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Orlando Bloom Confesses To Not Having Read Lord Of The Rings

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12/04/2013 7:42 pm
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Orlando Bloom Confesses To Not Having Read Lord Of The Rings
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Adrienne Tyler

Staff Writer

We are getting closer and closer to the release date for the second part of The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, which means that the cast is all over the world doing promotion. Our beloved Orlando Bloom was on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about this new Hobbit film, and with this came a confession when Kimmel asked him if he was "one of the guys who read the [LOTR] books": "I read 'The Hobbit' when I was a kid. I got part-way through 'The Lord of the Rings', but… girls were far more interesting". A bit ironic as his character, Legolas, is not part of The Hobbit, and he read the part of The Lord of the Rings which did not involve his character. We can't blame him, though, as The Lord of the Rings trilogy is among lists of "most unfinished books of all time" due its length of more than 1000 pages. But all this doesn't concern Bloom at all, as he has total faith in director Peter Jackson: "Peter really understands this world and I think he's got one eye on the fans and the Tolkien people and the people who are real fans of the movie and he's also got an eye on making it a successful, fantastic movie". Speaking of Peter Jackson, Sir Ian McKellen recently explained on The Daily Show how Jackson was able to make 3 films out of one single book: "This is the advantage of literature over film. If Tolkien writes, 'The army of 10,000 arrived on the plain', for Peter Jackson that's not enough. You gotta build it up. You have to see the 10,000 arriving. It's a long time for 10,000 to arrive in one place". The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theatres December 13.


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