Orlando Bloom on Legolas— ‘I Was So Much Older then, I’m Younger than that Now’

Orlando Bloom Hobbit

More than a decade has now passed since the filming of the original Lord of the Rings series, however, Orlando Bloom has the task of having to look younger in his role of Legolas, considering The Hobbit takes place much earlier.  Orlando Bloom discussed this challenge and gave his thoughts at a recent press junket, where he had much to say about the new movie.  When asked how he plans do it, he responded, saying “Dude, magic. Good genes…I don’t know what to tell you, a bit of make-up.”

He also went on to say:

”It’s crazy, the wig fits. It still fits. It’s the same wig, and it still fits. And the costume, it fit. The same costume fit. I’m not actually wearing – well I’m not gonna talk about it, I can’t tell you anything else.”

Bloom was then asked his thoughts on shooting in 3D and how the technology has progressed since his first time in Middle Earth.  He said:

”My experience of it is that it’s the same, I mean it seems to be becoming the norm which is crazy in many regards, but I guess as time goes on things move on forward. The cameras are probably getting lighter and smaller, as they are with the RED Epic’s,” he added. “But they’re doing remarkable things on ‘The Hobbit’ with these cameras that I couldn’t have imagined, and [Musketeers] was shot with James Cameron’s cameras, the ARRI Alexa.”

As we have announced, there will be many returning characters from Lord of the Rings that will also appear in the two Hobbit movies.  Some of which are named in The Hobbit movie, others who are not.  There are mixed feelings from Hobbit fans about adding the characters who are not named.  What are your thoughts?  Discuss them in our forum below.

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