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Variety Confirmation: Figwit, aka Bret McKenzie, will play Lindir

April 5, 2011 at 6:30 am by admin  - 

The Dominion Post had an article about Bret McKenzie’s (Figwit) involvement with The Hobbit last week, and Variety has confirmed it. Bret will play the elf of Rivendell, Lindir. You might say, “Who?” Well, if you recall your the ‘Many Meetings’ chapter of The Fellowship of the Ring, Lindir is one of the elves who enjoys Bilbo’s song so much, he asks for a second hearing…

`Now we had better have it again,’ said an Elf. Bilbo got up and bowed. `I am flattered, Lindir,’ he said. ‘But itwould be too tiring to repeat it all.’ ‘Not too tiring for you,’ the Elves answered laughing. ‘You know you are never tired of reciting your own verses. But really we cannot answer your question at one hearing!’

`What!’ cried Bilbo. ‘You can’t tell which parts were mine, and which were the Dunadan’s?’

‘It is not easy for us to tell the difference between two mortals’ said the Elf.

‘Nonsense, Lindir,’ snorted Bilbo. ‘If you can’t distinguish between a Man and a Hobbit, your judgement is poorer than I imagined. They’re as different as peas and apples.’

‘Maybe. To sheep other sheep no doubt appear different,’ laughed Lindir. `Or to shepherds. But Mortals have not been our study. We have other business.’

It’s pretty nice to finally have an official character name associated with Bret’s character, but I think we are going to always lovingly call him Figwit.  [Variety]

Posted in Casting Rumors, Fellowship of the Ring, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, The Hobbit on April 5, 2011 by Source: Variety Variety Confirmation: Figwit, aka Bret McKenzie, will play Lindir | Discuss
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3 responses to “Variety Confirmation: Figwit, aka Bret McKenzie, will play Lindir”

  1. Daredevil says:

    Is it implied that he will be playing a new character called “Lindir” in this movie and that his previous appearances in LOTR were as a different unnamed elf, whom we can continue to refer to as “Figwit” – or does this imply that he is playing the same elf but who now has a proper name, making his previous appearance’s in LOTR a form of retroactive cameo for Lindir, thus striking the unofficial name of “Figwit” from the record?

  2. Really? Are they going to add an unnecessary character in the films just because it is popular on the internet? Why don’t they add Rebecca Black and the Homeless Guy With a Golden Voice too, then?

  3. Santadestroy25 says:

    Dude its bret, how is his inclusion anything but greatness? And with a reference to a song and being a shepard? Lotr and flight of the conchords go hand in hand! Besides, he is a legit character, getting someone cool, and who has beein in the films previously, so I fail to see what the problem is?

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