Orlando Bloom, Lee Pace, Evangeline Lilly and Martin Freeman - the stars of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which is being released in Russia today - spoke about their work in the cult trilogy directed by Peter Jackson in an exclusive interview.
We met up with the cast of the fantasy saga in London on the day of the world premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the final installment of Tolkien's trilogy, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. In Russia, the premiere is scheduled for today, December 11.
In an interview with Cosmo.ru, "elves" Lee Pace, Evangeline Lilly and Orlando Bloom recalled the shooting, told what they managed to keep in memory of the trilogy, the difficulties of filming, which became special for Evangeline Lilly: she became a mother a few months before filming began "Battles".
Martin Freeman, who played the main role of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, spoke about his hero and why he attracts the audience more than the rest of the characters in the saga. From discussing boring moments on the set, the conversation with Freeman turned to the problems of war and peace.
For those who do not understand the chronology of Middle-earth, a fabulous country from the universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, let us clarify that the events of the story about the hobbit unfolds several decades before the war with the forces of evil, which is described in the novel "The Lord of the Rings". In the story The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins helps the dwarves to reclaim the Lonely Mountain belonging to their ancestors, captured by the dragon Smaug, and along the way finds a magic ring that makes him invisible.
Bilbo is the uncle of the hobbit Frodo, who will subsequently destroy the Ring of Omnipotence, endowed with the power of the Dark Lord Sauron. You may have already seen the adaptation of these events: Peter Jackson's film trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" starring Elijah Wood was released in 2001-2003.