Q: And what was working [with Richard Armitage like]?
Audience: (enthusiastic cheering)
Dean O’Gorman: We’re all a bit like that around Richard. I’m like, “Oh, my God. So dreamy.”
Jed Brophy: (fans self) It was quite hard work.
Dean: ”Armitage is something else.” […] Like I said, I arrived a bit later, so I went down to audition, and I had the audition with Aidan, and then Philippa was showing me around the set. And she (inaudible) […] ”Richard’s in,” and I was like “Okay.” And he was doing vocal warm-ups in his trailer. And he was just so lovely to me from day one. And Richard really, he really wanted the relationship between Fili, Kili, and Thorin to be, you know, as genuine as possible, so he would really do his best to make us feel comf-, feel sort of comforted. Especially me in my first week, ‘cause I was, you know, extremely nervous. And he’s just a really lovely individual, isn’t he?
Jed: I’d follow him into Erebor. He’s a king of men.
Mark Hadlow: I guess if you were, you know, a whole lot of Dwarves, and you, whatever you are, he is honestly the leader, which is what you just said. I mean he was…you would follow him, honestly. Even Richard Armitage as Richard Armitage, without the Dwarf costume. You would follow Richard Armitage.