'The Hobbit': Stephen Fry Ate Testicles As Master Of Laketown (VIDEO)
Stephen Fry glows about his time on set of "The Hobbit," but he does have one complaint: the catering left something to be desired.
The complaint has nothing to do with any grand spread that the chefs may have put out during filming, of course. Fry is instead talking about the steady diet of grossness that director Peter Jackson had him endure for his role as the Master of Laketown.
"He had me eating testicles... gross appetites," Fry recently told Digital Spy. "I mustn't give too much away but I've got a bald cap and then on top of that a really bad combover wig and this wispy mustache and wispy beard and horrible blotchy skin and disgusting fingernails."
Fry says the character was an opportunity for Jackson to indulge his historic disgusting film impulses. The wizards in "The Hobbit" are quite elegant, while the hobbits themselves have their own dignity. As his Master of Laketown is a shrewd businessman with a deceptive side and one of the least likable characters in the story, Fry was left to do the dirty work.
For a less disgusting iteration of Fry on the big screen, fans can check him out in this weekend's "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows." The trailer for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" hits on December 20th. For more on the film, check out Jackson's director's guide.