In a recent interview with Playboy, Stephen Colbert all but confirms he will make a cameo in Peter Jackson’s upcoming The Hobbit.
“I flew out and watched them shoot some scenes and went to some locations,” Colbert said. “I saw a 25-minute cut, and it was amazing. Jackson knows I’m a big fan of the films.”
Later when asked if he might be seen on screen, he replied coyly, “Could be.”
A source confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that Colbert indeed shot a cameo, but it will not come in the first film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which will hit theaters Dec. 14. Instead it will take place in either 2013’s The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, or 2014’s The Hobbit: There and Back Again. It isn’t yet known what role he’ll play, his importance in the film or if he’ll get to put his fluent Elvish to use.