What Hobbit Controversy? Luke Evans Spills Scoop on Peter Jackson's Super-Secret New Film

Exclusive! Actor talks highly anticipated Lord of the Rings prequel—is he afraid of director Peter Jackson?

By Marc Malkin, Brett Malec Apr 26, 2012 3:30 AMTags
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Luke Evans isn't letting any controversy surrounding The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey get him down.

The Welsh actor, who stars as Bard the archer in the movie, is giving us some scoop on the highly anticipated Lord of the Rings prequel.

And it sounds like what Evans is dishing could get him into serious trouble with director Peter Jackson if he isn't careful!

"It's a real treat to be a part of," Evans told us at the premiere of his new thriller The Raven in L.A. "And to be a fan of Peter's work and [Tolkien's] books, and then to be part of it and to know that this is a part of history, it's a really special thing. I'm really lucky to have been there."

The 33-year-old says he'll finish up filming this July. "I can't believe almost a year of my life has been spent in New Zealand," he laughed. "It's crazy!

Evans dished that he's gotten to film with a fair share of the flick's star-studded cast, which includes Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Sir Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman as main character Bilbo Baggins. "I've worked with almost everybody," he said. "Bard gets about."

As for his favorite moment on set?

"I can't tell you that," he said. "There's a couple of moments I would love to tell you about but Peter Jackson's sniper is watching me at this minute. I'll be shot dead in seconds if I open my mouth about it."