The name of Andy Serkis' character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been officially announced in an exclusive interview with photographer Annie Leibovitz at StarWars.com.
“I can remember, from the very beginning,” Leibovitz tells StarWars.com, “I was astounded by the universe that George [Lucas] had created. I’d never seen anything like it. It was just unbelievable, and the actors and characters really resonated with all of us. It was a great, great visual story that continues to carry forth today.”
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Actor Andy Serkis has become synonymous with motion-capture performance: from The Lord of the Rings to Planet of the Apes. The Force Awakens will be no exception. Serkis is playing Supreme Leader Snoke and his brooding intonations were heard in the first teaser trailer.
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