Star Wars Episode 8 Actress Talks "Cool" New Luke Skywalker [SPOILERS]
"It's such a good story."
Star Wars Episode 8 has been filming for over two weeks, with much of the cast of The Force Awakens reunited for director Rian Johnson's sequel. Not unexpectedly, Luke Skywalker will play a bigger role in this next part of the saga, and now star Daisy Ridley has spoken about working with actor Mark Hamill.
In an interview with MTV, Ridley revealed that the onset footage featured in the recent production announcement video will indeed form the opening of Episode 8. "Me and Mark have been rehearsing a lot, and it's really amazing", she said. “When we went back to Skellig to do the opening of VIII, it was so crazy doing the same scene with a different crew of people.
"He's amazing to rehearse with, and I'm very excited to be doing the rest of the stuff. It's such a good story. Seriously. Luke is so cool in this one. Really".
The movie is currently shooting in London, and will then move to Croatia for location work. According to Making Star Wars, the Croatian shoot will make use of drones and 600 guards to ensure that the production is kept hidden from the public.
Star Wars Episode 8 arrives in cinemas on December 15, 2017. It also stars Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, and Laura Dern.
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