‘Hobbit’ actor Dean O’Gorman enjoys Boston, Comic Con

The Seaport World Trade Center was nerd central this weekend as costumed fans descended on the waterfront for Boston Comic Con. Some were there to see New Zealand actor Dean O’Gorman, who plays the dwarf character Fili in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” “I never did a convention before I did ‘The Hobbit.’ I didn’t really know what to expect from it,” said O’Gorman. “Initially, it can be a surreal experience when you meet someone who’s dressed up as your character you played in the film.” Especially when it’s a girl sporting a gnarly, braided mustache like the one O’Gorman has in the movie. “What’s strange is that when I went to Germany this year, there were a lot of people dressed up as our characters and a lot of them were teenage girls, which was surprising,” he said. “I didn’t think a teenage girl would want to dress up as a dwarf but they looked pretty good, actually.” It was the Kiwi’s first visit to Boston and he pronounced himself impressed. “I didn’t realize Boston was so easy to get around. In my head, I imagined Boston being this really sprawling city. It’s such a famous city, historic, I’ve always known about it, but then to be here, I walked around it today and I couldn’t believe it. It’s like being back in [New Zealand capital] Wellington.”

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