Peppa Pig Saved The Day On “Breathe” Set
First-time director Andy Serkis tells Reuters how the cartoon pig helped create one of the most intimate moments in his film Breathe.
A mobile phone playing children’s TV programme Peppa Pig helped capture an intimate scene between a father and his young son on set of new romantic drama Breathe, Andy Serkis told Reuters.
The debut director who placed the mobile phone under actor Andrew Garfield’s chin said the three-year-old actor “looks like he’s really entranced with his dad” rather than Peppa, after he needed the child to look in Garfield’s eyes.
Garfield plays Robin Cavendish who is paralysed from the neck down by polio whilst living in Africa. Actor Claire Foy plays his wife, Diana, who, against all medical advice, brings Robin home from the hospital where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability.
Serkis is known for his portrayal of CGI character Gollum in the “Lord of the Rings” films. “Breathe” is released in UK cinemas on October 27.