Stephen Colbert has made it quite clear that he’s a Tolkien super fan, so it’s no surprise that he got to interview Smaug on his Comedy Central show this week to help promote the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

What’s most surprising about this bit is that the CG work looks just as realistic as the movie itself, so I have to assume Weta was brought in to help produce the segment. Check it out below to see what it’s like to interview a gold hoarding dragon, and then don’t forget to see The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies when it opens on December 17, 2014.


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