Miltos Yerolemou Briefly Talks About his Role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Miltos Yerolemou

The Game of Thrones star is leading acting workshops in Northern Thailand with Prem Tinsulanonda International School (PTIS). During an interview with, the master swordsman briefly touched on his role in the highly anticipated upcoming Star Wars movie…





Speaking about his Star Wars gig, Yerolemou says: “It’s not really a job where you ask any questions.” He didn’t divulge if he’ll be wielding a lightsaber instead of a sword in seventh part of the franchise, because he can’t say much about it. He does say however that the film, “Lives up to its expectations,” and that it’s in, “very safe hands,” explaining that director J.J. Abrahams has, “gone back to emotional storytelling.” Many of the actors not only won’t say much about the script, but actually don’t know much, as they were only given their parts of the script to read.


“We shot at Pinewood. I’d be sitting on set next to aliens, animatronics; only a little bit of blue screen was used.” He called the experience a “mouth opener… a virtual reality adventure ride,” in which he felt like he was inhabiting another world, a fantastic environment, replete with, “tiny little thing strutting past my feet.”



If you remember, a few weeks ago, in another interview, Yerolemou directly revealed that he is playing an alien in The Force Awakens.


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28 thoughts on “Miltos Yerolemou Briefly Talks About his Role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • May 26, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    =)This makes me happy.

  • May 26, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Me too.

  • May 26, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    If the actors know so little outside of their own script, how does he know the movie is in safe hands and lives up to the expectations?

    • May 26, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      It’s based on how the director “performs” on set. Directing is very, very hard work, harder than most people probably realize. You can tell a directors skill level simply by watching him on set, also by watching the mood of the other cast and crew. Is he excited, how well does he give instructions, those kinds of things. The fact that the actors know so little about the script makes me skeptical about “leaks” of whole story segments.

      • May 26, 2015 at 9:46 pm

        Viral hide, please post an article with links to videos of JJ in action @ the Star Trek: Into Darkness behind the scenes footage. I think it would help a lot of the fans to see how he works, and the intricacy/ tactile-ness of the sets that are constructed… because I can see exactly what people are talking about when watching those behind the scenes videos (all on youtube). I think it will help to brighten a lot of spirits since reveals aseem to be coming few & far between as of late.

        I’d post the videos myself but it’ll get way more views as an article.

    • May 26, 2015 at 9:15 pm


      (It’s a joke.)

    • May 26, 2015 at 11:27 pm

      It seems everyone involved in the movie from the bottom all the way to the top with Bob Iger have been given a what to tell the media course.

      It really is quite funny when you look at all the comments over the last year.

      Why exactly they are playing the “there was little blue screen” used card and the like is rather baffling. It seems according to some actors that this movie is going to have less screen work than the OT!

      So basically it’s going to be some weird throwback movie and not going to use all the techniques that modern films use like Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek, The Hobbit, Planet of the Apes and all these other movies use if you believe what they say.

      Total nonsense of course but obviously the Disney people have decided that they want to appeal to the one quarter of one percent of the actual audience that actually care about how movies are made and of those a good portion of the Star Wars fans that complain about bluescreen really seem to have no real idea what screen work actually is.

      • May 26, 2015 at 11:55 pm

        “So basically it’s going to be some weird throwback movie and not going to use all the techniques that modern films use like Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek, The Hobbit, Planet of the Apes and all these other movies use if you believe what they say.”

        Avengers , Hobbit, Apes = are these really good examples of visual fidelity?

        GOTG looked a lot better… but not as good as VII looks.

        Star Trek = watch the behind the scenes videos on youtube. This looks exactly like what the actors are talking about… full sets making very little use of green screen. It’s not called “throwback”… it’s called “reality”:

        • May 26, 2015 at 11:58 pm

          BTW… Into darkness & The force awakens = both using the same film crew 🙂

          • May 27, 2015 at 2:12 am

            I watched Into Darkness yesterday and was struck at how nice the lighting was, in terms of colour pallette. A shot of Jim Kirk with a lovely orange low on one side of his face, reminded me of Empire, and indeed of the R2D2 shot in the new trailer. Colour, warmth, feels..

