Andy Serkis Talks Snoke Backstory

With the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on home video shortly, both video of and an interview with actor Andy Serkis are out with both going into his work as the villainous Supreme Leader Snoke in the film.

The CG character was played on set by Serkis in a mo-cap suit and sadly, by the film’s end, little was ultimately known about Snoke. Even so, Serkis tells EW that there was a lot of discussion about his disfigured character and his backstory:

“We wanted him to have a great deal of mystery, but we did … J.J. [Abrams] and I discussed it, and Rian [Johnson] and I did discuss backstories to him, where he came from. I’ve been asked to not shed anything, should we want to bring him back in any way whether [in a] prequel or whatever.

I think there’s something cool about that. It still does remain a mystery for people. I know that some people find it incredibly frustrating, but I think it allows for further exploration and layering at a further point.. I would love to think that there is room for him to come back. I think anything’s possible in a Star Wars movie. I’d be all up for it. I think there’s a lot more to be had from the character for sure, but I’m not in discussions with anybody at all about it.”

He also discussed how he played the character in regards to his relationships with others, including the new trilogy’s heroine Rey:

“I played him as incredibly threatened by this female, which he’s not used to or doesn’t understand. He completely underestimates Rey, obviously, but he can sense that there’s a strength there that certainly Kylo Ren doesn’t have. I would say he’s pretty misogynistic in that respect. Interestingly. For our time.”

You can see some behind-the-scenes video below of Serkis acting out his scenes on-set before the CG effects are put into place. The film hits Digital HD next week and Blu-ray disc on March 27th.