Andy Serkis happy not to get recognised
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 August 2014
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."