24 years, german, cosplayer, writer, detail lover, cumbercollective, my heart belongs to london, Star Trek & Sherlock & the Cumberlord. I am in for writing own stories, rpfs and other role plays. Wanna know more about me? Just ask me. I don't bite ;).
Smaug is so physically different from me that much of what people witness in his final performance is the work of the incredible team at Weta Digital. My face isn’t that of a dragon, so the performance that I offered was something which was translated, augmented and adjusted onto the scaly head of an air-liner-sized beast. It was the inspiration that initiated the process of animation. And now, having been through this process, I know I can take pride in seeing the most important elements of my characterization translated by those amazing artists onto a very inhuman form. Everyone knows I played Smaug, but the truth is that thousands of people have spent thousands of hours creating this marvel of cinema. He is removed from how I walk about in life and while I love being a character actor, there’s nothing that I could do that could touch the magic of what Weta Digital has brought to him on top of what I gave them as ideas. It was a beautiful collaboration.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Smaug
Smaug: Unleashing The Dragon
This Monday 21st April we will be conducting an auction of the Belstaff coat worn by Benedict Cumberbatch in this month’s High Life magazine feature on ice driving in Finland.
Belstaff Hollington trench coat in resin-coated nylon twill, regency blue, retail value £1,795.
GUESS WHO! Yesterday we welcomed this international celebrity to the top ….
Looks like he finally figured out the heart-hands. Finally. :P
*clears throat to defend him* He knew how to do it before, he just perfected his technique now :D
I know that the characters are fictional.
But the emotional damage they cause is real.