"Star Wars" movies have been influencing names for decades, so clearly the new generation of characters from a galaxy far, far away introduced in "The Force Awakens" and returning in "The Last Jedi" will leave their imprint on young Padawans.
"I felt like I was about to play the Super Bowl," says Tran, who plays Rose Tico. "I knew all the plays. I knew exactly what was going to happen. And then you see R2-D2, and you're like, 'I'm thrown off.’"
It’s not easy to get hold of actual props from a “Star Wars” movie, unless you were actually in a “Star Wars” movie. Yahoo Entertainment asked members of the “Last Jedi” cast whether they have a favorite reminder of their work on the film.
“The Force Awakens” was a game-changer for Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, instantly catapulting them to worldwide fame.
"The Last Jedi" is days from release, and writer-director Rian Johnson is already preparing an original "Star Wars" trilogy, with new characters.
Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, and John Boyega have seen the movie and reveal their instant reactions to their late co-star's farewell to the galaxy far, far away.
Meanwhile, the director and cast of the new sequel go on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," where they reveal one not-so-big spoiler.
We don’t know all that much about the purple-haired Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, the Resistance leader played by franchise newcomer Laura Dern in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But after this weekend’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, we do know that Holdo is handy with the steel (a still from the set showed her gripping a blaster in the fog).
When the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer premiered Friday at Star Wars Celebration, the audience wasn't alone in seeing the footage for the first time — the film's stars had no idea what was coming, either. Yahoo Movies caught up with the cast immediately after the debut, and grilled them on their initial reaction to the preview. (Watch above.)
The online campaign of hate towards the new ‘Ghostbusters’ film took a sinister turn overnight with one of the film’s stars being moved to tears by racist abuse on Twitter. Actress and comedian Leslie Jones, who plays MTA worker-turned Ghostbuster Patty Tolan, found herself bombarded on Twitter by trolls sending her relentless racist abuse, some of which she screengrabbed and shared with her 175k followers. I want to hate so bad but I can’t because I know it doesn’t fix anything and just make me sad.” - Ghostbusters Scares Up $50m Opening - Harold Ramis’ Daughter Appeals Against Hate She then appealed to Twitter itself to do something about the troll culture on the social media platform, with Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey personally reaching out to the comedian to help her out. So hurt right now.— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016 ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ star John Boyega replied urging her to “find peace”, while the film’s director Paul Feig replied “You did nothing to deserve this.
In between breaking out in sci-fi flick Attack the Block and becoming a global mega-star thanks to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Boyega starred as a struggling ex-con in a small indie drama called Imperial Dreams (watch the trailer above). “Imperial Dreams [is] based on a young troubled writer who has to struggle in the imperial courts projects while single handedly raising his son,” Boyega wrote, referring to the infamous housing project in Los Angeles.
Have you ever felt sorry for a person in a stock photo? We sure have. But, this latest stock image to surface at the University of Nebraska may change that.
Awards season is a bit of a polarizing time of year. Celebrity news reaches a fever pitch and yet, we can’t help but anticipate all that season brings, whether we claim to love it or hate it. The gowns, the speeches, the performances and even the controversies are all part and parcel.
‘Star Trek’ star Chris Pine hangs with J.J. Abrams and ‘Force Awakens’ star Oscar Isaac (Disney)
The new cast members of Star Wars: The Force Awakens have clearly been experiencing a whirlwind of emotions since landing roles in the galaxy’s single biggest movie series. “Going on the Millennium Falcon has been surreal,” John Boyega (who plays Finn) said of the iconic ship piloted by Han Solo and his first mate Chewbacca. Meanwhile Lupita Nyong'o, who plays the motion-capture pirate Maz Kanata, was floored by the film’s use of its famous extraterrestrial creatures.
You’re never too old to play with action figures, something we’ll believe until we’re kissing our Black Series 6-inch Stormtrooper Luke Skywalker figure goodbye from our death beds. While Ford assessed the various incarnations of Little Han Solo we’ve seen over the years (“Too small,” “Too buff,” “He’s got a strong nose, I admire that”), Boyega (Finn) showed us how to make him properly run, and Ridley (Rey) used hers to deliver her favorite line from the movie (“I’m no one”).
Joseph Gordon-Levitt came dressed as Yoda. Sofia Vergara wore Princess Leia’s signature hair buns. Other actors like Rainn Wilson (who also came in costume) and Eric Stonestreet tweeted out their approval.
We’re only a week away from its release, yet very, very few people have actually seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Director J.J. Abrams has at least let his cast see it, though. “Number one, best,” Harrison Ford said when asked where it ranks among all the Star Wars movies (watch above), an answer we’d advise you take with a huge grain of salt given the actor who plays Han Solo’s typically cagey interview style.
Only a short time ago in a galaxy not so far away, there was a bitter divide between the devotees of sci-fi/fantasy behemoths Star Wars and Star Trek. “Here’s what you need to do,” Boyega said, addressing the man who played Captain Kirk.
Daisy Ridley has officially been called out. Her costar John Boyega revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that the actress was the biggest mischief maker on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, going so far as taking Harrison Ford’s golf cart for a joy ride at one point. (Watch the video above.) The two stars — who play the Jakku scavenger Rey and Stormtrooper Finn, respectively — described the theft as part of a game in which they revealed trivia about each other.