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WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch pretends to be a dragon

by Emmy Griffiths Published on 24 February 2014

Being a fantasy movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug required a certain posh British actor of stature and dignity to crouch on all fours on the floor and pretend to be the dragon Smaug. The final result looked incredible, namely because the man looked like a dragon, but the footage of Benedict slithering about in a grey costume pulling funny faces in undeniably funny.

The movie business is a funny old job isn’t it? One moment you’re Sherlock Holmes in your long coat and the world at your feet, the next you’re lying on your stomach pretending to slither about with dots all over your face.

During a video in which Peter Jackson explains how the dragon Smaug was created, we get a precious few seconds of Benedict Cumberbatch’s hilarious outing in a skin tight suit. On second thoughts, we have NO issue if Benedict wants to roll around on the floor in a skin tight suit. You do what feels right Benedict.

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by Emmy Griffiths

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