Fans of gun-toting monkeys riding horses into burning buildings will probably already know that there’s a new Planet of the Apes film out – War of the Planet of the Apes, it’s called. You’ll probably also know that Andy Serkis, who stars in the film as intelligent CGI chimp Caesar, started his career playing creepy desiccated hobbit Gollum in Lord of the Rings.
And when Serkis appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, it was the latter role he revived – with his (or Gollum’s) unique take on Donald Trump’s tweets.
Jumping onto his chair, Serkis read some of Trump’s most ridiculous, belligerent and inappropriate tweets – including the now infamous “covfefe” typo. And it’s… actually weirdly apt, to be honest?
Andy Serkis reading Donald Trump tweets as Gollum is probably the most wonderful thing I've seen in weeks. Hahahahahaha— Patrick Abarquez (@KYENsanity17) July 13, 2017
I think Andy Serkis should be permanently employed to add voice to the totally absurd Trump tweets. Make it SO MUCH easier to endure.— Maggie Lawlor (@MaggieLawlor70) July 12, 2017
andy's readings of those tweets are my new favorite thing!— E.Harrington (@EvemargoH) July 12, 2017
There’s already a Twitter account doing a Trump/Gollum mashup, too. Obviously.