I'm a Tolkien Junkie - Empire Online
"[Gollum's] an an amazing role," Serkis tells the Highbury and Islington Express. "The way we've done it is to use a combination of animation and motion capture... so I get to do the voice and physicality of the part."
Serkis, who is currently appearing on stage in London before returning to New Zealand for post-production work on films 2 and 3 in the series will apparently play up the role of Gollum as a 'ring junkie, complete with withdrawal symptoms.' "When you are playing such an extreme character," the actor explains, "you have to root it in something the audience can identify with."