Warner Bros interview..Clue to future project--Quote: "perhaps something more intimate..something from literature maybe."
EXCERPT:During filming Armitage got to know Cate Blanchett but unfortunately never got to film a scene with her."Thorin and Galadriel (Blanchett's character) don't meet but when I watched the movie and I heard Galadriel say Thorin's name and it sent a chill down my spine," he says.
"It felt so special that she was saying my name, because her character is just so ethereal and a goddess."
Armitage will get to see some of his castmates again when he returns to New Zealand for more filming this year.
"I think we've got ten more weeks because we haven't shot the final battle, which is the Battle of the Five Armies," he says.
Throughout the interview, Armitage is tight-lipped on what fans will see in the second and third films.
Before answering questions he frequently repeats "if you've read the book..." as he does when talking about the scenes he is about to shoot.
"If you've read the book, it's one of Tolkien's great epic battles," he says.
"To call on five armies, one of which is airborne, it's going to be pretty spectacular."
When Armitage does return to Middle-earth, one thing he's not looking forward to is the prosthetics.
As Thorin, he wears a prosthetic that covers his head, ears, nose, forehead and eyebrows, as well as a fat/muscle suit and costumes with heavy velvet, leather, fur and weaponry.
All up, he says it totalled about 25 kilos - like carrying 25 bags of sugar on your body.
"That's something that's a scary thing to go back to, because it's so hot," he says.
"You can literally feel the water trickling down the back of your neck all day. It's like being in a sauna."
While it's unlikely Armitage will want to keep his prosthetics when filming wraps, he does have a version of Thorin's sword - Orcrist - of his own.
"The weird thing is, I want to take it down to the gym and start swinging it around in preparation, but I don't think my gym would let me do that," he says pretending to swing the sword.
"'I'm just training, what's the problem?'"
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John Porter gets *Mabelized*
Excerpt from RA's recent question/answer The Hobbit session in Australia:Oscar Hillerstrom: ‘Sir’ Peter Jackson Ladies and Gentlemen (Audience laughing loudly all the way through this and the next ‘embarrassing moment’ tale) is not the first person to lose their trousers on the set of The Hobbit. I want to take you to a fan question about Dwarves Illustrated 2012.