United States comedian and talk-show host Stephen Colbert
will make an appearance in one of Peter Jackson's
Hollywood news website The Hollywood Reporter quoted
an unnamed source as saying Colbert (48) would make a cameo
appearance in the second Hobbit film, Desolation of
Smaug, due for release on December 13 next year.
Colbert is a massive fan of The Lord of the Rings, and
he told Playboy magazine he spent time in New Zealand
this year to film his scene.
"Peter Jackson invited me to the set last year," he said in
the latest issue of the magazine. "I flew out and watched
them shoot some scenes and went to some locations. I saw a
25-minute cut, and it was amazing."
Another star who made a cameo in one of Jackson's
Rings films is Flight of the Conchords' performer Bret
McKenzie as the elf Figwit. His fleeting appearance sparked
fan sites dedicated to the character, and led to a bigger
role for McKenzie in the Hobbit films - as a different
The first Hobbit film, An Unexpected Journey,
is due out on December 14.