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Smaug Speaks

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Hopefully by now, everyone has The Hobbit premiere date circled on the calendar and has cancelled any and all conflicts to put you there on opening night.  There will be plenty of things to talk about until then.

Benedict Cumberbatch was interviewed by Total Film Magazine and gave some great insights about what its like playing one of the most important characters in the film, Smaug.  I know, it will be weird having someone else besides Andy Serkis in the motion detection suit for once, but Cumberbatch feels comfortable in his “skin.”  He said,

 “It’s very freeing, once you put the suit on and the sensors. I’ve never felt less encumbered, actually. And you have to be. You have to be free.

You just have to lose your s*** on a carpeted floor, in a place that looks a little bit like a mundane government building. It was just me as well, with four static cameras and all the sensors. Then the boys at Weta work their magic.”

Cumberbatch also went on to give some details away about the film.  As now that the originally planned two part movie is now made a sequel, the sequence of events has become unknown to people.  Cumberbatch went on to say, when asked what it will be like to see himself on the screen:

“I think my eye will open at the end of the first film, and then you’ll get the rest of me in the second.”

Sounds like a good ole fashion Peter Jackson cliff hanger to me.  What do you think?

  • Nice, can’t wait!!

  • Anyone else have a little chuckle when the Cumberbatch said: encumbered?

  • ish

    I can’t wait to see Smaug! T.T

  • Never impressed by this actor. But I believe he’ll make an excellent dragon.

  • @josejotafuentes

    From Chile un abrazo y éxito!!!

  • Gaillord

    I think he is one of the best Sherlock Holmes’ I have ever seen and I have seen them all. Cool that he and Martin Freeman (Dr. Watson) are both in this film. I can’t wait for all three films!

  • Not really, no. I guess it takes more to amuse me.

  • Dunarwen

    I found that really funny! I’m easily amused and proud of it!