Am I missing something? Is there any other footage out there of Aidan Turner leaving The Hobbit set? Because if we’re only going by the visuals in that one gif, I’m totally surprised at the people who think Aidan Turner was unprofessional and needs to apologize. Even if Aidan wasn’t one of my favorite actors, my sympathies would lie with him because he’s the one “doubled over”. It’s pretty obvious he was in distress but instead of asking Aidan if he’s alright Peter Jackson just calls for another take.
Aidan gives Peter an exhausted smile and a shake of his head, probably too tired to talk under the weight of his costume and having already done umpteen takes. PJ is famous for continuously asking for “just one more take”, and that’s his right as the director. But Aidan also has a right to stop when he physically can’t take anymore. He has a right to consider his own well being without apologizing for it. And note, no one else besides PJ was trying to get Aidan to return.
Aidan is usually all smiles no matter what. And we all know he puts 110 percent into his acting. So for him to walk off set at the pace of an old man means he didn’t have anything more to give. I’ll bet both men hugged it out the next day with no apologies necessary.
Aidan Turner Forever