July 4, 2012
Hugo Weaving is going from strength to strength as an actor. Big roles in The Matrix Trilogy, V for Vendetta and The Lord of the Rings made his name, and now he’s working on his latest two projects, Cloud Atlas and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Speaking to Collider the actor expressed his joy at teaming up with the Wachowskis on their adaptation of David Mitchell’s novel, saying of the directors:
It felt like it was reuniting with a family, in a way. And then, we got to meet Tom Tykwer, which was great. To work with Lana and Andy is always a joy.
After speaking about the Matrix directors, Weaving gave us the big reveal of the interview: his experiences getting back into costume as Elrond the Half-elven, lord of Rivendell:
It was a lot of fun to go back and be on a Rivendell set again with Ian McKellan. It was really lovely to see some old friends and old faces again, and to go back into a similar world, which is tonally a little bit different… and there’s a particular frustratingly wonderful energy about working on ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’.
While talking about the fun he had revisiting the character and the project, he also let slip that the team has finished post-production on the film, which will be released this December. It sounds like Weaving is having a great time in general, no surprise really as he mingles with some great acting and directorial talent. This fan is more than a little jealous of his awesome jet-set lifestyle.