1 Updates
Peter Jackson praises Martin Freeman's Hobbit

Peter Jackson praises Martin Freeman's Hobbit

Nov 26 2012, 12:02am CST | by

Sir Peter Jackson thinks Martin Freeman did the iconic character of Bilbo Baggins justice in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.

Sir Peter Jackson says the weight of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' rests on Martin Freeman's shoulders. While the movie's director admits the 41-year-old actor has a tough job taking on the...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Peter Jackson praises Martin Freeman's Hobbit

Nov 26 2012, 12:02am CST | by

Sir Peter Jackson thinks Martin Freeman did the iconic character of Bilbo Baggins justice in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.

Sir Peter Jackson says the weight of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' rests on Martin Freeman's shoulders.
While the movie's director admits the 41-year-old actor has a tough job taking on the lead role of Bilbo Baggins in 'The Hobbit' film series, he insists Martin is ''really superb'' at combing serious and comedic acting to do the character justice.
He said: ''He's got a difficult role from the fact that the film sits on his shoulders.
''The job with Bilbo is balancing the comedy and quirkiness with the drama, and that's what Martin is really superb at doing.''
Peter says Martin is ''brilliant'' at altering Bilbo's tone when it is required and he believes the 'Shaun of the Dead' star has really brought the character to life in the film franchise.
He added to Total Film magazine: ''He really wants to be left alone, to put his feet up in front of a fire. He's never had a dwarf in his house before, and suddenly he's got 13 of them, raiding his pantry and eating his food, and he cares about food more than anything! And then suddenly he's dragged off on an adventure.
''So there's a lot of comedic opportunities. But you want to feel the truth of those moments. You don't want them to be played just for laughs.
''When he's holding the sword and faced with a troll, you want the sense of danger, and Martin's brilliant at juggling the tone, that ability to have one foot in the dramatic world and one in the comedic world. Bilbo is coming to life.''

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey 'living separately'
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Rapper-actor Nick Cannon has reportedly moved into a hotel following a string of rows between himself and singer-wife Mariah Carey.
 
 
Will Rihanna, Coldplay perform at Super Bowl?
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Musicians Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay are likely to perform at the Super Bowl if they're willing to cough up the cash.
 
 
Taylor Swift obsessed with cats
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift, who owns two Scottish Fold cats -- Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson, loves cats so much that she takes them along whenever she travels.
 
 
Benedict Cumberbatch joins 'Jungle Book: Origins'
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor Benedict Cumberbatch will lend his voice for Shere Khan in the upcoming Warner Bros' film adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book".
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Kanye West ditches fried chicken for smoothies
Kanye West has ditched fried chicken in favour of three smoothies a day. The 37-year-old rapper has been banned from eating calorific treats, such as macaroni and cheese and mouth-watering chicken covered in batter, as...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Justin Bieber sued by photographer
Justin Bieber is being sued by a photographer. The 'Believe' hitmaker reportedly destroyed Aja Oxman's camera after ordering his bodyguard to ''do whatever he had to'' to get the paparazzo's memory card after he took a...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
P. Diddy set up French and Khloe
P. Diddy set up Khloe Kardashian and French Montana. The 'Don't Panic' rapper insists rumors his girlfriend's brother-in-law Kanye West - who has 14-month-old daughter North with Khloe's sister Kim - introduced him to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Ellen DeGeneres' ex-boyfriend speaks out
Ellen DeGeneres' former boyfriend is convinced they'd still be close if she was still in her home town. The 56-year-old talk show host - who is married to actress Portia de Rossi - dated Ben Heath for two years until he...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Coldplay will have to pay to play at Super Bowl?
Coldplay will reportedly have to pay the NFL if they want to perform at the Super Bowl. The 'A Sky Full of Stars' hitmakers are among a list of artists said to be in talks with The National Football League to perform...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Germany to supply arms to Kurdish fighters
Berlin, Aug 20 (IANS) Germany is prepared to supply weapons to Kurds in northern Iraq,announced Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen jointly announced Wednesday Wednesday after...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
PTI agrees for talks with Pakistani government (Third Lead)
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has agreed to talks with the government over alleged rigging of the 2013 general elections, a media report said. Senior PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi told...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Black Friday 2014 is Less than 100 Days Away
Black Friday 2014 is less than 100 days away. When is Black Friday 2014? Black Friday 2014 is on November 28th. Of course the Black Friday sales start already weeks before the actual Black Friday. Which means the first...
Read more on Black Friday Countdown
 
47 arrested in US town after fresh riots
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS/EFE) Forty-seven people were arrested overnight in Ferguson in the US state of Missouri after protestors hurled bottles at police in fresh outbreak of violence over the shooting death of an...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Is your deodorant making your armpits smell worse?
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) Deodorants and antiperspirants are being more widely used and advertised than ever before, but did you know that they may actually make you smell worse in the long run? According to a study,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla