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'The Hobbit's Luke Evans: 'I was jealous of Lord of the Rings stars'

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Luke Evans has said that he has truly enjoyed his time on the set of The Hobbit.

The Immortals star confessed that he was jealous of the actors involved in The Lord of the Rings, adding that he relished the opportunity to be involved in Peter Jackson's new project.

Luke Evans

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Peter Jackson on the set of The Hobbit














"It's been immensely exciting," Evans told Collider. "It feels like all the work I've done so far has been building up to this job and to work with The Master himself on a project which has been his baby since... a long time ago.

"I feel very lucky to be here, you know. I'm watching this being made, and then watching Pete do his thing. Because you only have to read any articles about the boys who were in the first three movies and how they talked about the experience being in New Zealand and working with Pete and the long period of time that you spent here.

"I was just very jealous of them, in a healthy way, but it was always something I was envious of. And now I'm here, and now I'm actually one of those boys. I'll always remember this as one of those experiences in my life.

"It's been fantastic, absolutely fantastic. Yes, we're here 'till July, so I've still got a few months left, some insane, tense months as well. So, yeah, it's been great."

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set for release on December 14, 2012. Part two - There And Back Again - will follow in Christmas 2013.

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