"It was a joy actually... I had such a wonderful time playing the character to begin with and to have had the call to come back and get to don the blond wig and the pointy ears, it was just wonderful. He's a great, fun character, there's nothing not to like about him. He's the action elf." Actor Orlando Bloom loved returning to Middle Earth to reprise his Lord of the Rings character Legolas in movie prequels The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again.