40+ "Star Wars" Cast Member Interview Moments That R2-Die For

For almost half a century now, Star Wars has been taking fans on a wild ride through a world of science-fiction magic. With new movies and series popping up left and right, it's clear that the Star Wars universe has no intention of letting go of our attention anytime soon. And let's be real; we're not complaining. From the OG trilogy to the fresh faces on Disney+, we've all fallen head over heels for the talented actors bringing these iconic characters to life. And lucky for us, we've gathered up the juiciest and most entertaining interview moments from the cast of this epic franchise. Get ready to geek out!

Looking back

Lights, camera, action! When the curtains rise, and the cameras start rolling, hope is high for actors and directors alike. But the real magic happens when their masterpieces transcend the screen and touch the hearts of audiences worldwide. Take Star Wars, for instance - a timeless classic that continues to inspire and impact people of all ages. No matter how much time has passed since its inception, the force is still strong with those who have been moved by the Jedi's journey. And for Mark Hamill, even though the spotlight may not shine as brightly as it once did, he can still revel in the profound impact he's had on generations of fans.

He’s a poet

When we think of Star Wars, one name instantly comes to mind - Darth Vader. And let's not forget about the man with the booming bass voice that brought him to life, James Earl Jones. But here's a fun fact - did you know that Jones didn't always have that deep, clear voice? In fact, he used to stutter when he was younger. But with sheer determination and the guidance of a teacher, he was able to overcome his stammer by practicing his poetry. Talk about a true Jedi master of his craft!

Potty mouth

Can you imagine being Mark Hamill, handed the script with the biggest plot twist of all time? The moment when Darth Vader reveals he's your father? We all remember the shock we felt when that scene played out on screen, but did you know the other actors were just as surprised? Harrison Ford was so shocked he dropped a curse on Hamill! It's no wonder, really. We'd all be reeling if we were in Hamill's shoes.

No questions, please

Imagine being in the same room as Harrison Ford as he anxiously guards the secrets of the latest movie he's working on. The tension is immense, and you can practically feel the weight of the unspoken information hanging in the air. But when Ford appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the audience wasn't prepared for the intensity of the situation. They had to think on their feet and come up with alternative questions to ask the notoriously tight-lipped actor. And as if that wasn't enough, Chewbacca himself made an appearance - much to Ford's chagrin. Talk about a dramatic turn of events!

Mobs of fans

Get this - Mark Hamill has been in more films and TV shows than you can even imagine. He's even done voiceovers and stuff. And get this, despite all the fame and excitement; he's still as humble as ever. But picture this, back in the day, he was on tour after filming the first Star Wars movie, and he couldn't even wrap his head around the idea of being famous. And was legit blown away when he realized he was the famous person on the plane. Can you imagine?

“ I know “

The sparks were flying between Han Solo and Princess Leia, with tension and flirtation building up between them. But when the stakes got higher, Princess Leia realized it was time to let her feelings out in the open. However, Han Solo wasn't exactly the type to respond with a sappy declaration of love. Even though the script called for him to say "I love you too," Harrison Ford knew his character inside and out and decided to switch it up. Talk about staying true to your character!

Mind the leak

Buckle up, fellow Star Wars enthusiasts! These days, keeping movie secrets under wraps has become a Herculean task. But back in the day, during the first Star Wars movies, things were slightly easier. The internet wasn't as present, and fans' obsession hadn't yet peaked. However, the master of spoilers wasn't a fan or a hacker; it was none other than our beloved Princess Leia - Carrie Fisher! As per Mark Hamill, Fisher had a bit of a chatty streak, which made her the biggest threat to the Star Wars franchise's confidentiality. May the force be with you, Carrie, but keep that juicy info to yourself!

