The clip begins with a bureaucrat handing over the text of the Brexit withdrawal agreement to the British actor as he hisses “precious.” Like his Lord of the Rings character, he’s split between his good side, which in this case backs Remain, and a bad one, which backs Leave.

“We takes back control. Money, borders, laws, blue passportses,” the faux-May says, nodding to the UK’s former passport color before it switched to burgundy in 1988 to match its EU peers. The dark side then takes over: “No, it hurts the people, makes them poorer. But I finds it, I negotiates it, we wants it.”

Serkis supports a second Brexit referendum, and participated in a 700,000-person-strong “People’s Vote March” in October calling for one. He has yet to comment on what motivated him to make the film.

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