'The Hobbit' Cast Feels Like 'Family' To Luke Evans

It can get lonely, living in a fantasy world populated by dwarves, dragons and hobbits. Maybe that's why Luke Evans, the actor tapped to play Bard the Bowman in Peter Jackson's upcoming "Lord of the Rings" prequels, has been so taken by his "The Hobbit" cast mates down in New Zealand, during the year-long shoot.

MTV News sat down with Evans while he was promoting "Immortals," and he gave an update about his role in the upcoming two-part fantasy epic. "I had a bit of training before we started shooting on 'The Hobbit.' I'm fully into it now, and it's great," Evans said. "I'm having a fantastic time. Living in New Zealand, it's like a different world. It is a different world. It's very, very cool."

Even though he's only just begun filming his part, Evans told us that the cast already feels like family. "The thing is, I've done probably ten percent of what I'm going to be doing shoot-wise," Evans said. "But the cast are fantastic because we're so far away from home. Everyone's away from home. We were a little family."

Evans gives credit for the warmth to the man who started the whole thing, director Peter Jackson. "Peter and the team create a very warm atmosphere on-set, and off-set, we all socialize. It's very special. I just feel lucky to be a part of it," Evans said.

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