A puppet he was

Get ready to be transported to a galaxy far, far away! Did you know that in the early days of Star Wars, Yoda was brought to life by a real-life puppet? It's true! Actors had the incredible opportunity to interact with the wise Jedi master in the flesh. But let's be honest, operating Yoda's puppet wasn't exactly a walk in the park. Actor Ewan McGregor recently shared the complex process it took to bring Yoda to life. Can you imagine the challenge of acting alongside a puppet that had to be completely shut down at the end of every scene? Talk about a jolt!

Choosing the lightsaber

Let's be real, who hasn't pretended to wield a lightsaber and engage in an epic battle? These iconic weapons from the movies have captured our imaginations with their vibrant colors and impressive power. But just imagine the thrill of actually getting to choose your very own lightsaber, just like Ewan McGregor did for his role in the film. Can you even fathom the excitement of being handed a huge box and getting to select the weapon that would become an extension of your character? We certainly can't blame him for wanting to take it home with him after filming wrapped up.

Adopting a camel

Have you ever thought about the unexpected friendships that can be formed on a movie set? Well, Ewan McGregor certainly experienced it firsthand! While working on a film, he found an unlikely companion in the form of a sweet and charming camel named Silas. McGregor was so taken with Silas that he actually contemplated adopting him after the shoot was over. Just imagine being called "cowboy" for the rest of your life! It's no wonder McGregor was tempted to take this special bond beyond the movie set.

Spilling the beans

Well, well, well, it seems that the beloved Carrie Fisher had a bit of a reputation for letting the cat out of the bag when it came to keeping secrets. But, when it came to the production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the crew was wise to only divulge the essential information to her. However, even the limited intel proved to be too tantalizing for Fisher to keep under wraps for long. In fact, the sly actress had a little trick up her sleeve, as she spilled the beans to Graham Norton a whole year before the film's release, ensuring that her appearance on his show wouldn't be spoiled by any pesky non-disclosure agreements. Oh, Carrie, you sly dog, you.

Paint it black

Picture this: you and your co-workers are not just working buddies but actual friends who love to hang out and have a good time. Now imagine taking that friendship to the next level and partying with one of the biggest bands in the world. That's exactly what Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford did with The Rolling Stones. It's mind-blowing to think that these two Hollywood legends were able to not only keep up with the Stones all night but still deliver top-notch acting performances the next day. Talk about living life to the fullest!

Who’s laughing now

Get ready to be blown away by an incredible story of perseverance and grit! Believe it or not, the legendary Harrison Ford, who was crowned the “Star of the Century” in 1994, started his career with a humble beginning. In fact, his first movie was the 1966 film Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, and to make matters worse, the head of his talent agency thought it was his last chance to make it big. But boy, did Harrison prove him wrong! With his indomitable spirit and unwavering determination, he went on to become one of the most successful and beloved actors of all time. So, next time someone tells you that you can’t achieve your dreams, remember the inspiring journey of Harrison Ford and let nothing stand in your way!

Celebratory battle

Can you even fathom the exhilarating feeling of landing the role you've been dreaming of after enduring endless rounds of nerve-wracking auditions and agonizing waits? It must be nothing short of pure ecstasy. And when you discover that you've been chosen to portray none other than Anakin Skywalker in a Star Wars project, well, there's really only one way to celebrate - a thrilling imaginary lightsaber duel with your best bud and roommate. Hats off to Hayden Christensen for hitting the mark!

A big inspiration

Can you imagine living out your childhood dream? Well, Ewan McGregor is doing just that by playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars. It all started when he was just a wee lad of six, mesmerized by the first movie in the franchise. To this day, he still thinks back to that original film and how it ignited his passion for all things Star Wars. But it's not just his love for the franchise that fuels McGregor's portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi. He takes inspiration from the original Obi-Wan himself, Alec Guiness. McGregor is in awe of the way Guiness carried himself and the way he delivered his lines. It's no wonder McGregor's performance is so captivating - he's channeling the spirit of a true Star Wars legend.

