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You could go so wrong with a ‘Planet of the Apes’ reboot; you could make it melodramatic, you could make it campy, you could fall into so many traps with it.
Andy Serkis

I’ve been told that some guy wrote something like, ‘Andy Serkis does everything, animators do nothing.’ Of course I never in a million years said that, wouldn’t ever say that. It’s not within my understanding of filmmaking to ever say anything like that.
Andy Serkis

When I’m working on the scripts or working with the other actors or rehearsing with the director, and when the director is cutting the movie, and we’ve shot the scene, the director is not looking at the visual effects.
Andy Serkis

As I started to research gorillas, I began to understand that they’re all totally individual and idiosyncratic, and they have their own personalities.
Andy Serkis

Looking back, when I was Gollum, I suppose I did break the mold to a certain extent. I’m proud, and very thrilled, to be a part of that.
Andy Serkis

I enjoy high-speed about-turns in thought.
Andy Serkis

I think I have a lot of internal energy, which does need to come out.
Andy Serkis

I’ve always been really in touch with my primal instincts. In my profession, you have to be.
Andy Serkis

Certain gorillas are more evolved than certain human beings I know.
Andy Serkis

The reason that some motion-capture films don’t work is if the scripts are not good, and the characters aren’t engaging, then you don’t believe in the journey, and you’re not connected to it. It’s not the technology’s fault.
Andy Serkis

People find it hard to get their heads around nominating a computer-generated character, but every time you see Gollum on the screen, that’s me who is acting up there – even if it is behind a mass of pixels – and it’s my voice you hear.
Andy Serkis

It has been great portraying Gollum, but it will be great to see my face on screen for a change.
Andy Serkis

When you do animation – well, straightforward animation, although it’s not straightforward – the voice for a character or something, they’re always singular experiences, really.
Andy Serkis

I think when actors run away from their work that they’re slightly crazy, really!
Andy Serkis

If ‘The Hobbit’ happens – and there’s reason to believe that it will – then I think I’m in with a chance! Gollum is very much part of ‘The Hobbit,’ after all.
Andy Serkis

Before I became an actor, I was a visual artist, and I’ve always hankered for the storytelling behind the camera.
Andy Serkis

You’ll very rarely find that you can enhance a performance to give it a real emotional centre and truth… after the fact.
Andy Serkis

I love the ability to transform because that, for me, is a liberation.
Andy Serkis

Both my parents are Catholic and staunch believers. I’m not a Catholic now, but I still carry part of it with me.
Andy Serkis

My father was interested in justice, always working for people who needed to be supported.
Andy Serkis

Middle-earth is a universe I know very well.
Andy Serkis

I grew up with ‘Star Wars’ and was a massive fan of the original films.
Andy Serkis

J.J. Abrams and I met, and we just had this incredible kind of vibe between us.
Andy Serkis

I think acting really helps as a director. It’s just no question, because you totally understand the acting process.
Andy Serkis

There are parts of New Zealand that I absolutely fell in love with that I will miss going back to, but I kind of think that is the part that can continue and will continue on. I don’t imagine I’ll stop going back to New Zealand, because I feel part of the fabric there, really.
Andy Serkis

As soon as you do it, actors realize there is no difference playing a performance-captured role or a live-action role.
Andy Serkis

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