Andy Serkis Had Fake Facial Hair For Snoke In ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Star Wars Supreme Leader Snoke
Ever imagined what Star Wars villain Supreme Leader Snoke would look like with a bit of face fuzz? You might get to find out come December, as it’s been suggested that Andy Serkis filmed some motion-capture scenes with fake hair on his face.

Andy Serkis is making his foray into directing with Breathe, starring Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, and Hugh Bonneville. While talking with Garfield and Foy about the movie, The Hollywood Reporter learned a significant detail: during pre-production, Serkis had a meeting with Garfield and Foy in his Supreme Leader Snoke mo-cap getup for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, wearing some fake facial hair for the role. Garfield said the following about his appearance:

“It was a really difficult discussion, and Andy tried to take part as our director, and we couldn’t take it seriously! I think he’s more used to wearing that outfit than regular clothes.”

Images of Snoke’s look in The Last Jedi thus far do not show him with a beard or a mustache, suggesting that if those features are present on his face in the movie, then they come after a passage of time. A practical explanation would suggest that Snoke’s “facial hair” is actually referring to his pronounced eyebrows that were seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as those appear to be the only place on his entire visage where hair is actually capable of growing. But given that there’s no specification of where the hair was in the article, and that Snoke isn’t human, there’s no telling where the fake hair was placed.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will rise on December 15, 2017. The movie’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.