A beast of a costume

Guess who made a stellar comeback after a whopping 17 years? None other than Hayden Christensen, reprising his role as Anakin Skywalker before he transforms into the infamous Darth Vader. It's evident that slipping into the suit and embodying this character again holds a special place in the actor's heart. But, let's be honest, the suit itself is no cakewalk to wear, and just like other costumes in action-packed films, taking bathroom breaks during filming can be quite the challenge. Yet, despite all this, Christensen remains a trooper and takes it all in stride!

Adding sound effects

Transforming from a mere Star Wars enthusiast to a significant player in the franchise, Hayden Christensen had to adapt swiftly to embodying his character. Impressively, he aced the transition with ease but couldn't resist injecting his own flair into the role. He even added his own unique sound effects to his lightsaber, which we can hardly fault him for - it's every fan's dream come true, after all.

An angry accent

Have you ever been blown away by an actor's accent in a movie, only to find out it's completely different in real life? It's mind-boggling how skilled they are at pulling off a convincing accent on the spot. Take Carrie Fisher, for example - after studying at a drama school in England, she developed a British accent that only seems to surface when she's feeling particularly peeved. Talk about a quirky little quirk!

The great return

Picture this: You're a die-hard fan of the Star Wars franchise, and you're on the edge of your seat waiting for your favorite character to make a comeback on the silver screen. You're not alone in this anticipation, as fans all over the world are eagerly waiting for the next installment of the Star Wars saga. But what if we told you that the actor who played your beloved character had been secretly working with the production team on the upcoming projects? Yes, we're talking about Ewan McGregor, who has been bombarded with questions from fans about his return to the Star Wars universe. It must have taken every fiber of his being to keep this exciting news under wraps. But the excitement doesn't stop there - with prequels being the preferred kind of movie in the Star Wars series; we can't wait to see what's in store for us. So buckle up, folks, and get ready for another epic adventure in a galaxy far, far away.

A supernatural story

Do you ever wonder if there's more to our world than what meets the eye? Ewan McGregor certainly does. He's not one to easily believe in ghosts and supernatural occurrences, but there are some things that just can't be explained away. And let me tell you, his recent experience will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew. It's a series of events that are so bizarre, so inexplicable, that you'll wonder if there's something out there that's trying to communicate with us. If it were me, I wouldn't hesitate to pack my bags and leave that house forever. But for Ewan, it's a mystery he can't resist trying to solve.

Taking credit

The hunt for the perfect voice to bring Darth Vader to life was no walk in the park. Despite a few false starts, the casting team eventually stumbled upon the one and only James Earl Jones. In just a few short hours, he lent his iconic voice to the character, earning only a measly few thousand dollars for his time. It's hard to believe that such an integral part of the Star Wars legacy was compensated so little, especially when his booming baritone is practically synonymous with the dark side.

An unsuccessful bit

Once upon a time, before Mark Hamill was known as the iconic Luke Skywalker, he was just like the rest of us, grinding away at work. He landed a gig at the prestigious Associated Press and envisioned himself rubbing shoulders with the big shots of journalism. Alas, the reality didn't quite match the fantasy. But, being the funny guy he is, Hamill tried to spice things up a bit. Sadly, his boss didn't share his sense of humor, and just like that, Hamill was swiftly shown the door.

Mic drop

The excitement was palpable in the air as the highly-anticipated premiere of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series drew closer. Fans all over the world were eagerly counting down the hours, eagerly anticipating the moment they could settle down and indulge in a non-stop binge-watching session. It was like Christmas Eve, but for Star Wars aficionados. And then, just when the anticipation was at its highest, Hayden Christensen stepped forward and made an electrifying statement that sent the crowd into a frenzy. This guy knows how to work a room, that's for sure. Cue the mic drop.

