Who knew that Legolas had a sense of humor?
Orlando Bloom bid adieu to his famous Lord of the Rings character by spoofing Legolas in a video shot by director Peter Jackson on Saturday. The actor quotes one of his famous lines from the trilogy, chanting "They're taking the hobbits to Isengard!" to a looped video of his character screaming the same thing on screen. "To Isengard! To Isengard! To Isengard!" he yells.
Jackson wrote on Facebook that Bloom had finished filming his final scene for The Hobbit: There and Back Again -- the last film from the director's The Hobbit trilogy, which is a follow-up to Jackson's Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy.
"A day after saying goodbye to Gandalf and Tauriel, it was time to farewell Legolas," Jackson wrote. "What a great day it was, with Orlando battling a serious Orc for all 12 hours of shooting - part of the Battle of the 5 Armies for the third Hobbit movie. When we finally got the day done, we said goodbye to Orlando, had a couple of beers ... and couldn't resist doing this!"
The director also said farewell to Ian McKellen (Gandalf) and Evangeline Lilly (Tauriel), who wrapped up their final scenes as the wise wizard and elf warrior, respectively, the day before on Friday. Jackson posted a Facebook photo of himself and McKellen looking glum about the final day of filming. "Seconds ago we finished our last shot with Gandalf," he wrote. "The end of an incredible adventure that began in 1999. I'm feeling very sad right now."
"End? Oh, the journey doesn't end here."