‘The Hobbit’ Star Martin Freeman Thinks Bilbo Baggins Is ‘Pompous’

Martin Freeman has revealed that he thinks the lead character of The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins who he will portray in the epic movie, is a “pompous”.

The actor was comparingThe Hobbit to The Lord Of The Rings, Frodo Baggins, played by Elijah Wood who will be reprising the role in Peter Jackson’s prequel.

Responding to a question over what is the difference between the two characters, “He (Bilbo) is intrinsically more correct than Frodo, more pompous. Frodo is more open – Bilbo has to be broken open like a clam. Much of the comedy comes from seeing his correctness face danger for the first time.”

Freeman is still also in shock that the film is actually going to be released stating, “There’s still a part of me that still doesn’t quite believe it’s going to come out. Not many things you do in your life take on mythical proportions. Because of Tolkien, and because of Peter (Jackson) it’s the most anticipated film I’m sure I’ll ever do.”

The official synopsis for the film is “The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Eerebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug.

Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Thier journey will take them into the Wild, through treachourous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.”

The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey is the first part in Jackson’s trilogy of The Hobbit films and will receive its world premiere in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington on November 28.