Pizza preferences

Ah, the age-old question that never fails to spark heated debates amongst pizza lovers: Should pineapple be allowed on pizza? It's a polarizing topic that has people passionately defending both sides. But guess who's not afraid to take a stand? None other than the dashing Hayden Christensen, who boldly declares his love for a little bit of tangy sweetness on his slice. Some may argue that his Canadian roots are to blame for this controversial pizza topping choice, but who are we to judge? Maybe we should take a cue from Hayden and give pineapple a chance, maybe even spice it up with some jalapeno for an extra kick of flavor. Who knows, we might just be pleasantly surprised.

Sweating buckets

Picture this: the iconic Darth Vader. His presence alone is enough to send shivers down anyone's spine, including the actors who bring the character to life. But what goes unnoticed is the man behind the mask - Hayden Christensen, drenched in sweat beneath the suit. Thankfully, the brilliant costume designers have devised a way to keep him cool and collected. And who knows, maybe feeling like a machine himself helps Christensen tap into the dark energy of the character.

All by myself

Buckle up, Star Wars fans! You know what we're talking about - those adrenaline-fueled scenes that leave you on the edge of your seat, heart pounding with excitement. But have you ever wondered if the actors performing these stunts are the real deal or just a bunch of posers? Well, hold on to your lightsabers because we've got the answer! While some may shy away from the challenge, the legend himself, Harrison Ford, isn't afraid of a little action. In fact, he's not just a master of the Millennium Falcon but also of his own hair! That's right, folks - Harrison Ford is a true Jedi, capable of doing it all. And we can't help but admire him for it!

An early education

Imagine having the legendary Natalie Portman as your mom! Apart from the obvious perks of having a Hollywood star as your parent, one of the coolest experiences would be visiting the set of a Star Wars movie - just because your mom was a part of it a few decades ago! This franchise has become a cultural phenomenon that has managed to capture the hearts of people of all ages, irrespective of whether they've watched the movies or not. It's safe to say that the force is strong with this one!

The secret Christmas special

Get ready to blast off into the weirder side of Star Wars! Back in the day, a super-secret TV special called the Star Wars Holiday Special hit the airwaves. It was so exclusive that most people didn't even know it existed. But hold onto your lightsabers because this special was so cringe-worthy that it was never seen again! Harrison Ford himself couldn't contain his rage about it. Want to know more about this intergalactic disaster? Keep reading.

Famous and dating

Becoming a famous actor seems like a dream come true, but the reality is far from it. John Boyega knows this all too well. As he transitioned from being a regular person to a recognized star, he faced several challenges. One of the biggest hurdles was figuring out dating. It's not easy to tell if someone is genuinely interested in you or just your fame. And when you're John Boyega - a face that's plastered all over Times Square - things only get more complicated. It's safe to say that his dating life has never been the same since he became a household name. Poor guy, he'll never be able to go back to being just a regular Joe.

Simple but powerful

Star Wars fans, get ready to feel the force of Emperor Palpatine's iconic one-liner! Sure, he may be one of the evilest and most manipulative characters in the Galactic Empire, but his words pack a punch. As Anakin struggles with his inner turmoil, it's the Emperor's sly influence that ultimately leads him down the path of darkness. And with just two little words, Palpatine sends chills down our spines. It's moments like these that remind us why Star Wars is truly out of this world.

Working with Carrie

The Star Wars galaxy is brimming with an eclectic mix of beings, ranging from endearing Ewoks to towering Wookies, from the notorious Hutts to the quirky Jawas, and much more. And who could ever forget the delightful droids that accompanied our heroes on their adventures? While Carrie Fisher certainly had her fair share of robot encounters, don't be deceived - she was the real star of the show, both on and off the silver screen.

Getting the call

Picture this: Daisy Ridley, eagerly anticipating news about the role she auditioned for, finally gets a call. But wait, it's not that simple. The suspense of waiting to answer the call is almost as nerve-wracking as the audition process itself. But fear not! The voice on the other end of the line is none other than J.J. Abrams, and he has fantastic news for Ridley. The only downside? She had to sit through an entire live play before she could properly let loose and celebrate her well-deserved success.

