INTERVIEW WITH BUNNY BOYD/Peregrine Took
Our interviewer had the chance to sit down with Bunny Boyd on the set of 'Lord of the Peeps', to get his take on filling the feet of a hobbit.(I= Interviewer, B=Boyd)
I: How did you get picked for the part of Pippin?
B: I kenned the part was a’ the go, bit I got it ‘cause I’m bonnie, o’course. (laughs)
I: How are you getting along with the rest of the crew?
B: There maun be some ye want tae dang, bit most are guid laddies.
I: How did you feel about the accident to Sir Ian Peep?
B: Producers and their muckle great shoon – dinnae fret, it didnae take a tick o’ time fur us tae scour the dirk.
I: Some people are afraid that the character of Pippin may be ‘dumbed down’ from the books, reduced to mere comic relief. What is your view on that?
B: A’fowk maun be lachin’ at his lavrocks, aye, bit Pippin isnae a coordly laddie. He maunie be very pawky, and he maun be a blitherskate, bit he acts dauntonly.
I: Does your accent cause problem with immersing yourself in the languages of Middle Earth?
B: Wit accent?
I: Before you go - I couldn’t help but notice the kilt you’re wearing – is that an expression of your national heritage?
B: Dinnae be a gawk! Haw ye e’er tried tae put breeks oan a Peep?
I: Thank you very much, Mr. Boyd. All the best on your work!
(Apologies to anyone who's actually Scottish, and many thanks to The Tannahill Weavers)