Episode VII cast member Oscar Isaac recently did an interview with Entertainment Weekly, where he touched on a number of topics regarding Episode VII, including working with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, the leaked set photos, “Star Wars” dialogue, and being around hundreds of Stormtroopers! You can check out the Episode VII portion of the interview below:
Have you had much interactions with the original trio of Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill on or off-screen?
Yeah, I have. Both. They’re such funny people. Carrie is hilarious and doing such cool work. Harrison is back. He went on hiatus for a little while, but he’s 150 percent back. It’s pretty amazing to see him bounce back. He looks incredible. Everyone’s having a really good time. J.J. sets that tone. There’s a lot of enthusiasm and it’s being done with a lot of heart. There’s nothing cynical about the way we’re doing this. Even in the way he’s shooting it—he’s shooting on film and actually building the sets, so you’ve got hundreds of Stormtroopers or whatever, and hundreds of extras and all the ships. You actually see it. It’s all real. Everyone can interact with the world.
What do you think of this culture of leaked photos from set and this insatiable hunger for specific details about this new installment?
People want to know all those special things and when those iconic moments are going to happen, but if all that gets revealed beforehand I feel like it robs people of that moment when they’re sitting there watching it for the first time.
The original Star Wars, of which you’ve said you’re a big fan, are filled with cheesy lines and dialogue which the actors have not shied away from criticizing over the years. How does this compare?
Yeah. [Laughs] I’m constantly looking for a cheesy line to say to harken back to the old ones. No, what they’re trying to do and what’s really great is J.J.’s been loosening it up a little bit and trying to make it alive and energized. It’s not formal. They’re messy, energized people. We’ve all intentionally tried to do that. Just make it a little more fiery and messy.
More positive enthusiasm about the production of the movie from another cast member, which is always great to hear, but probably the most interesting parts about this interview was that Oscar Isaac says he has interactions with the big three original trilogy actors in the film, and that there’s going to be lots of physical Stormtroopers!
Definitely some cool stuff in this interview with Oscar Isaac, so be sure to check it out in full over at Entertainment Weekly.