On the road

Get ready to be amazed by the legendary James Earl Jones, the voice behind some of the most iconic characters in cinematic history. His rich and velvety voice is the perfect fit for the commanding roles of Mufasa and Darth Vader. But it's not all business for this Hollywood heavyweight. Despite the weight of his fame, Jones isn't afraid to let loose and have some fun, even if it means using his powers for mischief. In fact, he once took to the airwaves on his CB radio as Darth Vader, much to the delight of his fans. Who knew this talented actor had such a great sense of humor?

Mommy portman

Imagine having Natalie Portman as your mom! It's like being related to Hollywood royalty! From dazzling audiences with her captivating performances in iconic movies to gracing billboards and the big screen, Natalie Portman is a true powerhouse. However, it's hard to fathom what it's like for her kids to see their mom's face plastered everywhere. Do they even realize the level of fame and success their mother has achieved? It's quite the enigma!

Double standard

Get ready to be blown away because Princess Leia had a hidden superpower all along! It may have taken her a bit of time to tap into her Force abilities, but once she did, she proved to be a force to be reckoned with. What's even more amazing is that her powers didn't manifest in the same way as her male counterparts, Obi-Wan and Luke. Unfortunately, it's not surprising that Leia was never given a lightsaber, as even in space, women are still fighting for equality. But, as always, Leia kept it real and never let gender roles hold her back.

Running face

Have you ever heard your own voice recorded and cringed? Well, imagine that but on a grander scale - being projected onto the big screen for all to see. It's enough to make anyone feel a bit of shame and embarrassment. But when you're part of the epic Star Wars franchise, the focus shifts from how you look to the impact of your character. Sure, we all have moments we wish we could do over, but Daisy Ridley knows how to take it all in stride and even have a good laugh at herself. Who wouldn't want to be part of that galaxy far, far away?

Test of strength

Listen up, Star Wars fans! Let's talk about the epic showdown between Kylo Ren and Rey. While Kylo had it all with a cushy upbringing and powerhouse parents, he still fell prey to the seductive pull of the Dark Side. On the other hand, Rey was a scrappy and passionate fighter who held onto her goodness and love for the Force. We could all see that Kylo was a bit of a pushover, easily swayed by outside influences. It's no surprise that Rey was able to take him down in the end - even Daisy Ridley saw it coming!

Bribbing Harrison Ford

You've got to hand it to Harrison Ford - he's one tough cookie when it comes to keeping Star Wars secrets under wraps. In stark contrast to his outspoken co-star Carrie Fisher, Ford didn't budge even when a tempting $1000 was dangled in front of his nose in exchange for a juicy tidbit. The man was a vault, revealing only that they were indeed making a new film. But hey, he didn't say no to the cash - and who can blame him? After all, he earned it fair and square.

Getting recognized

Princess Leia - she's the one that put the "warrior" in Star Wars. And let's not forget; she's got the looks to match. Carrie Fisher, a legend in her own right, will forever be remembered as the one who brought this iconic character to life. And guess what? She absolutely loved it! When it comes to Fisher's legacy, there's no denying that Princess Leia reigns supreme. It's safe to say she slayed the role, and we're all the better for it. That's one heck of a legacy, wouldn't you say?

Pucker up

Hold onto your seats, folks! The electric chemistry between Han Solo and Princess Leia had us all on the edge of our seats, waiting with bated breath for their moment. And when they finally locked lips, we let out a collective sigh of pure relief. But here's a twist you might not have seen coming: while Harrison Ford may not be predictable, he's certainly got a unique taste in kissing partners. Turns out, his tall, furry friend takes the cake as the best kisser on his list of co-stars! Who would have thought? But hey, we always knew there was something special between those two.

