Recently, MTV News caught up with Benedict Cumberbatch, star of BBC’s Sherlock and talked a little bit about his work on the upcoming film The Hobbit.
Cumberbatch was all praise for producer Peter Jackson, saying “I was very lucky [to work] with Pete. As far as the experience, what an extraordinary one it was because at the time I was in my work; I was in isolation with him and this incredible tag team. And at the very cool place with that technology doing mo-cap for two characters, Smaug the dragon and another character, which will remain nameless, and it was an awful lot of fun.”
He also noted that he has not seen any finished footage yet since he has been mostly working by himself. Cumberbatch also had praise for fellow Sherlock and The Hobbit co-star Martin Freeman who is playing the main character Bilbo in Peter Jackson’s film.
“For Martin to be sitting there playing Bilbo is amazing. He’s going to be amazing, he’s going to be fantastic in this film.”
The Hobbit is slated for release December 14.