is based on stories that were created long before my birth. I was very very happy. And curious how Kili would feel during the filming.

When you knew that you were cast as a dwarf …
(Interrupts) … although I’m pretty much the average human size …

… How did you prepare for that?
When the decision was made, I had twelve weeks of intensive training, fitness training, sword fighting, fight choreography, dress rehearsals, and of course I had to read the script and the novel The Hobbit.

What does it feel like when you play a dwarf and deal with objects and backgrounds, which are scaled differently?
Aren’t we all somehow dwarves – some bigger, the other smaller? (Laughs) No, most of the work was really done by the camera people with different perspectives. You get used to the rest pretty quickly.

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do you agree? disagree? discuss.
joyeuxcherie 16th-Jan-2013 03:55 am (UTC)
gonexforgotten 16th-Jan-2013 03:55 am (UTC)
Still upset about BH, but I love him as Kili and I'm so glad he took the role. I did not give an actual fuck about the dwarves in the book, but I'm gonna be so sad to see Thorin and his flawless nephews go in the fims =[[[
megalixer saw this on reddit and thought it was interesting16th-Jan-2013 03:55 am (UTC)


poor bombur isn't even on the list lol
missedith17 Re: saw this on reddit and thought it was interesting16th-Jan-2013 03:56 am (UTC)
Bombur doesn't say anything?

Also who's william?
grande_latte Re: saw this on reddit and thought it was interesting16th-Jan-2013 03:57 am (UTC)
i think william is Bifur's irl name
drasticsigns Re: saw this on reddit and thought it was interesting16th-Jan-2013 03:58 am (UTC)
william is one of the trolls lol
grande_latte Re: saw this on reddit and thought it was interesting16th-Jan-2013 03:57 am (UTC)
bombur isn't even on the list cuz he's too damn good for lists.

Bombur is the HBIC
firebenders Re: saw this on reddit and thought it was interesting16th-Jan-2013 03:57 am (UTC)
oh super interesting! poor bombur lol
caribou_cake Re: saw this on reddit and thought it was interesting16th-Jan-2013 03:58 am (UTC)
o lol they meant the movie. well i like that Bombur is still memorable tbh
interpol15 Re: saw this on reddit and thought it was interesting16th-Jan-2013 04:00 am (UTC)
Omg, I was so confused about Bert and Tom until I read the comment that said they were the trolls.
generalstolas Re: saw this on reddit and thought it was interesting16th-Jan-2013 04:01 am (UTC)
I had no fucking clue who Tom, William, and Bert where until I remembered the trolls.

Also, my favorite dwarf has less lines than Figwit? :[ Sad day.
interpol15 Re: saw this on reddit and thought it was interesting16th-Jan-2013 04:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, but Thranduil doesn't say shit and he's amazing.
etoile_du_soir Re: saw this on reddit and thought it was interesting16th-Jan-2013 04:16 am (UTC)
I don't why it cracks me up that Gollum scores more dialog that most of the dwarves
yurasama_love Re: saw this on reddit and thought it was interesting16th-Jan-2013 05:44 am (UTC)
omg
Well, Bombur should have a lot of dialogue in the next film, complaining as he does.
tx5mym5 Re: saw this on reddit and thought it was interesting16th-Jan-2013 07:17 am (UTC)
Bofur had a lot of great lines.
cuteej4 16th-Jan-2013 03:55 am (UTC)
slave4hoodies 16th-Jan-2013 04:04 am (UTC)
these two on the dvds
<3333
lninchy89 16th-Jan-2013 07:36 am (UTC)
<3
dothecrunge 16th-Jan-2013 03:55 am (UTC)
"my mom just asked me why i was drawing my dad"


"for comparison this is my dad"