Perfect casting

It's no secret that George Lucas had a master plan when it came to selecting the perfect actors for the Star Wars franchise. And boy, did he hit the nail on the head! These actors embodied their characters so effortlessly; it was like watching real-life Jedi knights on the big screen. Take Mark Hamill, for example. He was so in tune with his character that he barely needed any direction. But while Hamill was focused on maintaining continuity and ensuring everything looked just right, Harrison Ford brought an unparalleled level of coolness and confidence to his role. It's no wonder we can't get enough of Hamill's spot-on impression of Ford.

Teaching them young

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have a parent who starred in legendary movies? Would growing up in the midst of glamour and Hollywood alter your perception of your parents and your life altogether? Well, in the case of Carrie Fisher's daughter, she had to deal with her mom using some Star Wars tactics to her advantage. Imagine your mom threatening to use the Force if you don't tidy up your room - how on earth can you argue with that? It's intriguing to think about how famous parents can use their iconic roles to their advantage in parenting.

Killing Han Solo

Harrison Ford made a brilliant career move by auditioning for the role of Han Solo in the legendary Star Wars franchise. This character will forever be etched in our memories as one of Ford's most iconic portrayals. However, it's surprising to learn that Ford wanted his character to meet an untimely end right from the beginning! Despite knowing the impact this role had on his career, Ford was adamant about his character's fate. It's a bittersweet feeling to know that his wish was finally granted. We will miss you, Han Solo!

Break a leg

Get this: acting is no walk in the park! Just ask Harrison Ford, who's been through the wringer with all the injuries he's sustained on set. And get this: he's even willing to show us how he dislocated his ankle in the most recent shoot. Ouch! From the looks of it, the pain is still fresh and real for Ford. Can you imagine dealing with the aftermath of such a gnarly injury?

Green screen scene

Hold onto your lightsabers, folks, because we've just uncovered some juicy Star Wars secrets! These actors aren't just talented; they're downright imaginative. With green screens as their only backdrop, they have to conjure up entire worlds from their minds to deliver the epic scenes that made Star Wars a cultural phenomenon. It's no wonder Ewan MacGregor's skills are out of this galaxy - he's a true master of the craft.

Teenage mom

Get ready to be blown away by some serious star power! Natalie Portman's acting journey began at an age when most of us were still figuring out how to tie our shoelaces. Cast in the first Star Wars film at the tender age of just 11th grade, she had already established herself as a force to be reckoned with. With three movies under her belt, including the prequels to the original trilogy, it's no surprise that she landed the role of Princess Leia's mother. But hold on to your seats, folks, because we know it can be a little mind-boggling!

The lightsaber guy

Who doesn't get excited about lightsaber battles? I mean, come on! But did you know that the epic clashes we see on screen aren't actually fought with glowing, humming weapons? Nope, they're filmed with metal poles that get digitized later on. But here's the catch - every time the actors clashed these poles, they'd bend and become useless for the next take. Enter the hero of the day: the lightsaber guy! This guy was on standby, ready to save the day by replacing the damaged poles and ensuring that the action never stopped. Phew, thank goodness for the lightsaber guy!

Training partner

Get ready to feel the power of the Dark Side! Darth Vader, the ultimate villain, has a complexity that is unmatched. We get to witness his journey from good to evil, which makes him a truly intriguing character. But imagine having to tell your little princess that you're not just famous but infamous for playing the most intense bad guy in the galaxy! That's a conversation that would make even the most seasoned parent break a sweat. Luckily for Hayden Christensen, he can bond with his daughter over their shared love of lightsabers. May the Force be with them!

Staying on track

Did you know that Natalie Portman, the talented actress who stole our hearts in the Star Wars franchise, was only fourteen years old when she signed on to play Padmé Amidala? What's even more impressive is that she made sure that her education didn't take a backseat to her acting career. Despite her young age and busy filming schedule, Natalie ensured that she could attend school during the year and only film during the summers. Now that's what we call dedication to education!