Written by Ella Thomson on Friday, September 28th, 2012

Actor/comedian Billy Connolly, who is in The Hobbit series as Dain Ironfoot, has spoken out about how much he loves J.R.R. Tolkien. His comments are sure to stir up some… well, thing.

“I’ve never read The Hobbit,” Connolly said. “Never. Never read Lord of the Rings. I could never read Tolkien. I always found him unreadable. I didn’t read the books, and I normally don’t like people who have! The people who love it, they’re kind of scary. They talk all this gobbledygook and they think of it as the Holy Grail.”

Let’s hope he likes Peter Jackson’s adaptations a little better. Otherwise that could make for some interesting press interviews when the movies come out.

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