Andy Serkis is about to release his third feature film as a director, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Gizmodo spoke to him about the new film and his role of Snoke in the Star Wars sequels was discussed.
“I was devastated when I read that script because it was all going so well,” Serkis said. “I was like, ‘Man, this is a boss character. I’m going to love playing… what!? You’re kidding me, what?’ I was like ‘Okay, is a good idea? I supposed it is. I was slightly mortified, pardon the pun.” Serkis admits, though, that while he was shocked and let down that this great character of his was being killed, he understood it was necessary for the story, which was ultimately about the developments of Kylo Ren and Rey. “It was all in the right, I think,” he said. “I loved playing that character and I love the face-off scene between Kylo Ren and Rey, and so it was great.”
As for the whole clone thing, he was as in the dark about it as the fans were. “The journey towards discovering that he was a Palpatine clone was something that happened during the process because everything was so secret since Force Awakens,” Serkis said.
Read more here, including Serkis talking about Lord of the Rings and Black Panther 2.