Dark Horizons had the good fortune of securing a bit of time with David Wenham (Faramir) and ask him some questions about his experience working on LOTR. Here’s an excerpt:
Question: What’s it like working with a CGI character?
David Wenham as Faramir in The Two TowersAnswer: “The fact is I didn’t. Everything that you saw in the character of Gollum was created by Andy Serkis, everything. So all the scenes that I was involved in, Andy Serkis was there 100% of the time which made it a fascinating working experience. That guy I can’t speak highly enough of, we’re doing scenes where he actually turns between Smeagol and Gollum and he’s actually doing it before your very eyes, not just vocally but physically. So its very strange to try and convince people that everything up there on the screen with Gollum, everytime the eyes move, everytime the mouth moves – its Andy Serkis, everything. Every movement of that character is Andy Serkis.
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