Stephen Colbert is taking his fandom of “Lord of the Rings” to new heights: He’s devoting the entire next week of “The Colbert Report” to the upcoming film adaptation of “The Hobbit.”
The week beginning December 3 will exclusively feature interviews with actors who appear in the Peter Jackson-directed film, which opens December 15.
Colbert will interview Sir Ian McKellan, Martin Freeman, Peter Jackson and Andy Serkis, in that order, to celebrate the film.
The Comedy Central host has long been public about his devotion to the films. He first became obsessed with the fantasy world created by J.R.R. Tolkien after the unexpected deaths of his father and brothers, and often references the books and movies in his comedy.
In fact, Colbert is even rumored to have filmed a cameo in the upcoming “Hobbit” movie. The cameo is well earned: last month on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” he revealed that he won a “Lord of the Rings” trivia competition — beating the screenwriter of “Lord of the Rings,” Phillipa Boyens.