Andy Serkis thinks it’s exciting two of his movies have been nominated for a BAFTA and an Academy Award, and he says he loves working on “intelligent films”.
Andy Serkis thinks it’s great to be part of “intelligent films”.
The 52-year-old actor is best known for his motion capture roles, such as Caesar in the ‘Planet of the Apes’ movies and Supreme Leader Snoke in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, and much to his delight, both films have been nominated for awards at this year’s BAFTAs and Oscars.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, Serkis said: “It’s great. I’m really excited I mean I just think these films are you know … they are elevated films, they are intelligent films.
There have been frequent occasions when I have woken up on the tube to find people taking pictures of me.
ince then Serkis has featured in some of cinema’s most famous franchises. These include his role as Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015 and the forthcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
In 2011 Serkis formed The Imaginarium, his own film production company with producer Jonathan Cavendish. It was formed to specialise in applying performance capture technology to feature films though it also later branched out into video gaming as well
He is also a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in his role as Ulysses Klaue in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Black Panther which will be released in February 2018.
“It’s great being part of Hollywood films that are intelligently directed and written and have something to say about the human condition and are people’s films.
“And in term of the visual effects, I’m really proud of the work that’s been done.Serkis worked as a second unit director on all three of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films. Breathe is his first feature film as director. It is the story of Serkis’s Imaginarium co-producer Jonathan Cavendish’s parents Robin and Diana.
“And there are great accolades now for the work that they have been grafting on for years and years to bring the technology to the point where they can really honour the actor’s performance with such fidelity and I’m very proud to be a part of them.”
During ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, Serkis’ character was by his apprentice Kylo Ren [Adam Driver].
But when asked whether Snoke will return in ‘Episode IX’, the actor teased that anything is possible in ‘Star Wars’.
Asked about the possibility, he said: “Not for me to say. But who knows anything is possible in a ‘Star Wars’ movie.”