Elijah Wood, reprising his role as Frodo Baggins in The Hobbit, admitted he had “mixed emotions” during filming.
"It was amazing, a mix of emotions, I think. It was slightly surreal and felt oddly normal,” he said of his return.
"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 passed and suddenly we were doing another scene. It was great, felt like a family reunion, like stepping back in time."
He told HeyUGuys.co.uk that the prequel, which includes thirteen principal actors, felt very different from filming The Lord of the Rings.
"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."