Topic: Billy Boyd

The Pros and Cons Of Dating A Hobbit

The Pros and Cons Of Dating A Hobbit

Even though I’m pretty sure I would marry Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry or Pippin in a heartbeat (maybe even all of them, if they’re up for a little polygamy), having a hobbit as a significant other would likely have its drawbacks. So in honor of this Friday’s release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of dating a hobbit. More »

Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie to Play an Elf (Again) in ‘The Hobbit’

Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie to Play an Elf (Again) in 'The Hobbit'

Bret McKenzie, one half of the comedy-singer duo Flight of the Conchords, is no stranger to Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films. In fact, the New Zealand-born McKenzie appeared as an extra in the trilogy, named “Figwit” (“Frodo is great… who is that?!”) by the fans. With The Hobbit now shooting in NZ, McKenzie will reprise his role, in a sense — he’ll play not Figwit, but a Rivendell elf named Lindir. More »