We have previously seen photos of Mikael Persbrandt's shape-shifting Beorn from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, but a new featurette gives us much more insight into this character. William Kircher (Bifur), Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Mikael Persbrandt, Jed Brophy (Nori), Graham McTavish (Dwalin), Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield), Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins) and more talk about how their characters seek refuge at Beorn's house. Director Peter Jackson also explains how the house set was constructed, so that all of the actors look diminutive compared to the beastly Beorn.