Today is Day 8 of ‘The 12 Days of Bombur’, otherwise known as, “The Night of the Eggs!” Missed yesterday’s Q&A? Click here!
Arwen: One of my favorite scenes in AUJ was when the dwarves are in Bag End, feasting on the contents found in Bilblo’s generously filled pantry. In it, you see Bombur catching hard boiled eggs in his mouth. How long did it take you to get that shot? Where you sick of hard boiled eggs by the end? Was luck with you and the scene perfectly captured in a few takes?
Stephen: Ah yes, the night of the eggs! I think it was Jimmy’s(James Nesbitt) idea to throw the eggs at me. It only took about 3 or 4 goes really. And the reaction you see in the film is very real. It was just 13 guys having a huge food fight and the camera just happened to be rolling. I remember Andy tried a few things with that scene, including me just scoffing a bowl of eggs “Cool Hand Luke” style.
I ate over a dozen boiled eggs that night. Oh yeah, and when Graham McTavish tried to feed me tomatoes whilst standing behind me, he couldn’t see properly and just rammed them up my nose! I felt particularly sorry for Danelle, my hair & make up artist. She had to clean my hair & beard after all of that.
Look for tomorrow’s post ‘The 12 Days of Bombur – Day 9’ and learn when additional filming is scheduled.