The latest issue of Star Wars Insider is almost with us, bringing all the treats of the 198th issue – including the second part of my interview with Brian Herring and Dave Chapman – as well as a chat with Snap Wexley actor Greg Grunberg, who talks about his time in the galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars Insider: You’ve been involved in many hit films and television series, but you’ve always been especially passionate about Star Wars. What went through your mind when you learned that you’d be playing Snap Wexley?

Greg Grunberg: I was absolutely blown away. I felt the same level of excitement that I did when I was 12 or 13, experiencing Star Wars for the first time. It was just like when you were a kid and you got to play pretend. It’s been a while, in my acting career, since I’ve really felt that level of excitement toward something that was so familiar. Usually, it’s a new role and something that I really have to think about how to approach. But this was different—I got to be a pilot in Star Wars! More importantly, I knew I’d be doing this with my best friend [director] J.J. Abrams.

Star Wars Insider: How did you react when you learned that Snap would be flying an X-wing?

Greg Grunberg: The first thing I thought was, I hope that there’s room in that cockpit for me! I need a XXL-wing! (Laughs) Seriously, it was just childhood wonder; you can’t beat that feeling and nothing else compares to it.

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