Whilst of their promotional tour for Peter Rabbit both Domhnall Gleeson & Daisy Ridley couldn’t escape questions relating to Star Wars and Episode IX — this is what they said to the Radio Times….
“What was brilliant [about The Last Jedi] was that it was unexpected,” Domnhall Gleeson, who plays First Order senior Officer General Hux told as part of a wide-ranging interview, relating particularly to the more comedic direction his character was taken in contrast to the more serious portrayal in The Force Awakens.
“And I’ve got a feeling that what JJ does may also be unexpected.
“I wasn’t expecting [Hux’s comedy] to be the way it went in VIII, at all. It really surprised me. And I’d say rather than played for laughs, it was written for laughs. We did it with an eye on the comic elements of it.”
Gleeson went on to clarify that he doesn’t know for sure what “unexpected” things we could, er, expect – he has yet to see a script for the new film, which starts filming in a few months – but he was eager to see what Abrams had lined up for him in particular
“I’ve got no idea because I haven’t read a script,” he said.
“I have no idea what direction he’ll take it in, or even if he’ll use me. So I’m hoping that if I’m in the next one, I’ll get to do [some more comedy].”
And Gleeson isn’t the only star of the series awaiting news, with co-star Daisy Ridley (who also acts alongside him in newly-released Beatrix Potter adaptation Peter Rabbit) also hoping to soon find out the fate of her character Rey. Personally, we still think she’s a secret robot.
“Is there a sequel? Oh my Goddddd!” Ridley joked. “I’ve heard nothing about it. I hopefully will soon.”
“It’s interesting, because after the first one came out we literally went straight into the next one, so there was no time to think about it. And now I’m like huh, I wonder what I’m going to be doing for six months…?”
“Because JJ’s writing it, I know that if I’m in it I’ll get to do something exciting,” Gleeson said. “So that would be nice.”
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