Sir Ian Mckellen - Sir Ian McKellen's tears of frustration

Sir Ian McKellen cried with frustration on the set of 'The Hobbit'.

The 73-year-old actor became distressed filming the Sir Peter Jackson-directed movie, and mistakenly told the crew he did not become an actor to pretend pictures on sticks were dwarves.

He said: ''I had a miserable day. In order to shoot the dwarves and a large Gandalf, we couldn't be in the same set.

''All I had for company was 13 photographs of the dwarves on top of stands with little lights - whoever's talking flashes up. Pretending you're with 13 other people when you're on your own, it stretches your technical ability to the absolute limits.

''And I cried, actually. I cried. Then I said out loud, 'This is not why I became an actor'. Unfortunately the microphone was on and the whole studio heard.''

However, he was pleased to find everything had been made pleasant for him on his next day of filming.

He said: ''The next day I went into my little tent and it had all been decorated beautifully. Remnants of Rivendell, carpets and cushions, fresh fruit and flowers, things that were hanging. It was lovely.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Ian McKellen - Peter Jackson

Advertisement

More Ian Mckellen

Sir Ian McKellen Inspires Bristol Students With Famous Gandalf Line

Sir Ian McKellen has given students at Chew Valley School in Bristol a day they’ll never forget, after he delivered one of his most famous...

Film Franchises That Go On Forever

The Hobbit trilogy has been criticised by some viewers for having too little content spread too thinly over the course of too many films. Originally,...

Middle Earth is Ravaged By War in 'The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies' [Trailer + Pictures]

As promised by the release of Smaug from Eribor, war has descended upon Middle Earth and threatens to strip landscape of peace, serenity and beauty....

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Trailer

Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and the mini-army of dwarves led by Thorin are facing an evermore deadly path in their pursuit of the Lonely Mountain and...

Advertisement

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Gets a Facebook Photo Tease

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ won’t be out for another 6 months, which means it’s just the right time to start dripping...

Why Daniel Day-Lewis Deserves His Knighthood

Few actors impart an intensity and dedication to the process of characterization as relentlessly as Daniel Day-Lewis. The 57 year-old occupies a position in the...

X-men: Days of Future Past Movie Review

Continuing to be the most original and resonant of the Marvel superhero franchises, the X-men return in the capable hands of director Bryan Singer, who...

With 95%, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Is The Best X-Men Movie. Period.

The early reviews of X-Men: Days of Future Past were potentially damaging. There was talk of the narrative being far too complex for the average...

Advertisement

Comments

Ian McKellen Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Ian McKellen

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All