Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Benedict Cumberbatch Talks Playing Smaug in The Hobbit *Spoilers!*

British movie publication, Total Film, had a sit down chat with Benedict Cumberbatch, the voice of Smaug, Dragon of Erebor, in the most anticipated Peter Jackson film of 2012 Holiday season, The Hobbit.

The Sherlock star explains the surprise of liberation from the motion capture suit when playing the part of Smaug.
"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 shit 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.”
Will Smaug have an appearance in the first of the three films?
“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.”

For more of the interview check out the latest issue of Total Film which is out now!

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