Reports indicate that Ade Edmondson has landed a role in Star Wars Episode VIII. The Sun reported how The Bottom star secured a part after managing to impress J.J. Abrams along with director Rian Johnson.
The actor will further join fellow new recruits Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern in the upcoming film. According to a source, JJ Abrams is involved in the upcoming film and he is a big fan of British talent.
The involvement of Edmondson has followed other actors like Simon Pegg, who had a small part to play in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This further indicates a comeback to acting for Edmondson. He recently starred in the BBC adaptation of War & Peace.
Edmondson was known for comic performances in The Young Ones and is more closely related to factual and reality TV. He appeared in MasterChef and presented Ade in Britain and Ade in Sea. The surviving cast members of the earlier Star Wars film will be reunited in the upcoming Episode VIII and Johnson will be in the director’s chair.
His credits further include Brick and Looper. We know very little about the plot so far but British Star John Boyega, who played the role of a Stormtrooper in Force Awakens, said that the upcoming plot will be much darker.
Episode VIII will hit cinemas in December 2017. Meanwhile, Star Wars Force Awakens is on the verge of a DVD release and now we can concentrate on the upcoming film, Star Wars: Episode VIII.
One of the franchise’s new stars, Daisy Ridley is currently involved with the film and has found herself in a much better position to do so. She has been through all of it once before and the second time around, the experience is quite different to say the least.
Daisy Ridley took part in a Q&A session on the official Star Wars Facebook Page during the eve of the DVD release for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The questions were drawn from a R2-D2 cookie jar and it focused on her experience in working for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and compare it to what she is currently doing for Star Wars: Episode VIII. She admitted that the experience was quite overwhelming during the first time and now she is starting to get the hang of it.
She said, “They are two very different things. Episode VII was like the beginning of the whole thing, and it was terrifying and incredibly rewarding, and I felt like I pushed myself beyond boundaries I thought I had. And now [on Episode VIII], I feel more together and I feel more present.”
However, this isn’t the first time that Daisy Ridley has been found having difficulty adjusting to the whole Star Wars theme. Peter Mayhew, who played the role of Chewbacca, previously said that he found her to be a bit solid and even JJ Abrams was critical of one of her early scenes where she appeared rather wooden. The experience of making a Star Wars movie in 10 years should have been stressful to say the least.
Thankfully, things turned out great in the end. At the same time, Daisy Ridley wasn’t the only one who had a tough time in Force Awakens. Her co-star, Adam Driver was asked a similar question regarding his experience.
He talked about how making the previous film involved a lot of additional work, especially in creating the language for the movie. The crew is slightly less anxious now that a lot of the work is already done. Fans simply can’t wait for the movie to release on 15th December, 2017.