Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 by Germain Lussier
The downside of being one of the actors recently revealed as a Star Wars Episode VII cast member is 20 months of repetition. While we’ll surely learn more about the film and each actor’s part in it leading up to the December 18, 2015 release, until then every one will be asked innumerable questions about the film. A few have already started answering, while others preemptively got the jump on the questions. Below, read the thoughts from new additions Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, John Boyega and returning actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels.
Most of the comments are via Twitter, but Gleeson appeared on a radio station in Ireland. His comments are below.
— John Boyega (@JBoyega) April 29, 2014
— Andy Serkis (@andyserkis) April 30, 2014
UK table read- I was knocked out by the diverse & extraordinarily talented new cast members. WOW they're good! The saga is in superb hands.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 1, 2014
May the Chapter VII be with you…always. Or at least until 2015. I love you….you know. http://t.co/MfbfwRIdJP
— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) April 30, 2014
Love from the forceful Leia of old & the wise, arthritic Leia of new…
— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) May 2, 2014
So many privileges to acting in the Saga. Best yet, sitting at the read-through with the old & the new cast. And the story! You can't wait!
— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) May 1, 2014
Hello friends. Sorry I've been awol lately. I've been traveling, catching up with €_d friends & trying to get the band back together. ;)
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) April 30, 2014
As for Gleeson, he appeared on the Dublin radio show 2FM and said the following (thanks to Comic Book Movie):
I’m still struggling to come to terms with it. It all happened really quickly for me. It was like the day before and then I’m at a table reading with Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. It was madness but it was great.
I’m afraid if I say anything [about who I'm playing] I’ll give away the plot of the whole movie. I’ve got two years of this ahead of me. The movie is released in December 2015 — that’s the amount of time I have to keep my mouth shut!
I think the last comment is the most interesting thing here. Without saying who he’s playing, Gleeson reveals he plays a pivotal character. Could he potentially be a Skywalker spawn who turns to the Dark Side? What else could the role be that’s so pivotal just saying who it is it would ruin the plot of the movie? Though, to be fair, revealing who anyone is playing outside of the returning characters pretty much would give us a ton of ammunition to discuss.
Whose response has been your favorite?