News for Jan. 24, 2005

Watts: 'Serkis Makes a Great Monkey...'

1/24/05, 1:36 pm EST - Xoanon

From Hollywood star Naomi Watts is certain fans will accept Andy Serkis as KING KONG in the forthcoming remake - because his ability to capture a gorilla's behaviour has astounded her. Watts is currently filming the movie in New Zealand, and has been left amazed by the efforts of Serkis, who played GOLLUM in the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. She says, "What Andy brings to the party is like a whole art form. I mean, he's a gorilla! He is a gorilla! It's not just a guy in a monkey suit. "I didn't know what to expect going in. But Andy went to Rwanda to study the gorillas for two weeks. He worked in the London Zoo for two months and fed the gorillas. He completely understands the behaviour and is dedicated to getting it right. "So I'm getting something. When I look into his eyes, I'm getting monkey. It's incredible."