By: Dominic Jones
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, The Hunt) was promoting his upcoming film, the Danish comedy Men and Chicken, and of course the topic of Star Wars came up. Mikkelsen spoke with Yahoo! Movies' Ryan Leston about what it was like working with director Gareth Edwards on Rogue One. Mikkelsen, who plays Jyn Erso's (Felicity Jones) father Galen, had high praise for Edwards.
Mikkelsen said, "[Gareth Edwards’] vision was wonderful. He was a natural, man."
He went on to describe the vibe on set, saying,
"He tried to create this little space where it’s just, it’s real – that we’re actually making a real scene. And I think that’s the only thing we can do with it. We tried to take in the enormity of the Star Wars universe, while we were acting. We have to know it’s there of course, but we can’t act it – we have to make it real. He made us feel as if we were just doing a small, Danish show."
Mikkelsen also spoke about his scenes with Felicity Jones (though he didn't give away any spoilers!),
"I would give away spoilers if I told you what kinds of scenes I have with [Felicity Jones]. But err… they are characters. They’re not ‘character’ characters… but they all serve their purpose and we have to be aware, obviously when you do a film like this, that it’s not your show. You’re serving a purpose or you’re telling a story of someone else, but you’re a part of it."
He also reiterated the fact that he would be taking part in the widely reported reshoots for the film, but only for a day.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16th and stars Felicity Jones, Forest Whittaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen, and Diego Luna.
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