Is this what fascinates you the most about this story?
Yes. The human aspect both in the film and in the books. In particular, the figure of Gandalf, a sort of father figure – as if he were some kind of benevolent deity who leads you into trouble to give you a boost to save the world. In my life, I would have wanted a Gandalf who would lead me in this direction. I am a very pragmatic person, but at the same time I manage to have dreams that take me beyond what could be a common human thought like the county! Many don’t understand why I do this. I do it because in my opinion magic exists, but you have to create it!