On newsstands today, Total Film has conducted an interview with Peter Jackson and Martin Freeman on the new trilogy.
The magazine has released some excerpts from the interviews with Jackson and Freeman
“He really wants to be left alone, to put his feet up in front of a fire,” says Jackson when asked about The Hobbit protagonist Bilbo Baggins (Freeman). “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.”
Martin Freeman never felt a lot of pressure when he was chosen for the role for two films, but now that the series is a trilogy, does that affect Freeman? Not really.
“It’s not really daunting,” he said. “It is unexpected compared to where we were, but it’s the same thing of telling the story and doing your bit, whether it’s one or two or three films. There’s just, you know, more of it! But there are so many of us involved, it doesn’t really hang on anyone’s shoulders.”
Oh and don’t forget that the livestream for the film’s premiere will take place Tuesday, November 27th at 9:50 pm EST on Livestream.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set to hit theaters December 14th;
The Desolation Of Smaug will arrive December 13th, 2013;
There And Back Again is scheduled to be released July 18th, 2014.