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Photos of Benedict Cumberbatch Playing Smaug in THE HOBBIT

Here's a series of fun photos showing Benedict Cumberbatch playing the dragon, Smaug, in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy. He filmed the character using motion capture technology, and as you can see in the photos, he really got into it, which is great! He talked about playing the dragon in a previous interview, saying,

You just have to lose your shit on a carpeted floor, in a place that looks a little bit like a mundane government building. It was just me as well, with four static cameras and all the sensors. Then the boys at Weta work their magic… It’s very freeing, once you put the suit on and the sensors. I’ve never felt less encumbered, actually. And you have to be. You have to be free.

So here are the pictures of him losing his shit!

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