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Serkis on not playing Snowy in 'Tintin'

    March 15, 2008

In an interview with IndieLondon, Andy Serkis (best known for motion-capture performances playing Gollum in 'Lord of the Rings' and the title role in 'King Kong') talks about reuniting with Peter Jackson on the new 'Tintin' movie:

Q. Are you going to be reuniting with Peter Jackson again for 'Tintin'?

Andy Serkis: In fact tomorrow I’m flying out to start on Tintin. Steven Spielberg is directing the first one, and then Peter Jackson is doing the second. The bulk of the shoot starts in September but things got a little bit moved around after the writers’ strike.

Q. Do you feel a special kinship with him?

Andy Serkis: Yeah, I mean at the moment he’s doing 'The Lovely Bones' at the moment, which I think is going to be amazing. But we do seem to be in sync, certainly in terms of collaborating and creating characters and so on. I think we have a similar sense of humour about things, so yeah we do seem to have fused in a particular way.

Q. Were you at all worried when Peter first got back in touch that having played Gollum and King Kong, he might ask you to play Snowy the dog?

Andy Serkis: [laughs] Absolutely, in fact people assume that I am, which is even more disturbing [he’s playing Captain Haddock].


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