Andy Serkis' Star Wars: The Force Awakens character is 'strangely vulnerable'

London-born actor Andy Serkis has revealed he plays a "strangely vulnerable" character in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

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Andy Serkis plays a "strangely vulnerable" character in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

The 51-year-old actor appears alongside the likes of Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in the new JJ Abrams-directed sci-fi movie, and he has revealed details of his mysterious on-screen character, Supreme Leader Snoke.

Andy said: "Supreme Leader Snoke is quite an enigmatic character, and strangely vulnerable at the same time as being quite powerful.

"Obviously he has a huge agenda. He has suffered a lot of damage."

Although Andy remained tight-lipped about the movie's plot, he was happy to tease fans about his own character.

He told Entertainment Weekly: "As I said, there is a strange vulnerability to him, which belies his true agenda, I suppose... He is large. He appears tall."

Andy also offered an insight into the "distinctive" look of the character that will make its debut in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

He said: "Just the facial design - you couldn't have gotten there with prosthetics. It's too extreme. Without giving too much away at this point, he has a very distinctive, idiosyncratic bone structure and facial structure. You could never have done it [in real life]."

What's more, Andy explained how his character fits into the context of the 'Star Wars' series.

He shared: "He's aware of what's gone on, in the respect that he has been around and is aware of prior events. I think it'd be fair to say that he is aware of the past to a great degree."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 136 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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