Friday, December 19, 2014

Oscar Isaac Got His Uncle a Role as an Extra in 'The Force Awakens'

By: Dominic Jones

Oscar Isaac is quickly becoming a favourite of ours here at The SWU.  Isaac spoke with Vulture recently about how he comes from a family of Star Wars "super fans" (and is one himself) and how he was able to get his uncle as surprise role as an extra in the new film.

Via Vulture,
"My family couldn't even believe it, it was the most amazing thing that ever could have happened," Isaac told us on Sunday at a Peggy Siegal–hosted reception for his most recent film, A Most Violent Year. "My uncle, my brother, my cousin are all Star Wars geeks. They're like the biggest Star Wars fans of all time. My uncle almost passed out when he found out." So Isaac arranged for his uncle to visit the set, where Abrams surprised him with an offer he couldn't refuse. "He asked him, 'You want to be in the movie?' And so he put him in as an extra!" Isaac said. "Isn't that the most amazing thing?" What his uncle gets to do, or, for that matter, everything he gets to do, Isaac can't reveal just yet — "I can't tell you any of that stuff!" — but he will admit to being a fan of the new-and-improved lightsabers. "They do look very cool." Isaac's never been to Comic-Con, but with his his first trip there on the horizon, as he'll surely go to promote Star Wars and X-Men: Apocalypse, he's contemplating whether or not to go in costume. "Maybe I'll go as a gonk droid. Then I can observe anonymously."

Is there any way I can join his family?  All kidding aside, its great to hear that Isaac and Abrams were able to arrange this for a fellow fan!

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