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But I think that was one of the interesting things about that character [Thorin]: that he’s a man who has come to a point in his life where he hasn’t fulfilled his destiny, and that there’s still a young man inside of him that needs to do that. The audience needs to feel that he could potentially become a king again … I described him as a flame that was dying, but wasn’t dead yet, and that it could be rekindled into a furnace, and that to me is the key to the character.Richard Armitage, interview with F*** magazine (via smilingthroughbrokenteeth)
Armitage’s arms should be illegal.
I think knowing that his father and his grandfather have been touched by this dragon sickness, which doesn’t necessarily affect all dwarves, but some dwarves are susceptible to it. It’s this attraction to gold which becomes their downfall, has always been at the back of his mind….I’ve looked at drug addiction, and along those lines, so that it actually has a physical effect on him, his mind and his body. But I think because he’s been a very heavy, melancholic character, I think the gold is going to change that, and it’s going to sort of bring him to life and make him the king that he should be, and more vibrant. But it comes at a price….- Richard Armitage on his character Thorin.
Richard Armitage speaks with TheOneRing.net (by The1neRing)
Possibly… possibly me vomiting into a bucket after the escape from the goblin town. Because we were so hot and tired and I remember coming around the corner and taking a massive gulp of water and throwing up. Hopefully that’s not on the DVD.Richard Armitage about something happening on set that we will most likely never see on a blooper [x] (via hisagichan)