Hugo Weaving Exclusive Video Interview; Talks THE WOLFMAN and THE HOBBIT

     February 10, 2010

Hugo Weaving slice Lord of the Rings, The Matrix.jpg

Agent Smith in The Matrix.  Elrond in Lord of the Rings.  V in V for Vendetta.  And the voice of Megatron in the Transformers movies.

To say I’m a huge fan of Hugo Weaving would be a gigantic understatement.  Since I first saw The Matrix and heard him say “Mr. Anderson”, I’ve thought Hugo Weaving needs to be in more movies.  Thankfully, directors like Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) and Joe Johnston (The Wolfman) noticed his work and since The Matrix, Weaving has made both small indies and big budget blockbusters.

And speaking of big budget blockbusters, with Universal’s The Wolfman in theaters this weekend, I was able to speak with this great actor as a reporter for our partners at Omelete.  Weaving plays a Scotland Yard inspector investigating the murders.

While you never know how an interview will turn out, I’m extremely happy to say this was a great one.  Not only did we talk about Wolfman, he gave me some very interesting info on why The Hobbit should be a lot different than Lord of the Rings.  If you’re a fan of this great actor, it’s an interview not to be missed:

Finally, here’s some movie clips from The Wolfman, and look for video interviews with Rick Baker and Emily Blunt tomorrow.  As always, I’ve listed what we talked about above the interview.

Hugo Weaving

  • We started off by talking about Sundance and his friends movie Animal Kingdom
  • After mentioning how much of a fan I am…I ask how many people have asked him to record answering machine messages. He gives me an unexpected response
  • We talk about his voice
  • Did he pursue The Wolfman role or did it pursue you
  • What was it like to work with Sir Anthony Hopkins and Benicio Del Toro
  • The Hobbit talk – He makes some very astute observations about what The Hobbit might do differently than what LOTR did
  • and the camera stayed on after we both thought we wrapped….



V for Vendetta movie image (1).jpg

Hugo Weaving The Wolfman movie.jpg

  • Corin Prendiville

    I had know idea he played V, another classic voice lol. Hugo Weaving is a good actor though, I hope we get to see him in more movies in the future and I can't wait for The Wolfman this weekend.

  • ElseHarbeau

    I'm always happy to see Hugo Weaving fans in the entertainment media, but it bugs me a bit when people say they wish he “would be in more movies”… what they usually mean is more big-budget genre films. Hugo Weaving does a couple of films and a play nearly every year (and dozens of voiceovers) but prefers small-budget Australian films like Last Ride and Little Fish. If interviewers asked him more about those films and less about possible sequels he can't say much about yet, Hugo would be pleasantly surprised. (He steals films like The Matrix and The Wolfman, and they're tremendously fun, but his best work is in films not enough people have seen.) And EVERY actor gets asked to “do” his most famous character voices in one way or another, usually by interviewers.

  • Corin Prendiville

    Well, I actually meant just more films in general. But I like to see indie films get good distribution so it would be cool to see him in a film like that. Its a bit depressing when amazing films get shit on because they didn't have a distributor who could get them in theaters or market them. But yeah, every movie I have seen him in he has gotten my attention; he has a very commanding presence. I especially liked him in Proof.

  • Mehone

    Never knew he was Australian.

  • StevePwrBear

    The role that get me interested in how good of an actor Hugo was is “The Adventures of Priscella: Queen of the Desert”. His role as a drag queen in the movie was so convincing and heartfelt. Even then, you can tell about his iconic voice. Mr. Weaving definitely is an actor who will deservedly win an oscar someday.

  • Brendan

    I thought his breakout role for me was “Pricilla, Queen of the Desert”.
    I thought that Guy Pierce (another Australian with a heap of acting cudos) played a brilliant campy role.

  • Shelly Kekes

    He really started and got noticed playing a drag-queen travelling accross Australia with 2 friends in a bus named “Priscilla”. He made one HECK of an ugly drag-queen, but the movie was fabulous! The name of the movie was “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert”. If you like Hugo…'ll laugh all the way through this!

  • philly23232323

    Hugo is an excellent actor – though horribly miscast and directed as Elrond in the LOTR. What was jackson thinking??

  • Katie

    I'm not really sure what you're thinking.

  • Katie

    I'm not really sure what you're thinking.