Speaking on the HappySadConfused podcast, Galen Erso actor Mads Mikkelsen touched upon the reshoots on Rogue One, explaining that they weren’t as dramatic as many believe.

“Some of it was a little chaotic, there was no secret that there was some rewriting in the script while we were doing it. And when you do that … it is obviously very tricky for the actors to know ‘What am I carrying into this room now? I opened the door. I’m not back to what happened before.’ So there was some of that. Having said that, it always felt like a solid story. A young girl lost, [who] doesn’t know where she belongs in the world. Then an Oppenheimer story unfolds. She’s always heard [her father Galen] was this, and then she realizes he was that. And it was quite beautifully written. At the end of the day, the changes that were in the film were not as dramatic as people talk about. It was tweaks, but obviously, if you do it while you’re working it can be confusing.”

To look at a completed film and make changes reveals a far clearer path than doing it midshoot; Rogue One benefitted from that process, and half a decade on so did we.

 

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