Here’s a bittersweet bit of second-breakfast dessert: A few hours ago, Peter Jackson revealed that Martin Freeman had just shot his last scene as Bilbo Baggins.
This marks the end of the Sherlock actor’s two-and-a-half-year journey to and from Bag End – and nearly the end of Jackson’s own Tolkien immersion as well. “We have said goodbye to our elves, humans, wizards and now the hobbit. We now enter our final 2 weeks of pick-ups,” Jackson writes on Facebook. The
good bad hairy news: From here on out, he adds, “it’s wall to wall dwarves.” (Dwarfs are very upsetting.)
Adios, Bilbo! We’re hoping you went straight from the set to a Kiwi bar, where Legolas and Gandalf were waiting with hobbit-sized flagons of ale, full pipes, and celebratory fireworks. Oo – maybe old Bilbo, Merry, Pippin, and Frodo were all there too!