Martin Freeman's jewellery wish

Martin Freeman is hoping the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' movies will inspire more young people to wear jewellery

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Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman wants to inspire children to be "obsessed over jewellery".

The British actor, who plays the central role in 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies', said that the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' films could inspire more young people to wear such fashion accessories.

Martin, 43, quipped: "Any effect you can have on people is a plus, it's ultimately why we're doing it, you want to touch people, to communicate something in some way.

"I want to inspire children to be obsessed over jewellery. And never give it back."

However, the film's director, Peter Jackson, had an altogether more serious answer when he was asked about the legacy of the J. R. R. Tolkien-inspired movies.

The 53-year-old filmmaker said: "I hope I inspire children to make films. Obviously the films can inspire people in other ways, but I'm sitting here being the result of TV and films I saw as a kid.

"I mean, 'Thunderbirds', 'King Kong' - they're the reason why I'm here. They excited me, they inspired me to become obsessive about making films.

"It would be a wonderful thing if there were young kids today who were getting affected by our films in the same way. I would be extremely proud if that were the case."

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