Benedict Cumberbatch Said Smaug Motion Capture Suit Made Him Feel 'Like An Idiot'
Somewhere, Andy Serkis just collapsed to the ground. There's a price to pay for being in the adaptation of a Tolkien work. You have to appear very small, or have hairy feet, or...something. It's mostly downside, apart from the prestige. And the normally agreeable Benedict Cumberbatch admitted to Radio Times that playing Smaug in a motion capture suit, he looked like an "idiot," and a "penis." I agree with the first one, but don't really see the second one. Maybe he's seen some grey penises in body stockings with little ping pong balls attached. I can't speak to his experiences. Anyway, take a look at what went into making Smaug for The Hobbit film. Not only was it costly, but the producers made Benedict Cumberbatch feel like a penis.