Who knew Benedict Cumberbatch was a master of the Peter Jackson mutter? In a wonderfully detailed interview, Smaug himself gives us an inside look at the slightly ridiculous art of playing a dragon.

The first of this series of "conversations" was hosted by Benedict Cumberbatch. The actor spoke at length about his stage work, going method for Khan, recreating real characters (including another response to Julian Assange's "hired gun" emails) and on his Otter likeness. He also does a smashing Spielberg impression in the interview as well.

Thanks toThe Hollywood Reporter and BAFTA the entire conversation is now available, and it's absolutely worth a watch.