Elijah Wood: 'The Hobbit is going to be a surprise'

Published Jan 23 2012, 19:32 GMT  |  By

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The Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood has said that he is excited to watch The Hobbit in full.

The Frodo Baggins actor explained that his minor role in the Martin Freeman-fronted prequel means he can watch "as a fan".

Wood told Collider: "What's great is that, especially because my character is so small in this, I can be completely objective. So, I'm excited to see it, as a fan.

"I don't have the months and months of hard work and experience on the films, and deep knowledge as to what they're filming, on a day-to-day basis. I have my own little bit, and then everything is going to be a surprise."

The 30-year-old, who played a prominent role in Peter Jackson's original trilogy, added: "It was a gift to go back and return. I was in Hobbiton again, for the first time in 11 years. I turned 19 in Hobbiton. I'm 30 now.

"That put a lot of things into perspective. It was beautiful. It was just beautiful to go back. I only worked a small amount when I was there. I was there for a month, and the majority of my time was just going to set every day and meeting a lot of the new cast members, catching up with old friends, and being in Wellington again."

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Watch a behind-the-scenes video featuring Elijah Wood's return to the JRR Tolkien series below:



The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set for release on December 14, 2012. Part two - There And Back Again - will follow in Christmas 2013.

Watch the trailer for An Unexpected Journey below: