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Andy Serkis reveals first details about Force Awakens' Supreme Leader Snoke

For those that may have forgotten since the original announcement was made, Andy Serkis is in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and has a very important role.

Out of all the characters, Serkis' Supreme Leader Snoke is perhaps the most mysterious. Audiences have yet to see a photo of the new, wicked First Order member and until recently, Serkis hadn't either.

Sitting down to talk to Entertainment Weekly, Serkis admitted he had never been involved in a movie with as much secrecy surrounding a character he's played. He added that it wasn't until the film was deep into filming that he even saw what his character looked like.

Like most of the interviews that have been conducted with actors in the upcoming Star Wars installment, Serkis wasn't able to divulge much information about his CGI'd villain, but did hint briefly at what fans could expect to see come opening night.

Andy Serkis

"He is large. He appears tall," Serkis said. "Without giving too much away at this point, he has a very distinctive, idiosyncratic bone structure and facial structure. You could never have done that in real life."

Although there have been rumors of concept art from the film floating around the internet since production started, it wouldn't have mattered. Serkis said his character's design changed so often with the introduction of new technology that what Abrams started with was completely different than the final product.

"When we first started working on it, he had some rough notions of what Snoke was going to look, but it really hadn't been fully formed," Serkis said. "It almost came out of discussion and performance."

Moving away from talking about what the character would look like, Serkis offered what little information he could about Supreme Leader Snoke's role within the First Order.

"Supreme Leader Snoke is an enigmatic character, and strangely vulnerable at the same time as being quite powerful," he said. "Obviously he has a huge agenda. He has suffered a lot of damage."

When asked if there were any ties between Snoke and the original Star Wars films, Serkis said the character was entirely new, and like Finn and Rey, although aware of the events that happened in the past, had no connection to it.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on Dec. 18.

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