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Beorn to be featured in both movies, Persbrandt reveals:
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macfalk
Valinor


Feb 25 2011, 8:12am

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Beorn to be featured in both movies, Persbrandt reveals: Can't Post

Now we know that the film won't end before the company meets up with Beorn, that is for sure now, after Mikael Persbrandt revealed some info today in an interview (and that he is a Tolkien fan! Isnt that great? Cool)

(rough translation)

[..] Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, where he plays Beorn, who has the ability of transforming himself into a bear. It was revealed that Tolkien was a childhood hero for Persbrandt.

"I read all the books. I went to second-hand bookshops searching for the first Bilbo-books (The Hobbit) - I was a fantasy geek. Jackson's Tolkien-movies are absolutely magnificent. He's the man. The whole project will be so exciting. It is about 700 people in the crew, I am to stand in a corner and try to be pliable.

[Interviewer]: Persbrandt compares his role in The Hobbit to his first job as an extra for Ingemar Bergman, and the performance anxiety that occurs.

"I think I share that sense with many of the people in my profession, we never allow ourselves to be truly happy - instead, we begin thinking about the impacts. How am I as a bear? One start thinking about stuff like that instead of thinking that this could be damn fun"

"I will play in both movies and will be there (NZ) five times this year and at least one more time next year. I am contracted for 25-28 days of shooting but it would not surprise me if it turned out to be more. I have only read 5 pages of the script, it was top secret, they sent somebody to a hotel in Los Angeles and I got to sign them: "Now they are yours. Bye", he said. I am currently waiting for my call, but it can not be delayed too much since the filming for "Hamilton" begins soon (March 21, in Sweden)."


[Interviewer]: What would you have said if you knew back then as a 12-year-old if you knew that you would one day play Beorn?

"Incredibly strange. I was never going to be an actor, I liked contructing buildings in balsa wood and wanted to become an astronaut, and it turned out like this.




The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

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maut
Rivendell


Feb 25 2011, 9:24am

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Not so sure [In reply to] Can't Post


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Now we know that the film won't end before the company meets up with Beorn, that is for sure now, after Mikael Persbrandt revealed some info today in an interview

Beorn also apperas at Battple of Five Armies, so... he is in Film2 anyway....

Far over the misty mountains cold

To dungeons deep and caverns old

We must away ere break of day

To seek the pale enchanted gold.
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...and the sound of the kettle on his hearth was ever after more musical than it had been even in the quiet days before the Unexpected Party

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DeadRabbits
Lorien


Feb 25 2011, 10:00am

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I don't get your point [In reply to] Can't Post

He said that he will be featured in both movies, which means that the first movie won't end before Bilbo & co's meeting with him.

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Patty
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Feb 25 2011, 10:47am

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Thanks for this info, macfalk. And your deduction sounds spot on. / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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macfalk
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Feb 25 2011, 2:38pm

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Here is a part of it on video [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.tv4play.se/...&videoid=1275848



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

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Voronwë_the_Faithful
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Feb 25 2011, 2:53pm

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Thanks, MacFalk! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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macfalk
Valinor


Feb 25 2011, 3:12pm

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No probs: [In reply to] Can't Post

By the way, is my vid watchable for the non-Swedes? I can upload it to youtube if someone if it doesn't work.



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Feb 25 2011, 3:48pm

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So happy he is a fan! [In reply to] Can't Post

And thanks for posting this.SmileSmile


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Feb 25 2011, 4:11pm

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And as a complete aside [In reply to] Can't Post

I've always wondered: can German speakers and Swedish (and Danish and Norwegian) understand a fair amount of each other's languages?


Carne
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Feb 25 2011, 4:23pm

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I'm a Norwegian, and I can easily understand 95% of what a Swede and Dane says (even easier to read). German is a tad harder to hear, but I can understand some of it if written down, as many words are similar to Norwegian/Swedish/Danish.


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Ethel Duath
Valinor


Feb 25 2011, 4:29pm

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Yes--I was just curious because in the video [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought I understood a word or two, although I only had 1 year of German (and none of Swedish!).

Thanks!SmileSmile


B.R.n
The Shire

Feb 25 2011, 4:32pm

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Film 2 [In reply to] Can't Post

Then film 2 will begin as the Company enters Mirkwood.kewl


acheron
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Feb 25 2011, 4:34pm

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German and Dutch are closer than German and Swedish [In reply to] Can't Post

Norwegian and Swedish and Danish are all closely related (Icelandic is there too but a little bit more distant).

