Video interview from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

By:   December 20, 2013

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In this video interview for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, star Martin Freeman reveals what he likes about playing Bilbo Baggins and discusses his character’s growth. Plus, he weighs in on his co-star Benedict Cumberbatch — who also stars with him in the hit TV show Sherlock — and his capturing of the dragon Smaug wearing a motion capture suit.

Next, Benedict Cumberbatch chimes in on what it took to get the role of Smaug and how he captured the essence of the dragon. Besides his love of the book, director Peter Jackson reveals other characteristics that Cumberbatch possessed which made him a perfect fit for the role.