Andy Serkis QuotesAndrew Clement Serkis is an English actor and film director. He is best known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), King Kong in the eponymous 2005 film, Caesar in the Planet of the Apes reboot series (2011–2017), Captain Haddock / Sir Francis Haddock in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin (2011), and Supreme Leader Snoke in the first two Star Wars sequel trilogy films, The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017).
There’s this whole grey area seemingly every time it’s talked about animators and who takes ultimate responsibility for the characters [of the Planet of the apes] but without question and I’ll go down saying this year after year, these characters are authored by what we do on set. They are not authored by animators.
The difference between the big budget films I’ve done is the length of time. But in terms of the day-to-day, you’re still going on to set, you’re getting into character, and you’re going and doing your job, so there’s absolutely no difference. It’s just the structure around it and the length of time. But in terms of budget and money, it doesn’t really manifest itself.