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Andy Serkis talks Snoke’s pain in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Our buddy Anthony Breznican has once again released some awesome information about Supreme Leader Snoke via Entertainment Weekly. Breznican interviews Andy Serkis about some pretty interesting details on Snoke.

Serkis on Snoke’s disappointment of Kylo Ren:

“His training of Kylo Ren is not yielding what he wants,” Serkis says. “Therefore his anger towards Kylo Ren is intensified because he can’t bear weakness in others. Part of the manipulation is goading him with Hux and playing them off against each other.”

Serkis discusses Snoke’s wounds and hatred:

“The thing about Snoke is that he is extremely strong with the Force, the dark side of the Force. He’s terribly powerful, of course. But he is also a very vulnerable and wounded character,” Serkis says. “He has suffered and he has suffered injury. The way that his malevolence comes out is in reaction to that. His hatred of the Resistance is fueled by what’s happened to him personally.”

“You witness his physicality,” Serkis says. “His body is kind of twisted up like a corkscrew, and so he has limited movement. His aggression and his anger is contained and restricted by that physicality.”

Serkis continues to discuss Snoke’s frail state and what’s inspired his injuries:

 “The only thing I did use was across his jaw,” Serkis says. “His jaw is completely mangled and the left side of his face is mauled. So I had a way of taping down the lefthand side of my mouth to restrict the lip movement on that side.”
Snoke’s shattered skull and open jaw were also inspired by something real from our own world. “His deformity is very much based on injuries from the First World War, from the trenches,” Serkis says.

Snoke is my current main interest of the sequel trilogy. The whole mystery that surrounds him makes him even more intriguing to me. I’m glad we’ll get to see him more and find out more about him in The Last Jedi. Make sure to read the full interview for even more tidbits!

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