Benedict Cumberbatch, star of BBC’s Sherlock, spoke out about his role as the treasure hording Smaug, the dragon. Revealing in an interview with Total Film, Cumberbatch said that he wouldn’t just be supplying the voice but  a lot of Smaug’s actions as well. Raining spoilers all over our hopes, Cumberbatch tell fans to keep an ‘eye’ out for him in the first installment The Hobbit “An Unexpected Journey”. 

“It’s very freeing, once you put the suit on and the sensors, I’ve never felt less encumbered, actually. And you have to be. You have to be free you just have to lose your s$%t on a carpeted floor, in a place that looks a little bit like a mundane government building. It was just me as well, with four static cameras and all the sensors. Then the boys at Weta work their magic. I think my eye will open at the end of the first film, and then you’ll get the rest of me in the second.”


The Hobbit Trilogy begins this December, with An Unexpected Journey opening in theaters on the 14th!

Stay tooned 😛



Thanks  mudora’s deviantart page for the beautiful pic of Bilbo and Smaug

Via: Total Film