Quote:"Well, I needed him[Thorin] to be heroic on the battlefield and somebody that still has a potential to rise to that state of brilliance on a battlefield, even though it’s like– He’s like a flame that’s fluttering, and has nearly been extinguished, but it has the potential to re-ignite. It’s like a dying flame when you first meet him, but he still has to be a flame. It’s something I’ve struggled with in creating the role, but then you get on with it."
Quote: "Another wild day had him doing a "slow motion sprint through the forest which was on fire," and he seems game for whatever challenge Jackson can throw at him. "I think we did something the other day on a rig where I was in the mouth of a Warg, being shaken around. Pete always wants to push it further, so it got to the point where I was being severely shaken around, but you watch playback and it looks fantastic, so you think, 'Okay, get me back in there and do it again. Shake me harder'," he says with an adventurous smile."
Quote: "There’s a few good bars I can tell you about. Mighty Mighty is a good bar. Matterhorn’s a good bar. Is that what you mean?"
Matterhorn is on the list of 50 best bars in the world. A New York bar is #1. Not certain if that's something to feel proud of or not;D *hic,hic*
Excerpts from http://collider.com interview: