Benicio Del Toro Talks Star Wars Episode VIII.
Benicio Del Toro, the first confirmed addition to the cast of Star Wars Episode VIII, describes the experience of being a part of the film as both “scary” and “exciting”. Read ahead to see what he thought of The Force Awakens and what his plans to prepare for his Star Wars role are.
From Toronto Sun:
Actor Benicio del Toro has a refreshingly clear-eyed view of being involved with the juggernaut that is Star Wars: Episode VIII: “It’s scary.” The Sicario star is laughing a bit when he adds, “It’s scary because there’s a lot of talk that I’m going to be in that movie — before I’ve even shot one scene! But I’m excited, too.”
Del Toro will now go from the small independent movie, A Perfect Day, to the behemoth that is Star Wars. “I’m in a lucky position that I’ve been able to do some independent movies and some not-so-independent movies,” he says. “But I don’t work differently on independent movies and studio films — my approach to Star Wars or any movie I do is pretty much the same. You work with the character, you try to bring something and you learn your lines.”
He’s looking forward to Star Wars. “I really enjoyed Episode VII. And I’ve enjoyed Star Wars, especially the first one — I think it’s called Episode IV now. And Return of the Jedi, and The Empire Strikes Back — I’m not a Star Wars buff like some out there, but as a kid I really liked those films, like, way before I ever thought I was going to be in movies. There’s something of a nostalgia thing that gets you excited about being part of the Star Wars world.”
The report also brings up the rumors that Del Toro will be playing a villainous role, although he wasn’t asked about that particular subject.
Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.