I think Saruman is very fond of Radagast. He says, ‘Don’t speak to me of Radagast, that foolish man,’ but I think he nonetheless holds him in affection. It is said sternly, as it was written, but these Wizards have known each other a very long time- thousands of years. Radagast spends his life with the creatures and in the woods. He does seem forgetful and discombobulated, but I think there is a certain degree of affection that Saruman feels for him as his fellow Wizard. It is like brotherly frustration, I think. He admires Radagast’s reverence for nature, but I suspect he wishes he would be a more dignified Wizard and perhaps eat fewer mushrooms.
Sir Christopher Lee, Actor, Saruman the White
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