Consulting-madame asked whether I met any of the other cast members, and I certainly did!! While Martin and Ben were certainly my personal highlights, I am and will always be a huge fan of Tolkien. And it is always an honour and a privilege to meet any of the cast and crew members :-)
I got to thank Peter Jackson in person and talked a lot with his daughter Katie, who turns out to be a very chatty, lovely and gorgeous looking young lady.
I also met Luke Evans, Richard Armitage, Dean O’Gorman, Aiden Turner, Adam Brown, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lily, Ken Scott, William McTavish, Sylvester Mccoy, Ed Sheeran and it was so lovely to meet Andy Serkis again.
The only one that passed by was James Nesbitt but I didn’t even see him haha oh well :3
Will answer asks and post more pics and experiences tomorrow. I really have to go to bed because Marlena is sleeping and we have to catch an early train tomorrow morning. Thank you so much for your lovely words. I had the best day you could possibly wish for <3
Omigosh yessss c: I am so happy. Not only Martin tonight, but Benedict as well. My Lord.
Benny took so much time for interaction with his fans. He did his best to sign everyone’s tokens and take pictures. And I saw a middle finger very very often.
When he came up to us he spotted my drawing of Smaug’s eye and I didn’t even ask anything yet.
Ben: “Wow! Let me just - What is your name?” Me: “Denise.” *flabbergasted* Ben: “D-E-N-I-S-E?” Me: “Yeah that’s right.”
He was struggling a bit with getting his name on there properly.
Ben: “I am so sorry, I can’t get my name under it easily, my fingers are freezing. But you must be even more cold.” Me: “Well yeah, we’ve been standing here for 12 hours now.” Ben: “See, that’s what I mean.” Me: “Thank you so much! (for signing the drawing :3)”
SO YEAH HE SIGNED MY DRAWING OF SMAUG WITH Wow! Denise! Thanks Benedict Cumberbatch
And then I asked for a picture and I really wanted the other two girls in the picture too but the photographer didn’t quite understand that unfortunately :((
When he was taking a seperate pic with my neighbour he actually stuck up his middle finger again and I said
"You cheeky thing." And he looked back and smiled before he moved on.
He came up to us while signing everyone’s tokens and I managed to briefly talk to him while he signed my picture of Bilbo c:
Me: “Hi Martin, you look dashing.”
Martin: “Awwww bless you!” And he held my arm and squeezed it (omigosh I cannot)
Me: “You are welcome. Where is Amanda?”
Martin: “She is at home, she is being a mom.”
Me: “Ah yes, that is quite a job, isn’t it.”
And then I asked him for a picture and he was so lovely and omg MARTIN FREEMAN.
I was actually crying after I met everyone because it was so amazing. And on top of all that Cumbermon got me a ticket to ACTUALLY SEE THE HOBBIT IN THE CINEMA. It was fan-fucking-tastic, I owe Marlena a lot because she couldn’t go, but said I definitely should see it. YOU ARE THE BEST FRIEND EVER I SWEAR!