Stephen Colbertâ€™s face was a picture as â€œThe Batmanâ€ star Andy Serkis took what appeared to be a surprise swipe at Russian President Vladimir Putin during an impression of his â€œLord of the Ringsâ€ character Gollum.
Serkis was explaining that the way he held a microphone helped him voice an astonishing 132 different characters for the â€œLord of the Ringsâ€ audiobooks when he reprised his role from the films.
â€œGollum was on this side and SmÃ©agol was on this side, and he would say things like, â€˜We wants it. We needs it. We must have Kyiv!â€™â€ Serkis said in character. â€â€˜No Precious, theyâ€™re to impose sanctions.â€™ â€˜Sanctions? Sanctions, my Precious? If they do anything, weâ€™re going to give them shit back.â€™â€
Colbert was enthralled throughout, and stood up and applauded Serkis afterward.