Topher Grace had a rather unusual way of winding down after playing the role of Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke in “BlacKkKlansman”.
Grace, 40, told IndieWire that he needed time to relax after shooting the flick, so he decided to recut the entire “Hobbit” trilogy into one two-hour-long movie.
The actor admitted, “I was so depressed. It was so disturbing to go home and turn on the news to see how his ideology was affecting us at the moment.” He added that his wife gave birth to their daughter during production so he was probably “a terrible husband” as well.
Grace said of “The Hobbit”, “I think that maybe [it] should’ve been one movie, and many people would agree. Money drives a lot of those franchises. It’s better when the art leads.
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“I don’t know what other guys do. Go fishing? For me, this is just a great way to relax. There’s something really zen about it.”
This isn’t the first time Grace has edited flicks in his spare time, having also put all the “Star Wars” prequels into one movie.
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Grace’s comments come ahead of the release of Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman”, which tells the incredible tale of Ron Stallworth (played by John David Washington), who was the first African-American police officer in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Stallworth teams up with Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) to go undercover to take down the Ku Klux Klan.