Elijah Wood's Hobbit emotions

November 30th, 2011

Elijah Wood had "mixed emotions" while shooting 'The Hobbit'.

The 30-year-old actor returned to play his 'Lord of the Rings' character Frodo Baggins in the eagerly anticipated prequel, and although he was nervous he found he quickly got back into the swing of things while filming in New Zealand.

He said: "It was amazing, a mix of emotions, I think. It was slightly surreal and felt oddly normal.

"I played the character for so long and I was in the costume, in Bag-end and a lot of the same crew were there from Rings so it was as if no time had past and suddenly we were doing another scene. It was great, felt like a family reunion, like stepping back in time."

However, he admits the prequel - which is split into two separate movies - does feel very different as there are 13 principal actors.

He told HeyUGuys.co.uk: "Well, there are 13 dwarves! Imagine that, 13 principal actors, it's insane - all with prosthetics and it's incredible. In some ways, the scale feels larger surprisingly even though technically the scale of Lord of the Ring is more massive in terms of the storytelling.

"There's more technology, it's being shot in 3-D, more people on the set and it feels as though the 'machine' is bigger."