Andy Serkis can’t escape Gollum impressions

Andy Serkis says no matter where he goes someone will always come up to him and do an impression of one of his many movie characters, but more often than not it will be Gollum from ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

Andy Serkis says people always do impressions of his movie characters when he’s shopping in supermarkets or travelling on the tube.

The 53-year-old actor is best known for his motion capture work on films such as the ‘Lord of the Rings’ franchise and ‘Planet of the Apes’ and he’s flattered by the fact fans always want to talk about his movies, but he does grow a little weary of the non-stop Gollum take offs.

However, he never lets the attention stop him going about his business.

He told BANG Showbiz: “It always happens on the tube. You know you’re standing on a very crowded 8.30 in the morning Victoria line and people are right up next to you and suddenly you’re engaged in major conversations about ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Planet of the Apes’ or ‘The Lord of the Rings’. They come up to me and talk to me about the roles that I have played. People are fascinated by the whole process. People will do impressions for me in various characters that I’ve played in supermarkets, usually Gollum, but it doesn’t stop me doing my shopping.”

And Serkis also admitted that some people even drop their rings in front of him as a way of getting his attention, a reference to the One Ring that can provide dominance over Middle Earth in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ films and books.

The British star’s other famous roles include Caesar in the ‘Planet of the Apes’ trilogy and as Supreme Leader Snoke in Disney’s new ‘Star Wars’ films.

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