Rob Kazinsky, who was cast initially in the role of Fili but who had to walk away from The Hobbit last week due to health issues, was today replaced by New Zealand actor Dean O’Gorman.

On his Twitter page, Rob has tweeted a few words for Dean. He says:

Would like to wish Dean O’Gorman the very best on the incredible journey he’s about to join, great actor will do a great job.

How very classy of Rob to do so, don’t you think?

Rob and Dean, we on wish YOU BOTH all the very best!