The Hobbit Blog #1: 10 Best Moments
9) Martin Freeman’s Fresh Threads
We see: Freeman following up a lovely speech - partly delivered in native Maori tongue - by Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield), thanking assorted locals and project partners for their hospitality during the shoot.
We hear: “My name’s Martin Freeman, and I’m in the cast as well. [Such modesty, Bilbo!]
He stole everything I was about to say, but I hope by the end of this journey, we’re all as close as we have the potential to be.” Aww.
We learn: That, although he may be endearingly self-effacing, our Martin sure knows the correct sartorial approach to attending a Powhiri welcoming ceremony.
Take note, lest you look a fool at your next one.