the cast of The Hobbit with the Lego of their character.
photos by Mark Pokorny
The Hobbit Production Diaries: Richard Armitage (x)
Saul Metzstein: The really interesting shot we did [there], which is what Doctor Who has always wanted to do and never actually done, is the shot when you see the TARDIS as a box and you go into it in one shot. And we finally managed to do the “It’s bigger on the inside” shot.
I was actually thinking about this today when I rewatched the episode! I was like “Oh wow, they’ve never done that before.”
Also, this is one of the best interviews I’ve read with Richard Armitage for The Hobbit.
There was another series that I was involved in called “Strike Back”, which unfortunately I had to walk away from. The prospect of sitting in a cinema watching another actor play Thorin when I’d been offered the role - I mean sometimes that happens, sometimes you do have to walk away from roles or you can’t make it work with dates - I couldn’t have lived with myself seeing someone else play him. I would rather have given up my career for that. And actually I said to Pete when I got down there, “if this is that last piece of work I ever do, I’ll be a happy man and a happy actor.” I still feel that. If I never work again, I’ve had the most fulfilling experience an actor can have with this role.