Film & TV

Watch ‘The Hobbit’ Actors Freak Out Over Fans Freaking Out Over ‘The Hobbit’ (VIDEO)

Film & TV

Watch ‘The Hobbit’ Actors Freak Out Over Fans Freaking Out Over ‘The Hobbit’ (VIDEO)

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The realest fan reaction videos are the ones recorded surreptitiously and not by the fan, because it’s a little hard to believe the genuineness of a freak out when a camera’s been set up ahead of time by the person doing the freaking out. That’s why I didn’t find the video of these two fans going nuts over the first trailer for the second Hobbit movie too much fun—yeah, I’m a snob—but director Peter Jackson has improved on it in a fantastically meta way: By collecting a few of the actors in The Hobbit to watch the video. Yeah, that’s right: The Hobbit watching the fans watching The Hobbit. Crazy, man! Here’s Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly and another guy in full elf attire, which is funny because the movie’s been out of production since last year—meaning that Jackson put them through hair and makeup for the Doritos Loco Taco Doritos of gags. What a gag it is, though I hope the fans don’t ruin the magic by recording themselves watching The Hobbit actors watching the fans watching The Hob–(neurons collapse, brain leaks out of ears)