Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

How Did I Know What to Say? They Had My Lines Written Down on a Script

with 3 comments

The Hobbit has broken Sir Ian McKellen.

“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.

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.”

Written by gerrycanavan

November 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm

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  1. gerrycanavan

    November 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm

  2. This trilogy has all the makings of an epic disaster.

    Tom Elrod

    November 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  3. You gotta love Sir Ian x

    Lily Wight

    November 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm


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