Interview translated by Empedocles (from The One Ring.net)
Here’s some snippets from the translated interview:
“I know my work plan” says Freeman. “I start in January, then I’ll have a break in the summer so I can shoot the second season of Sherlock, the BBC show where I portray Watson, and then I’ll be back in New Zealand in September in order to finish the movie by the end of the year”. The Englishman says summer because he’s thinking about the northern hemisphere seasons, but it will be winter in New Zealand.
“I really didn’t care much about whether the film was going to be shot or not [sic]. I worry about my family (he has two small children) and whether they will have to move in with me. They will, of course, but that’s why I was most interested in knowing if we were going to be shooting in Eastern Europe or New Zealand.”
“I wasn’t a fan of Tolkien before, I am now. A couple of weeks ago, I tried Bilbo’s hairy feet for the first time, and also the ears, although mine are big enough already, and the hair too. Moreover, they made molds out of those parts of my body since I’m going to be using prosthetics for many months. How did I look? Really different… but I’m ready to be Bilbo.”
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