Monday, March 25, 2013

‘The Hobbit’ actor Richard Armitage (Thorin) previews most anticipated scene in ‘Desolation of Smaug’ By Andrew Sims (HYPABLE)

In what can be considered one of the first interviews about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey sequel The Desolation of Smaug, actor Richard Armitage (who plays dwarf Thorin) previews which scene he can’t wait see on the big screen.

“I think the barrel sequence [in which the dwarves escape their elf captors by river, hidden in wine barrels],” he answered when posed the question by TotalFilm, “which we all thought was going to be the finale of the first film, is going to be incredible. I’ve seen all the various pieces: the aerial shots of waterfalls with barrels going down them, the very fast-moving river set where we were submerged under water, the wild river we’re floating down towards the end of the sequence… I think it’ll be one of the most thrilling parts of the second film.”

As for where his character’s relationship lies with Bilbo, “The trust between Thorin and Bilbo has now been established. He’s gone from somebody that absolutely dismisses this halfling to realising he’s an essential part of the quest. Bilbo becomes his confidant and that goes further into film three – we’re planting seeds for when Thorin is betrayed by Bilbo.”


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