The pair’s similar appearance has led to much confusion over the years, with many fans mistaking one for the other. In fact, they look so much alike, that one of Sheen’s daughters actually mistook Serkis for her biological father.
In a new interview in Guardians, Serkis – best known for his role as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings – was asked by a reader if anyone had ever asked him for Sheen’s autograph, to which Serkis replied: “Ha! Is not. But a funny thing happened…
“I got off the plane back from LA and Kate Beckinsale’s baby [Lily Mo, now 22, who she shares with ex-husband Sheen] ran to me, thinking I was her dad. I want to do something with Michael. There’s even a Man United manager – Ole Gunnar Solskjær – who everyone says I look like. ”
Many people have confused this couple for years. In 2019, Sheen said that he was once “thrown down the street” by Serkis fans who were shouting “Gollum! Gollum! “.
When asked who would play him in a play about his life, Sheen once said: “Simon Pegg, Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis will alternate because I spent a fair amount of time being asked if I could must be one of the surnames and this would add to the confusion nicely. ”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/andy-serkis-michael-sheen-daughter-b2012371.html Andy Serkis says Michael Sheen’s daughter once mistook him for her father