While on promotional duties for 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Duty', Sir Ian McKellen admitted he hated filming his scenes in front of a green screen, rather than with other actors, and the situation even made him cry.
We spoke to the legendary Gandalf actor about his frustrations, and asked if the other 'Hobbit' stars felt the same way.
Check our interview on video below.
Sir Ian described to us his "wretched first day". "I was in a scene with all the dwarves and Martin Freeman [who plays Bilbo]. I rehearsed with them but had to leave them on their own, then go to my own set so I could be filmed at the same time. Then they'd put the two pictures together and I'd look bigger.
"It meant that I was talking to 13 people who I couldn't see and who I could only hear through an earpiece. It was wretched. Acting was reduced to just technicality."
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