The actor discusses his character (Bard the Bowman) in the highly anticipated Lord Of The Rings prequel, saying that the film will have more Bard than the novel. He also shares his thoughts on seeing the movie's set for the first time.

Speaking with Total Film, Luke Evans discusses his portrayal of 'Bard The Bowman' in the two-part adaptation of The Hobbit (An Unexpected Journey and There And Back Again), Peter Jackson's hotly anticipated return to Middle Earth. Evans reveals that Bard will be slightly more involved than in the novel, while also talking about his first impressions of seeing the set.

On How Large His Role In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Is:
“There’s slightly more Bard in the movie than is in the novel. Everything in the book is definitely in the film but… [whispers] I’ll have my tongue cut out if I say anything else. Let’s put it this way – I shoot a lot of arrows…”

On Seeing The Set For The First Time:
“I can’t really describe it. When I first arrived I went straight to Bilbo’s house. I saw it on the big screen when I was 21 and there I was, walking around it in costume – a very special moment. I’ll look back on that in 20 years and hopefully be as proud as I am now.”

Evans can currently be seen in The Raven, and has recently been confirmed to play a villain in Fast & Furious 6.

Release Date: 12/14/12 (Part 1), 12/13/13 (Part 2)
Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugo Weaving, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Billy Connolly, Evangeline Lilly, Christopher Lee, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom
Director: Peter Jackson
Screenwriters: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro
Producers: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Carolynne Cunningham

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Filed Under "Fantasy" 5/12/2012 Source: Total Film
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