With The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey just a few weeks from hitting the big screen, the cast have been talking about the upcoming release of the movie. Martin Freeman, who stars as Bilbo Baggins, has admitted that he still has to remind himself that The Hobbit is for real.
Freeman told Empire magazine, “There’s still a part of me that doesn’t quite believe it’s going to come out. Not many things you do in your life take on mythical proportions. Because of Tolkien, and because of Peter, it’s the most anticipated film I’m sure I will ever do.”
Meanwhile, Richard Armitage, who plays the Dwarf leader Thorin Oakenshield, added, “I’d read The Hobbit over and over as a kid. Then I got into the Lord Of The Rings as an adult, but sadly I was never in a position to even be considered for that trilogy.”
He continued, “There’s nothing that could have stopped me from doing Thorin. If I never do another piece of work again after this, I think I’ll be happy, genuinely happy. It feels like an arrival.”
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set to be released on December 13.