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Martin Freeman wasn't a Hobbit fan

2012-12-10 19:52
 
Martin Freeman Elijah Wood The Hobbit
Los Angeles - Martin Freeman was never a fan of The Hobbit.

The 41-year-old actor - who stars as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's new trilogy The Hobbit - admitted he never read JRR Tolkien's prequel or The Lord of the Rings series until he got the role but is now hooked.

He said: "I hadn't read any of the books actually. I got familiar with Middle Earth through Peter Jackson's films. Now I can see why people love that world so much."

Martin also loved spending a year and a half in New Zealand filming the movie.

He said: "It was lovely to have the time to get to know people properly. I'm a homebody so I like putting a DVD on and having a beer. But Ian McKellen was the kind of the social scene. Night's round Gandalf's house. There was a lot of that."

Martin had to wear prosthetic feet in order to look like a hobbit and revealed he found them quite painful.

He added to PEOPLE magazine: "The foot prosthetic comes halfway up your thigh, sort of like stockings. If you've got hairy legs then it's agony. So you have to powder your legs first."

- BangShowBiz

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