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Tuesday 19 November 2019

Nayyar wants Lord Of The Rings role

Kunal Nayyar would have loved a role in The Hobbit
Kunal Nayyar would have loved a role in The Hobbit
Kunal Nayyar would have loved a role in The Hobbit

The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar has revealed that he would like to do more films.

The 31-year-old actor and Lord Of The Rings fan, who is best known for playing geeky astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali in the US comedy, would have loved a role in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit.

"Being in The Hobbit would have been amazing, but you don't see any Indian hobbits. I could be the first, but I don't think the fans would be pleased," he admitted.

After getting a taste of the big screen as he lent his voice to Bengali badger Gupta in Ice Age: Continental Drift, Kunal said his appetite has been whetted.

"That was amazing because I love the franchise and then I got to be in it. This was my first major voiceover role," he said.

"I'm very good at over-acting and it really came in handy for that movie because there's no camera on you. What I learnt is you don't only have to do the voice, you have to do sounds, so it's a lot of fun. It's a good world to be a part of."

He would be up for doing more voicework, adding: "I'm an actor, so I'll do anything if the material is good."

:: The Big Bang Theory Complete Fifth Season is out on Blu-ray and DVD now.

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