Martin Freeman Talks THE HOBBIT, Edgar Wright’s THE WORLD’S END, How He Got the Nickname ‘Little Martin’ on Set, and More

     December 13, 2012


With Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opening this weekend, I recently got to interview some of the cast and filmmakers in New York City and all week I’ve been posting them.  Here’s Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, who plays Thorin Oakenshield, son of Thráin, son of Thrór, King Under the Mountain, and Weta Digital’s Sr. Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri.

During my very fun conversation with Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins) we talked about his reaction to seeing The Hobbit for the first time, whether or not he is looking forward to the additional filming next year, is he ready for the fame that comes with being the lead in a major movie trilogy, and more.  However, while talking about The Hobbit was great, the best part of the interview was discussing how he got the nickname “Little Martin” on the set of Edgar Wright’s The World’s End with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.  It also led to a bold statement about the chances of the Star Trek sequels box office compared to The Hobbit.  Trust me, you definitely want to watch this interview.  Hit the jump to check it out.

Martin Freeman:

  • Talks about the amount of press he’s been doing
  • Is he really changing his name to “Little Martin.”
  • Talks about The Worlds End
  • Makes a big statement about the box office of The Hobbit versus Star Trek Into Darkness
  • What was his reaction to seeing The Hobbit for the first time
  • Is he excited to go back for the additional photography on the next two Hobbit films
  • Is he ready for the fame that comes with being the lead in a major movie trilogy

Peruse all our recent coverage of The Hobbit below:


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