Rian Johnson, Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill talk about The Last Jedi, Star Wars IX, Rian’s upcoming trilogy and more on the Empire Awards Red Carpet.
Stars attend the 2018 Empire Awards in celebration of the films that graced the big screens over the last 12 months. Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and director Rian Johnson are present as Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes home 6 wins including Best Film, Best Costume Design and Best Visual Effects. Daisy Ridley wins Best Female Actor, Rian Johnson wins Best Director while Mark Hamill is honored with the Empire Icon award.
Although the awards ceremony is the highlight of the whole evening, what went on the red carpet is something you also wouldn’t want to miss, especially when Star Wars heavyweights are around.
Rian Johnson was asked about the throne room sequence in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and how difficult it was to pull-off.
It was easy for me, it was hard for the actors- for Daisy and for Adam, because they’re the ones who had to train for 6 months to be able to do that combat. And, the fact that they were so good that we could just set the camera back on the wide lens and show them.
When asked about his new Star Wars trilogy:
We’re still at the very beginning but it’s a fun kind of blue sky like, what can this be, what can we do with this… and it’s very, very exciting.
Daisy Ridley was asked about the upcoming installment and when they’ll start shooting. “I believe we start in July or August… but I literally know nothing.”
Meanwhile, Mark Hamill shared his surprise on getting the script for Star Wars VIII and his experience on the set with director Rian Johnson.
The crew and the cast become, like, your family… And everyone on set is so happy to be making a Star Wars movie. It’s joyous. Now, Luke’s story was, kind of, depressing and dark, and I’m just naturally a, sort of, optimistic, fun person so, Rian really pushed me out of my comfort zone. But, I was happy to let him be my Yoda, my guru, my mentor and he’s just a wonderful person… I was unsure about it, he reassured me and he was right.
source: Empire, The Upcoming, HeyUGuys