Writer, director, podcaster and huge Star Wars fan Kevin Smith has visited the set of Episode IX and whilst he joked how dumb the set was, he also said that he how he witnessed a performance that drove him to tears. Speaking on Good Morning America this is what he had to say…

“Number one, J.J.’s doing the Lord’s work, man. This movie looks fantastic. It’s a year away, but man it looks fantastic. I wept on set because I saw somebody give a career-best performance. Somebody I’ve seen in these movies before. I rolled a tear, it was so darn powerful. Biggest set I’ve ever seen in my life. The dude’s not directing a movie, it’s like he’s directing a small country. The thing is so massive.”

We can’t wait. Check out the full video of Smith’s appearance on GMA via the YouTube video below.