QUESTION: Can you talk about when you first met Peter Jackson and his collaborators, and how you came to write the song I See Fire for the film?
ED SHEERAN: I first met Peter in March. I did a show in Wellington and his daughter, Katie, came down. Then I was invited around for lunch the next day, we hung out, and it was fun. About six months later, I got a call asking if I wanted to be involved in the end credit song. So I instantly got a plane to New Zealand, met everyone that was involved in the film and watched the film. Then I wrote the song.
Here's a rough transcript of the Hangout that Peter Jackson (PJ), Richard Armitage (RA), and Evangeline Lilly (EL) were in a few minutes ago. The quotes are not exact quotes, but rather, summaries. There is also a transcript of the new clip that was shown, the beginning of the barrel rider scene.
Q: Any pranks on set?
PJ: Ian McKellen loves napping, so I once sneaked up on him while he was napping between takes and yelled "And...Action!" causing Ian to jump up in surprise and straighten up as if he had to act.
Just saw "The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey" Extended Version! I've seen this movie so many times it's unbelievable! But It never gets boring or anything! I always enjoy it as much every time I see it! :D
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