This story actually makes plenty of sense. A comedian, who hasn’t been funny for the last 20 years, feels the need to denounce the entire works of author J.R.R. Tolkien by branding them ‘unreadable‘, before confessing he’s never actually read any of them.
Scottish comedian Billy Connolly and star of the up and coming film The Hobbit, who infamously ended up greetin’ like a wain because he wasn’t cast in Braveheart and has since made it his mission to decry that movie at every opportunity, stated in an interview with Vulture:
“Never read Lord of the Rings. I could never read Tolkien. I always found him unreadable … I didn’t read [the books], and I normally don’t like people who have! The people who love it, they’re kind of scary. They talk all this gobbledygook and they think of it as the Holy Grail.”
That’s right Billy just you put the boot into the life works of a talented author and announce your disdain for all who enjoy his books, while you pick up your sizable pay check for portraying one of his characters in a movie adaptation of The Hobbit. Guess you must really need that money.
Chart a course for HERE, for the full interview.