Emma Thompson Wanted Role in Star Wars

In the latest WIRED Autocomplete Interview with Emma Thompson, the star revealed how she wanted a role in Star Wars.

At one point Thompson’s agent inquired about the actress getting a part in the current Star Wars saga, but they were rebuffed. “I actually really like Star Wars,” Thompson says in the latest WIRED Autocomplete Interview, but “I’m not in Star Wars because they don’t want me to be in Star Wars.” (To anyone at Lucasfilm reading this: C’mon! You hire so many Brits! Why not Emma? The woman is a legend.)

If Thompson were cast, Mindy Kaling, her costar in the new movie Late Night, thinks she’d be a great advisor for struggling Jedi. But Thompson has another idea.

“I could be Jabba the Hutt’s handmaiden,” she jokes. “I could squeeze those frogs for him.”

There are still more films coming, so you still have a chance Emma — fingers crossed!

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