Sir Ian McKellen Loves Flight of the Conchords, Says Hobbit Elf Bret McKenzie

Empire caught up with Flight of the Conchords comedian Bret McKenzie, who'd recently reprised his Lord of the Rings character in The Hobbit as a musical elf, now named Lindir. "This time, if I make the edit, I'll speak in Elvish. But I don't sing. They haven't asked me to do the theme song yet! Maybe this time it's me and Annie Lennox." More importantly, he revealed that Gandalf himself is a Conchords enthusiast. "Ian McKellen, it turns out, is a big fan of Flight Of The Conchords. He and I had a good time on set, coming up with ideas for Hobbit: The Musical. We're still developing it..." Wizards -- they're just like us! [Empire]


  • j'accuse! says: are aware he's not actually a wizard, aren't you? He is in fact pretending to be a wizard. If you were to draw a graph of his process, it might look like this:
    Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Sir Ian, WIZARD: You shall not pass! Cut! Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Sir Ian.