Andy Serkis doesn't mind not being shown on screen
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 July 2014
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' star Andy Serkis insisted he has never been uncomfortable with not being shown on screen for some of his famous digitally-enhanced roles
Andy Serkis has never been uncomfortable with his face not being seen on screen.
The Hollywood star has become a pioneer for motion-capturing technology - initially through his roles in 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' trilogies - and he has no problem with appearing as something unrecognisable in the likes of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'.
He told the Wall Street Journal: "I was never not comfortable with it, I have to say. What I've always loved about acting was the transformative [sic] experience.
"And when I started of as a theatre actor before I got into film at all... for me it was about ... using myself, but being able to say something about the human condition, the further away I got from myself."
Andy first got his proper introduction to the technique when he took on the digitally-enhanced role of Gollum in 'The Lord of the Rings', and he fell in love with it as a branch of filmmaking.
He added: "Using performance capture technology for me - I stumped across it during when we were creating Gollum for 'The Lord of the Rings'.
"As a process, as a way of bringing characters to life, I absolutely adore it."