Actual Dragon-Man Benedict Cumberbatch Smaugs Around On The Floor In The Hobbit‘s DVD Extras
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I’ve never really considered the motion capture work that must have gone into Benedict Cumberbatch’s role in The Hobbit, but this clip from The Desolation of Smaug DVD is a reminder of the part’s demands. Delivering quality voice work while capturing a dragon’s snakey physicality can’t be easy (especially without other actors or sets to work off of), but it seems Cumbersmaug handled filming like a champ. A faintly ridiculous, mildly terrifying champ.