Looks like part of Guillermo del Toro's extensive preparation for The Hobbit has stretched to finding a small, monstrous cameo in the film.
Speaking on a German TV show, GDT has talked about how he's planning to crop up as a creature, though "“not an important one, just a background guy.”
And after the boards of the One Ring site dug up the interview, the ever-approachable auteur showed up to drop an extra snippet: "I had a hand on the design of the creature and I will personally sculpt the appliances that will be applied on my face and hands.
"I used to sculpt the creatures for Necropia (my FX company) and I miss it a bit. I will have a line or two and die quickly."
Let the debate begin as to which creature he'll play. A troll? An Orc? A goblin?
Oh, and for our amazing recent chat with the man himself, get yourself over here …
[Source: The One Ring via Slash Film ]
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