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Martin Freeman was never a fan of 'The Hobbit'.

The 41-year-old actor - who stars as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's new trilogy 'The Hobbit' - admitted he never read JRR Tolkien's prequel or 'Lord of the Rings' series until he got the role but is now hooked.

He said: ''I hadn't read any of the books actually. I got familiar with Middle Earth through Peter Jackson's films. Now I can see why people love that world so much.''

Martin also loved spending a year and a half in New Zealand filming the movie.

He said: ''It was lovely to have the time to get to know people properly. I'm a homebody so I like putting a DVD on and having a beer. But Ian McKellen was the kind of the social scene. Night's round Gandalf's house. There was a lot of that.''

Martin had to wear prosthetic feet in order to look like a hobbit and revealed he found them quite painful.

He added to PEOPLE magazine: ''The foot prosthetic comes halfway up your thigh, sort of like stockings. If you've got hairy legs then it's agony. So you have to powder your legs first.''


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