Nick Frost didn't need special effects for dwarf role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 March 2016
Nick Frost

Nick Frost

Nick Frost insists few special effects were needed when he played a dwarf in 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' as he simply spent most of the film on his knees

Nick Frost spent most of 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' "on his knees".

The British star plays dwarf Nion in the fantasy film - which is as a prequel/sequel to 2012's 'Snow White and the Huntsman' - and revealed there was little special effects used to make him appear smaller.

He said: "If the shots are wide enough, you never know that it's not us. I think Cedric [Nicolas-Troyan, director]'s theory is that the human eye can be fooled pretty easily. I thought it would be really technical. But most of the time it's like, 'Do you mind getting on your knees. I've spent most of my time on my knees!"

The 43-year-old star is joined by Welsh comedic star Rob Brydon, who plays fellow dwarf Gryff, and two new female dwarves, Mrs. Bromwyn, played by Sheridan Smith and Doreena (Alexandra Roach).

And Nick teased: "You may or may not receive some dwarf-on-dwarf lovin."

'Cilla' star Sheridan also found it surreal playing a little person, and the basic tricks they learned to use.

She said: "Oh my God, it was hilarious! It's amazing really. Things you don't think about. You can't just bend down and pick something up. You have to put one hand down and pick it up with the other.

Meanwhile, leading stars Jessica Chastain and Chris Hemsworth admit they would "die laughing" at Nick and Rob during filming.

The red-haired beauty told Total Film magazine: "It's been hard being able to keep a straight face. Chris and I die laughing!"

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