During the Hobbit premiere last year all actors gushed about the wonderful experience they had filming with Peter Jackson in New Zealand.
But now Martin Freeman, who plays Bilbo Baggins in the blockbuster, reveals that there has been one thing he could have done without with. Especially on a hot day.
“The big feet kind of inform part of your physicality, and your physicality informs how you play the part,” Freeman says in a new Blu-ray extra published by E! Online. “You literally can’t walk in a way that you would normally walk,” the British actor described how the costumes helped him shape his performance.
“So you literally have to lift your feet higher, and that affects your gait.”
He also revealed that putting up the massive feet wasn’t as complicated as some might have expecte.
“They’re quite easy to put on and off-about eight minutes.” he explains.
“Two people sit at my feet, roll them on literally like a pair of tights-they come up to your mid-thigh. And then if you wanna take them off between lunch or whatever, you can do that.”
But that doesn’t mean that they were a joy to wear. “It’s quite unpleasant, actually. If it’s a hot day, it gets sweaty,” he says.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has earned more than US$1billion at the gobal office. Freeman will star in the two upcoming sequels, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There And Back Again.
The next instalment in The Hobbit saga, The Desolation of Smaug, storms theatres on Deceember 13. The DVD/Bluray of the first movie will be released next week.