Andy Serkis, silver screen...
From Gollum via King Kong to David Bowie's assistant in
In a recent interview with Quint at
Here's the relevant excerpt:
QUINT: I also wanted to touch on a project you're doing now, playing David Bowie's assistant in THE PRESTIGE.
ANDY SERKIS: Yeah!
QUINT: Sounds like it'd be so much fun. Have you done that already?
ANDY SERKIS: I haven't, I haven't. I've done some scenes. I've done my scenes with Hugh Jackman. I've got my scenes with David Bowie coming up next week, actually, so I fly back to LA and I start filming next week with him. That'll be so exciting.
QUINT: That's so cool, man. I'm a child of the '80s, so Bowie's been with me from an early age because of LABYRINTH. Then his music... I just can't wait to see him play Tesla. He's a perfect match for that...
ANDY SERKIS: Isn't he just, yeah! He's perfect casting. Really cool.
QUINT: You're playing his assistant, right?
ANDY SERKIS: That's right. I'm playing this character called Roger Alley who's kind of... He's very kind of defensive of Tesla and the AC current, you know, because of the DC current. (laughs)
Good luck with the filming David, "break a leg" or whatever you tell actors about to start filming...not literally of course...I'll sshhhh now.
Thanks to BowieNetter Mooch for the pointer.