News for Mar. 24, 2006

Serkis relishes role as guy behind 'Kong'

3/24/06, 3:57 pm EST - Xoanon

Andy Serkis helped to create two of filmdom's most celebrated characters, but most people probably wouldn't recognize him. That's because the veteran actor's breakthrough performances -- as Gollum in "Lord of the Rings" and the big, misunderstood ape in the 2005 "King Kong" remake -- were created using digital technology. Although computer animators relied on Serkis' performance for the emotional center and movements of both characters, he doesn't get any face time (aside from a small, secondary role in "Kong"). Serkis is fine with that. [More]