Yet another interview. In this one RA is asked how he is similar to Thorin.
BILBO BAGGINS V. THORIN OAKENSHIELD, ET. AL.: IS THE HOBBIT’S CONTRACT ENFORCEABLE?
DECEMBER 9, 2012
Recent RA interview quote:
What did you do to prepare for a role that is so well known and beloved by so many?
RA: “By always staying with the novel. Because I am one of those readers that read that book as a child and read that book as an adult, and I’m one of those fans that doesn’t want to see this character ruined by some idiot actor that thinks he knows better than Tolkien. I always went back to Tolkien. I always had the book with me throughout filming and if I ever got lost I was always back to the book. That’s the only way I could honour the character.”
Following excerpt from a recent interview in RA's *hometown* newspaper:
.. he was in the local area when the Richard III excavation was taking place:"It was just as they were finding the Richard III bones in that car park. I'm excited to hear about the findings of this DNA, I've watched with interest...My father's a historical fanatic about his character and I've inherited that enthusiasm, but I know by the time I get the chance I'll be too old and too tall to play the role. I'd somehow like to realise that part of history."
GQ Magazine Interview: