Total Film has spoken to Andy Serkis about returning to Middle-Earth to play that most preccciiooouuuusssss of characters Gollum.
The King Kong star said that new technology available to director Peter Jackson had made the set of The Hobbit a “fantastic” place to work on.
“What’s great is that, with the technology, we can shoot on a live-action set. I don’t have to go back and repeat the process. There’s no disconnect anymore,” he said.
“When I’m acting with my fellow actor on a live-action set, it’s all for real and whatever happens between those two actors is what’s recorded. The live-action actor is recorded with film cameras while my performance as Gollum is recorded with performance capture cameras.”
Serkis wasn’t giving much away about his role this time around but did say that Gollum was “60 years younger and a lot more handsome”.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in December.