•Richard:Undoubtedly, the confrontation between Thorin and Thranduil.
Thorin says everything he thinks about it, is the way to vent anger and helplessness that can not pour on Smaug, is a beautifully written sequence, no special effects : only two actors face to face.
•Lee: One that immediately comes to mind is the scene where I welcome Thorin and the dwarves in my fortified palace after the capture. This is a very hard, very tense confrontation between two kings. There is one side a king who reigns, and the other a deposed king from his throne and the land of his ancestors, who seeks to reclaim it. I loved working with Richard Armitage. It turns out that this is the first scene in Hobbit when I show, and I remember that I thought “What a great start!” (Laughs).