From: Los Angeles Times in California

“Holm had stopped off in Los Angeles to talk about ‘Joe Gould’s Secret’ while on his way back from New Zealand, where he’d spent four weeks working on Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings.’ When asked about the production, Holm makes a quick ‘zip’ gesture across his mouth, noting that he’s not permitted to talk about the trilogy of the films based on J.R.R.

Tolkien’s classic science-fiction work, which features the other Sir Ian, McKellen, in the role of Gandalf.

“Holm does, however, reveal that his character, Bilbo Baggins, ages from 111 to 170 over the course of the story. ‘I’m in a complete face mask, and it’s the most extraordinary makeup I’ve ever, ever seen.”

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