Andy Serkis Taught Me to Always Keep an Open Mind

Andy Serkis Taught Me to Always Keep an Open Mind

When presented with a new character for the first time, I immediately ask myself where am I going to find inspiration?

It’s during these times that I remember that Andy Serkis used his cat as his inspiration for the voice of Gollum. This story taught me to be open-minded about where I gain inspiration. There’s no need to religiously study the performances of BAFTA winning actors and attempt to copy and paste what they do. There’s a lot to be said for people watching. Or if you’re Mr. Serkis, pet watching.

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