The actors were both appearing on The Graham Norton Show when Eddie talked about reading for the role and why he “never got a callback.”
“They were auditioning for The Hobbit and I was sent in on an audition for Bilbo Baggins, which shows they were really casting the net wide. I went to this audition and I’d been really rigorous about it. I didn’t want to do just my usual boring thing and so I went on YouTube and I found Ian Holm who played it in Lord of the Rings and I tried to copy his character,” Eddie said.
Make sure to watch the video below to see how Anna reacts to it all!
Eddie Redmayne Auditioned for Bilbo Baggins – The Graham Norton Show