"i feel uncomfortable finishing this now"
missedith17 16th-Jan-2013 03:57 am (UTC)
lmao
megalixer 16th-Jan-2013 03:58 am (UTC)
omg LMAO
drasticsigns 16th-Jan-2013 03:59 am (UTC)
omg I was in tears when I saw this on my dash
yim_yames 16th-Jan-2013 04:02 am (UTC)
lool I need to reblog this. do you have a link?
silvermidnight 16th-Jan-2013 04:46 am (UTC)
i think i just pulled my abs
pilotesse 16th-Jan-2013 05:34 am (UTC)
omg lol
amazing drawing though!!!!!!!
she_kender 16th-Jan-2013 06:18 am (UTC)
Dying
unwearable 16th-Jan-2013 12:21 pm (UTC)
sitting in a lecture. got some serious side-eyes because of the coughing to cover up the laughing that just provoked. don't regret looking tho'
pastelstar 17th-Jan-2013 01:26 am (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAA
antheeia 16th-Jan-2013 03:55 am (UTC)
Didn't even read the article but:
Aidan Turner's Kili: The Most Attractive Dwarf of Middle-Earth?

FUCK NO!

That title belongs to Dean O'Gorman!
cuteej4 16th-Jan-2013 03:55 am (UTC)
indra2013 16th-Jan-2013 03:56 am (UTC)
she_kender 16th-Jan-2013 06:20 am (UTC)
I got a lump in my throat when my bb Balin was weeping in this scene.
tx5mym5 16th-Jan-2013 07:18 am (UTC)
Upon a second viewing, this reminded me of the headbutt when Dwalin and Balin meet up at Bilbo's.
brit78 17th-Jan-2013 05:02 am (UTC)
Yeah and I'm wondering if PJ put headbutts in there because of Viggo headbutting everyone.
the_angry_pixie 16th-Jan-2013 08:57 am (UTC)
this tender moment does not get enough attention.
hope_remains 16th-Jan-2013 03:56 am (UTC)
Okay, now that I've finally read through all these pages, I can start posting. Here we goooo~
pink_lynz 16th-Jan-2013 03:56 am (UTC)
Catching up is the hardest part!
interpol15 16th-Jan-2013 03:57 am (UTC)
Catching up is the worst. People here post lightening fast.
joyeuxcherie 16th-Jan-2013 03:56 am (UTC)























antheeia 16th-Jan-2013 03:57 am (UTC)
Forever lol at Galadriel. Adam <3
bienenkiste 16th-Jan-2013 03:58 am (UTC)
omg kills me every time they're so cute
brightstarmara 16th-Jan-2013 09:51 am (UTC)
I LOVE all these fools. Specially when one of them gets called a baffoon.
cuteej4 16th-Jan-2013 03:56 am (UTC)
indra2013 16th-Jan-2013 03:56 am (UTC)
drasticsigns 16th-Jan-2013 03:59 am (UTC)
damn
metatarsus 16th-Jan-2013 04:02 am (UTC)
I am uncomfortably attracted to Graham.
tx5mym5 16th-Jan-2013 07:20 am (UTC)
Nothing wrong with this. Actually, there's quite a lot very right with this picture.

Edited at 2013-01-16 05:39 pm (UTC)
shadowfax 16th-Jan-2013 11:17 am (UTC)
OKAY
interpol15 16th-Jan-2013 03:56 am (UTC)
Oooh, I'm going to add the Goonies to my list because Sean Astin is in it!

Though I had no idea that it was assumed Desi Arnez Jr. was his dad until Sean had DNA testing done as an adult.
megalixer also this16th-Jan-2013 03:56 am (UTC)


holy budget per book page batman
interpol15 Re: also this16th-Jan-2013 03:58 am (UTC)
Wow, that is a ton of money.
missedith17 Re: also this16th-Jan-2013 04:00 am (UTC)
damnnnn
yim_yames Re: also this16th-Jan-2013 04:03 am (UTC)
holy shit
joyeuxcherie 16th-Jan-2013 03:57 am (UTC)











tothechangmin 16th-Jan-2013 05:18 am (UTC)
loved this scene, the 'move and shake' part. do you have a link where i can reblog?
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