Andy Serkis happy not to get recognised

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 August 2014
Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis is glad he doesn't get recognised much because he can lead a normal life

Andy Serkis is glad he doesn't get recognised.

The 50-year-old actor - who is known for his portrayal of Caesar, in the 'Planet of the Apes' series and the creature Gollum in the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' trilogies - is pleased that he doesn't get noticed by fans in the street as it allows him to live a "normal" life.

He told Germany's Bild newspaper: "It's the season ticket for a normal life. That's how I get to live a normal life.

"I don't get to see myself on posters. I can go to the cinema undetected."

However, no matter how elaborate the costumes, the 'King Kong' star - who has three children, Ruby, 16, Sonny, 14 and Louis, 10, with his wife Louise Ashbourne - is always spotted by his family.

He added: "People on the street don't recognise me. My wife and kids always recognise me."

Meanwhile, the Golden Globe nominee isn't sure if 'computer-roles' will ever be acknowledged at the Academy Awards and believes digitally-enhanced characters will never take over the acting industry.

When asked if he thinks an actor will ever take home an Oscar for a computerised part, Andy explained: "Maybe faster than people expect - maybe never. But the profession of real acting will never go extinct."

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