'The Hobbit' actors provide squee-tastic response to fan-made trailer reaction video

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Fans capturing their live reactions to first viewings of long-anticipated movie trailers is nothing new. But here’s something you probably haven’t seen before: Movie stars responding to the fans with their own reaction video.

When the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hit the Internet on Tuesday, two fangirls recorded themselves watching the trailer and posted that video on YouTube. Some genius on the set of what appears to be additional filming for The Hobbit decided to play the fans’ video for three of the movie’s cast members and then film the actors’ response to the fan reaction video.

Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, and Evangeline Lilly (all in costume for their elf characters) provided a giggly response to the fan video, complete with quoting their own lines.

While the two fans are staring intently, wide-eyed at their computer screen, Bloom quips, “That’s an elven stare if ever I’ve seen one.” When the girls burst out screaming upon the trailer’s first glimpse at Pace’s Thranduil character, Pace on set responds with his own arm-flailing. Bloom and Lilly also have gleeful responses to the fans’ shout-outs to their characters, Legolas and Tauriel.

Check out the original fan-made video here, and below watch the video with The Hobbit actors that director Peter Jackson posted on his official Facebook page today:


Now if only those fans would make a reaction video to the actors’ reaction video to their reaction video. Too meta? Nah, no such thing.

UPDATE: Indeed, these two fans (who go by the names of Hobbit dwarf characters Kili and Fili online) have recorded a reaction to the actors’ reaction to their reaction to the trailer. (Got that?) Check out the new video here for more screams and giggles and delirious exclamations at 3 a.m. such as, “We’re, like, in an alternate reality” and “Are we dead?”

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