Benicio Del Toro’s new character DJ is still someone we know very little about in “The Last Jedi,” but with Entertainment Weekly’s latest article, we do find out a little more about DJ and his role in the film.
Here is what Entertainment Weekly’s article had to say about DJ, with some comments about him from John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran:
First up, here is what Entertainment Weekly is calling the official one-liner on him: “DJ is an enigmatic figure whose tattered, threadbare clothes and lackadaisical attitude conceal a sharp mind and expert skills.”
Part of those expert skill is his ability as a slicer, and that is part of what brings Finn and Rose to him. “We just need a codebreaker and he’s the best in the galaxy. Unfortunately, he’s very dodgy and only in it for financial gain. He doesn’t fight for any side,” John Boyega says.
“He has distinct opinions,” Boyega says. “The Resistance bombs the First Order one day, the First Order bombs the Resistance on another. It’s an ongoing war that will never end. For him, he’s trying to benefit off of that — which doesn’t make him the person you want to trust.”
As for Benicio Del Toro’s performance as DJ, Kelly Marie Tran describes it as being with a tiger. “When I was onset with that character, I felt like there was a tiger in the room, and I always had to be watching. Like an animal, at any moment he could do something, and I didn’t know what.”
Be sure to check out the full article on DJ over at Entertainment Weekly.
While that’s it for their articles today, they do give a pretty big tease for what’s in store for us tomorrow. Rian Johnson on why Rey’s family history matters so much!