Dune star responds to their surprise Part Two cameo

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Dune star responds to surprise Part Two cameoWarner Bros.

Babs Olusanmokun has spoken out about his cameo in Dune: Part Two.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the sequel sees Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) work alongside the Fremen to seek revenge against the Harkonnens.

As well as Chalamet, the film's star-studded cast includes Zendaya, Florence Pugh, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem and Austin Butler.

And The Book of Clarence star reprises his role as Jamis, despite the character being killed in Part One.

The actor said in a new interview that he helped to create a whole body cast for scenes including Jamis' dead body, only to end up in the film itself.

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He told The Hollywood Reporter: "Denis, in his infinite wisdom, was like, 'No, we have to have Babs there. It’s going to be a lot more real if we have Babs there.' He was shooting something else, and it seemed like it was just going to be a perfunctory second unit sort of day, but then it was just, 'No, Denis said that he wants to be there.'

"And that went on for an hour or two: 'Denis said he wants to be there. He’s going to be there.' So, [as a dead character], it was a powerful moment to try and not hear these people crying for Jamis."

Babs said the acclaimed director had been "very kind and warm and complimentary" towards the actor and approached him at the end of Part One about appearing in the second film - albeit briefly.

"The first time we met, he said, 'At the end of this film, your guy is gone. If you don’t want to do it, Babs, I understand. I think you should be doing bigger things,' and he touched my heart when he said that," he continued.

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"And I was like, 'I will do this. I will serve this film.' So when he called me up or emailed me for the second film, I was absolutely there to contribute whatever little I could contribute."

The actor appears alongside Henry Cavill and Alan Ritchson in Guy Ritchie's latest film, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, which follows a secret World War Two organisation that goes on to inspire modern-day black operations.

Henry Golding, Eiza González, Alex Pettyfer and Hero Fiennes Tiffin also star.

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is released in the US on April 19; there is no UK release date yet.

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