Girl named Amy that's waiting for my raggedy man to arrive
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londonphile:


Smaug is so physically different from me that much of what people witness in his final performance is the work of the incredible team at Weta Digital. My face isn’t that of a dragon, so the performance that I offered was something which was translated, augmented and adjusted onto the scaly head of an air-liner-sized beast. It was the inspiration that initiated the process of animation. And now, having been through this process, I know I can take pride in seeing the most important elements of my characterization translated by those amazing artists onto a very inhuman form. Everyone knows I played Smaug, but the truth is that thousands of people have spent thousands of hours creating this marvel of cinema. He is removed from how I walk about in life and while I love being a character actor, there’s nothing that I could do that could touch the magic of what Weta Digital has brought to him on top of what I gave them as ideas. It was a beautiful collaboration.
                                  Benedict Cumberbatch, Smaug

Smaug: Unleashing The Dragon 

londonphile:

Smaug is so physically different from me that much of what people witness in his final performance is the work of the incredible team at Weta Digital. My face isn’t that of a dragon, so the performance that I offered was something which was translated, augmented and adjusted onto the scaly head of an air-liner-sized beast. It was the inspiration that initiated the process of animation. And now, having been through this process, I know I can take pride in seeing the most important elements of my characterization translated by those amazing artists onto a very inhuman form. Everyone knows I played Smaug, but the truth is that thousands of people have spent thousands of hours creating this marvel of cinema. He is removed from how I walk about in life and while I love being a character actor, there’s nothing that I could do that could touch the magic of what Weta Digital has brought to him on top of what I gave them as ideas. It was a beautiful collaboration.

                                  Benedict Cumberbatch, Smaug

Smaug: Unleashing The Dragon