I was asked a question on twitter earlier tonight that really got my mind working.
Very well said. As long as we don’t nastily harass actors/creators (and the *vast* majority of us don’t) we should all be free to like/dislike any characters we want without being shamed, or attacked for our assumed motivations.
"I thought you would be happy?"
Cumberbatch talks with USA TODAY about his Hobbit roles, his 2013 highlights and who’s he taking to the movies on his Christmas break.
Q. How much motion-capture did you do for ‘Smaug’?
A. The most bits I recognize are when it’s square on, where it’s face to face with Bilbo (played by Martin Freeman) or Thorin (Richard Armitage) in the Hall of Kings at the end. That’s where I can definitely see my gestures.
There’s a temperature and pace to some of the movement of the dragon before he obviously flies and does the fantastical things he can do that no human can. Those guys at (digital-effects company) WETA are extraordinary, but they were really receptive to the idea of me characterizing him first in the flesh and moving around the mo-cap studio — “the Volume” as they call it — and give an anthropomorphic quality to this reptile who can breathe fire and fly.
It was also important for me to physicalize where the voice was coming from and not just be a bodiless voice. It fed into the stuff we then did on the soundstage.
There were certain characteristics, eye movements and facial expressions layered underneath this extraordinary creation that came from me.
Some pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch and Steve McQueen at the Q&A to 12 Years a Slave at the Astor Film Lounge Berlin
so yeah that new trailer
Watching the trailer like, “I’ve read this fic before.”
Clip 5 from the Interactive Sherlock Trailer. All clips here.