Stephen Fry: ‘Peter Jackson had me eating testicles for ‘The Hobbit”

'My character is an opportunity for sheer grossness,' says actor

Stephen Fry has revealed that director Peter Jackson had him eating testicles for his role in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

In an interview with Digital Spy, Fry revealed that his character in Jackson’s film – which opens on December 14 next year – was an “opportunity for sheer grossness”.

Fry, who will take on the role of the Master Of Laketown, said of Jackson: “He was a shlock, gore director of the highest quality and wit. My character is an opportunity for sheer grossness.”

He went on to add:

He had me eating testicles… gross appetites. I mustn’t give too much away but I’ve got a bald cap and then on top of that a really bad combover wig and this wispy moustache and wispy beard and horrible blotchy skin and disgusting fingernails.

Last month, the actor Andy Serkis – who will reprise his role as Gollum from The Lord Of The Rings – promised that a trailer for the movie would be screened this Christmas.

Martin Freeman will portray hero Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, leading a cast that includes Stephen Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch, James Nesbitt, Aidan Turner and Sylvester McCoy. Reprising their roles from the trilogy are Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving and Elijah Wood.