As we approach the midway point of August we’re accelerating towards December and the release of The Rise of Skywalker and while discussing his new film The Kitchen, Collider asked Domhnall Gleeson about Episode IX.
“It was cool, it was a page-turner. It was different than what I had thought. It was great. It was exciting. And, also, you feel part of this tiny club that gets to read these things ahead of other people and that feels great. I really did enjoy that. I think it’s gonna be cool.”
And his chat with Collider wasn’t his first conversation about the script, as he previously spoke with the Happy Sad Confused podcast last summer.
“I made the terrible mistake of reading the script, I know everything. The nightmare is falling asleep on public transport… The nightmare is you wake up on a plane and someone’s dictating. You wake up and your mouth is shaping words, you wake up and you’re like ‘Skywalker did this.’ And then you realize you don’t know how long you’ve been speaking, and there’s a kid filming, there’s somebody writing it down. And because you’re in the air, you say ‘We need to have a talk before we land, I can access my bank account.'”
Gleeson is well aware of the importance fans place on the mega franchises like Star Wars and Harry Potter, but he doesn’t let that affect him.
“It’s not the way I think about it, is the total, honest truth, without being blasé. I like being part of good films. I think the two films, and hopefully the three films, ’cause I’ve not seen the third one, I think they’re two really, really good films, and I hope the next one’s a really good one too. I like being in good movies more than I like being in franchises or anything else. So, similarly to [The Kitchen], I’m just proud to have been part of something good, ’cause oftentimes it doesn’t work out so when it does, it feels great.”