For the first time, we hear about Richard's journey with the film and expecially how he has become so very familiar with the character of Thorin Oakenshield.
A few quotes from the interview:
"It's been the best thing I've ever worked on in my life, by far."
"I think this is one of those characters that always stay with you because you spend so much time with him and it's such a transformation. I'm in the character every day, and I've become so familiar with him. I sort of know how he thinks."
"I think that's the beauty of Tolkien. He does create very well-rounded, quite dangerous characters to play his protagonists. He risks scaring kids."
"I grew my own beard after the first block because I felt that it was restricting my face. The jaw is so connected to emotion that I wanted to have that free. It made such a huge difference."
"When Thorin assembles the quest, he pulls dwarves from all different places to go on this quest. That's mirrored in who we are as actors."
Read the full interview here:
The 13 dwarves with Richard as Thorin Oakenshield