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Serkis: I get spotted everywhere

Published 14/12/2012 | 17:09

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Andy Serkis joked he could never escape his character Gollum

Andy Serkis has revealed he gets asked to do his Gollum voice in the strangest places.

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The actor appeared as the JRR Tolkien character for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy and reprises his role in Peter Jackson's new Hobbit adaptation.

He said of getting recognised: "The strangest place is probably on the Tube at 8.30 in the morning, at Victoria Tube station when it's packed and somebody leans into you and goes, 'Would you mind doing the voice of Gollum for me?' You can't get out of it."

Andy only makes a brief appearance in The Hobbit alongside Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, but ended up staying on to direct the second unit.

He joked: "I never thought (Gollum) was ever going to go away. He's never really drifted very far from me. But it was lovely to play the scene with Martin, it was day one of 276 days of shooting."

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