“That is a question that I ask myself because a lot of people have been saying that to me,” Ronan says regarding “The Hobbit” buzz. “But nothing is confirmed or anything.”

“Well, I know they are introducing new characters in the film,” Ronan notes. “And if they ask me to play a part I’d jump at the chance. I’d love to work with him again. It would be great to work on ‘The Hobbit.’ Everyone is so excited about it.”