Martin Freeman - Martin Freeman had never read The Hobbit09 December 2012
'The Hobbit' star Martin Freeman confessed he had never read JRR Tolkien's epic fantasy novel before accepting the part.
Martin Freeman had never read The Hobbit
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 '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.''