Martin Freeman overwhelmed by The Hobbit

added: 24 Oct 2012 // by: Newsdesk 

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(Cover) - EN Movies - Martin Freeman says The Hobbit has affected his life by "mythical proportions".

The British actor stars as the title character Hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the movie.

Martin described how unprepared he was for the much anticipated release.

ďThereís still a part of me that doesnít quite believe itís going to come out. Not many things you do in your life take on mythical proportions," Martin told Empire magazine. "Because of Tolkien, and because of Peter, itís the most anticipated film Iím sure I will ever do.Ē

Martin explained what it was like when he first saw the trailer for the movie.

The actor says it was only then he realized what he'd been working on was a film, rather than his real life. The movie marks the beginning of a new trilogy of films from The Lord of the Rings author Tolkien. It also reunited the cast with director Peter Jackson a decade after they first started working together on the epic The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

ďIt was like, f**k, I thought we were just doing it for ourselves," Martin laughed.

ďItís the fact that itís Peter Jackson and heís picking up Tolkien and doing what everybody wants to be done with it. Itís his vision, and itís so so close, so close to my vision.Ē

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