German and Dutch are pretty close to each other, as is English, at least historically. (Old English more than modern, due to the injection of French provided by the Normans.) I know a bit of German, and I wouldn't say that I can "understand" or "read" Dutch, but it's definitely recognizable (in some ways a combination of German and English actually). For the most part I would not say the 'north Germanic' languages like Swedish are especially recognizable, but I imagine if I were actually fluent in German I might get a bit of it, as Carne says for going the other way.

There's a ton about them at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanic_languages if anyone is interested.

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Owain
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Feb 25 2011, 4:42pm

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Seem's like a really cool guy, and a great choice for Beorn.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Oden
Rivendell


Feb 25 2011, 5:09pm

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I am probably most excited to see Beorn in the movies. [In reply to] Can't Post

Beorn for some reason has always been one of my favorite characters in The Hobbit. I am not certain if it is his skin changing, his home, his animals or the fact that he lives off bread, honey and mead (as a man at least partially).

I will admit that still to this day, anytime I eat honey (which I do as often as I can!) I still think of Beorn's meadows of beehives and I can almost hear the humming of large honey bee wings.

Can't wait to see Beorn in the movies!


duats
Grey Havens

Feb 25 2011, 5:47pm

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For me [In reply to] Can't Post

The appeal of Beorn's character is simple.

Giant bear + Middle-earth = Instant win.


maut
Rivendell


Feb 25 2011, 6:15pm

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Sorry [In reply to] Can't Post

I was mistaken in a way.

Far over the misty mountains cold

To dungeons deep and caverns old

We must away ere break of day

To seek the pale enchanted gold.
__________________________________
...and the sound of the kettle on his hearth was ever after more musical than it had been even in the quiet days before the Unexpected Party

________________________________
Welcome back to Middle-Earth!!!


maut
Rivendell


Feb 25 2011, 6:19pm

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Am I correct [In reply to] Can't Post


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I am currently waiting for my call, but it can not be delayed too much since the filming for "Hamilton" begins soon (March 21, in Sweden)."

suggesting he is not availiable for the first days of shooting? As We know, March 21 will be the first shooting day and here it is said that he will be acting in some Swedish movie. Eh?

Far over the misty mountains cold

To dungeons deep and caverns old

We must away ere break of day

To seek the pale enchanted gold.
__________________________________
...and the sound of the kettle on his hearth was ever after more musical than it had been even in the quiet days before the Unexpected Party

________________________________
Welcome back to Middle-Earth!!!


Hermoor
The Shire

Feb 25 2011, 7:14pm

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:) [In reply to] Can't Post

After he starting to work out for that movie hamilton he sure seems much more on edge. Seems much happier :) He needs to tone down that excitement before he goes into the role of the bear.


Ataahua
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Feb 25 2011, 7:51pm

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As an aside, [In reply to] Can't Post

a Dutch and a South African friends of mine were talking about how much easier it was for my Dutch friend to understand Afrikaans than for my SA friend to understand Dutch, to which Mr Dutch said, "That's because Afrikaans is LOL-Dutch."

:D

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Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Feb 25 2011, 7:55pm

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Those are some fine piercing ice blue eyes. [In reply to] Can't Post

Just saying.


Hermoor
The Shire

Feb 25 2011, 7:56pm

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A collection of videos... [In reply to] Can't Post

Here are some videos I found of him on youtube that are kind of interesting.

Bear like behaviour:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfLNIFslSxs

Bear stare:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sKpo4aBTQg

And here is a photoshopped image of Mikael as beorn. You get a pretty good view on what he would look like as Beorn watching these videos and the image.


Btw image was made by me and I do take requests via pm.


Kangi Ska
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Feb 25 2011, 7:56pm

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Not necessarily, but what made you think that?// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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carrioncrow
Lorien

Feb 25 2011, 8:38pm

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i never thought otherwise [In reply to] Can't Post

It is hard to envision a adaptation that would not end up with Beorn in both halves.

It would be perhaps more likely (as with Rankin Bass) that he'd be cut entirely. I'm glad (but not surprised) that they haven't made that same stinging cut.

I am looking forward to Beorn and this is my favorite casting choice so far (except for that goat and I assume I'll be seeing him in Beorn's lodge too!!)


B.R.n
The Shire

Feb 25 2011, 9:05pm

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duh [In reply to] Can't Post

The fact that I've seen the scripts

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