Nick Frost Talks 'SWATH' Dwarf School And Evil Queen
Nick Frost first captured the attention of American fanboys with his portrayal of a sloppy best friend turned carnivorous zombie in the hit 2004 horror satire "Shaun of the Dead," which he co-wrote with comedy partner Simon Pegg. After even years and a slew of hits with Pegg, Frost is set to make two more wild transformations on the big screen.
The British writer/actor will be rendered unrecognizable by motion-capture animation in Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin," in which he plays the bumbling, mustachioed Detective Thomson. Working with the special costumes and cameras that facilitate the film's breathtaking computer animation presented an array of challenges, but nothing like the rigors he endured while making "Snow White and the Huntsman," the 2012 fairytale action epic starring Kristen Stewart.
"We had to attend dwarf college for, like, two weeks before we started shooting, to learn how to move like a dwarf," Frost told The Huffington Post of the preparation for his role as Nion, one of seven warrior dwarfs. "It's very, very weird and quite tough, because you have to stick with it for the whole thing. You can't forget and suddenly start walking quickly or your arms get long. You have to stay with it all the time. It was a great shoot -- I got to hang out with Bob Hoskins for three months."