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Martin Freeman Is “Ready to be Bilbo”

November 11, 2010 at 8:06 am by Earl  - 

TORn message board member AlexMaglor has pointed us to a great interview (albeit in Spanish) with Martin Freeman over at Spanish website elpais.com. But thanks to the linguistic skills of message board member Empedocles, we’ve now got the entire interview translated in English.

Here’s some snippets from the translated interview:

“I know my work plan” says Freeman. “I start in January, then I’ll have a break in the summer so I can shoot the second season of Sherlock, the BBC show where I portray Watson, and then I’ll be back in New Zealand in September in order to finish the movie by the end of the year”. The Englishman says summer because he’s thinking about the northern hemisphere seasons, but it will be winter in New Zealand.

“I wasn’t a fan of Tolkien before, I am now. A couple of weeks ago, I tried Bilbo’s hairy feet for the first time, and also the ears, although mine are big enough already, and the hair too. Moreover, they made molds out of those parts of my body since I’m going to be using prosthetics for many months. How did I look? Really different… but I’m ready to be Bilbo.”

Head over to our message boards for the translated interview and to read about Freeman’s conversations with Guillermo and PJ during the past couple of months.

Posted in Characters, Director news, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Martin Freeman, Peter Jackson, Production, The Hobbit on November 11, 2010 by Source: elpais.com Martin Freeman Is “Ready to be Bilbo” | Discuss