In Entertainment Weekly’s latest article on “Solo: A Star Wars Story” today, they share some new details about the film’s new droid character played by actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge, L3-37.
You can check out some of those new details about L3-37 from Entertainment Weekly below, where writers Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, as well director Ron Howard talk about the new character and how Phoebe Waller-Bridge brings her to life:
“She’s a self-modified droid,” says Jon Kasdan, “The idea is that she’s sort of a mutt, if you will, of various parts of different kinds of droids who has improved upon herself.”
“She’s a complete individual in the galaxy. We wanted to have it be a completely different kind of droid than you’ve ever seen in the movies. And we definitely wanted it to be a female. We thought it was more than time for that.”
“She has a working relationship with Lando, and it’s very sophisticated and informed by years of working together,” says Lawrence Kasdan. “And, Phoebe, herself, is hilarious. The effect that she will appear in is amazing, but she comes through very strongly even with this astounding [CGI], both her humor and her physicality. If you meet Phoebe, she’s one of these people you just fall in love with immediately.”
“Her AI is way up there in terms of IQ,” says director Ron Howard. “She’s capable of some pretty interesting conversations. And Phoebe is hilarious and brilliant and really helped bring that character to life in ways that are funny and surprising.”
“She’s an absolute engine, not just for comedy, but for point of view, and she’s got a very strong personality,” says Jon Kasdan, who said he and his father based her on people they knew. “Much like women in my life and Larry’s life that have just made their will known to us, she isn’t subservient. L3 is subservient to no one, which is a fun kind of droid to write.”
When I first saw the droid in the teaser trailer, I was a little worried that L3-37 would too be similar to K-2SO. But after reading what Lawrence and Jon Kasdan had to say about her, that worry is completely gone, and L3-37 sounds like she could be one of the best droids we’ve seen in a “Star Wars” film. Really excited to see more of L3-37 in the future.
Be sure to check out the full article on L3-37 over at Entertainment Weekly.