The clip comes days ahead of the House of Commons vote
Andy Serkis has revived Lord of the Rings‘ Gollum in a brilliantly bizarre parody of Theresa May and Brexit. Check out the clip below.
In the new sketch, titled ‘LEAKED: Footage From Inside No. 10 Downing Street!’, the motion-capture actor is seen portraying an unnerving Gollum/May hybrid – who is looking over her copy of the “precious” Brexit agreement deal.
Serkis utilises the character’s split personality to weigh up the pros and cons of leaving the EU.
“We take back control – money, borders, laws…blue passports!” the Gollum version of May says in the clip. The PM’s inner Smeagol replies: “No, it hurts the people – makes them poorer.”
Serkis captioned the video: “We’s in a nasty mess my precioussss…and there’s only one way out….We wants it. We neeeeds it!”
One viewer hailed the clip as a “masterpiece”, while another said: “If only I could believe Theresa May had any part of her that was remotely Smeagol instead of just pure Gollum.”
Last year, Andy Serkis revived Gollum to read out some of Donald Trump’s tweets during an appearance on US TV.
“The fake news media has never been so wrong, or so dirty,” Serkis-as-Gollum complained. “Purposely incorrect stories and phoney sources to meet their agenda of hate. Sad.”
Serkis last appeared on film as Gollum back in 2012 for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.