Ten years after bringing Gollum to life in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings, actor Andy Serkis says he’s found some difficultly in reprising that role.
“For the first couple of days it felt like I was doing an impersonation of a character I once played because there had been so many parodies and jokes.”
“Everyone else has owned him for so long. I was trying to find the emotional core again, get away from the impression - to bring him back.”
But it wasn’t just the voice which proved difficult, but the fast-paced action scenes as well.
“He has lived on his own in this cave in the misty mountains for about 400 years,” he told Empire Magazine. “440 years, to be precise - 60 years before 'Lord of the Rings.'
“He's only a little bit younger, really, not that much more sprightly. More to the point, I'm 12 years older so he's definitely not much more sprightly.”