Flight Of The Conchords’ Bret McKenzie talks his role in ‘The Hobbit’

Comedy star clears up confusion over his character's name

Flight Of The ConchordsBret McKenzie has cleared up confusion about his character in the forthcoming film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The comedy actor originally had a cameo role as an elf dubbed Figwit in Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship Of The Ring flick, but hinted to Total Film that he would be taking on a different role in the new film because the character has “different ears”.

“I’ve got a cameo as an elf. Or another cameo,” he said. “My character is called Lindir, I hang out with Elrond… I’ve got a few lines in Elvish.”

When asked if it was the same character he had played before, he answered:

You’ll probably see, I’ve got slightly different ears. That’s how I differentiate my elf characters. The big difference for this character is that he’s in 3D. He’s a character that’s a lot more three dimensional.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is released on December 14, 2012, and recently celebrated its one-year countdown to release. Martin Freeman will take on the lead role of Bilbo Baggins. Benedict Cumberbatch, Freeman’s co-star on Sherlock, will also star, as will Stephen Fry, James Nesbitt, Aidan Turner and Sylvester McCoy.

Reprising their roles from the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, meanwhile, are Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving and Elijah Wood.