            Also while Star Trek has a ton of effects they’re made to look and feel pretty real. I’m stunned looking at the new Terminator trailer just how bad and obviously CGI the entire film looks to be. Just cheap and sloppily done most of all. JJ and crew know how to do things right. The shot of the Tie Fighter blasting up the hanger in the new trailer just looks, I dunno, everything has a real solid quality to it even though I imagine most of it is CGI. The ship especially, looks real. Not a CGI asset that poorly fits in with the environment with totally off motion blurring which is the hallmark of poor CGI these days.

            This film is going to be great! Emotion. Acting. Visuals! STAR WARS!

            Xmas gonna be good.

          • May 27, 2015 at 10:34 am

            Actually the hangar shot is all practical and only the TIE is CGI. The leaked shooting footage shows the set.

          • May 27, 2015 at 5:08 pm

            It’s possible that even the tie might be real depending on what it does in that shot. (possibly).

      • May 27, 2015 at 12:50 am

        rhe hobbit sucked and its special effects were the worst I’ve seen in 30 years

  • May 26, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Yeah, he’s an alien:

    On film sets, they ALWAYS put like things together.

    Lead actors rest / take breaks in one area,

    extras rest in another larger area,

    characters that require prosthetics are given their own area as well, to provide as much convenience to the make-up people as possible.

    If he was primarily sitting next to aliens and animatrons, that’s because he was himself having his prosthetics attended to.

    In all fairness, it’s possible he’s referring to those he’s sitting next to ON-CAMERA, so i guess ignore above statement^^

  • May 26, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I think he is a pirate (oh god) weilding a sword (or star wars version of but not a l/s) errol flyn stylieeee on the tables. As mentioned before, Pirates of the Caribean in space!

  • May 26, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    The fact that most of the actors don’t even know what the story is about makes me believe that the leaks we have aren’t fully complete or true. There is a great many things hidden.

    • May 27, 2015 at 2:15 am

      Yep. Saw an interview with JJ (an old one) where he talks about the IMAX scene they’ve shot being a pretty exciting one, with a bit of a wink to imply it’s going to be bloody incredible. While I hoep they don’t mirror the OT films too much, I can’t help but think Ep7 might follow a New Hope, and of course at the end of A New Hope we have a massive battle scene. The trailers and even the few rumours which I’ve been silly enough to read, don’t really give much insight into the end of the film, the climax. I believe it could be something glorious. God I’m so excited thinking about what they’re cooking up and knowing that so far, so good, from al we know and have seen!

    • May 27, 2015 at 5:20 am

      JJ: “It was I* who sent out the leak on Anakin’s rediscovered lightsaber…”

      * = emphasis

  • May 26, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I rather think that most professional actors don’t sit on the Internet day in day out memorizing everything that is being leaked 😉

  • May 26, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    There has to be a few acrobatic light sabre wielding characters in this film surely. Why would they go out of their way to cast such niche actors otherwise?

  • May 26, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Well, he could be Rey’s teacher. She knows how to fight, maybe he taught her.

    • May 27, 2015 at 10:19 pm

      Or he could be a pirate
      Or he could an informant
      Or he could be an intergalactic tax assessor!
      Because in an intergalactic war film of this magnitude set in battle oppressed frontiers, even the blue milk delivery man needs weaponry. Also having fighting skills does not necessitate being a mentor.

  • May 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    “Blah blah blah emotion”
    “Blah blah blah no CGI”
    “Blah Blah Blah in the right hands” …

    • May 26, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      Blah blah blah, complaining about things that are good, just because it’s been said a few times, and there’s no other answers they can give…. blah blah blah.

    • May 26, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      Sounds good to me.

  • May 26, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    “Blah blah blah no CGI” He never said no CGI. None of the cast & crew for this film have ever said “no CGI”. Saying they witnessed as much or more practical effects being filmed as set-ups for full-on CGI is NOT the same as saying “no CGI”.

  • May 27, 2015 at 1:11 am

    JJ Abrahams.

    • May 27, 2015 at 5:22 am

      I miss “Hot Shots!”, there I said it!

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