Thursday, August 10, 2017

John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran Discuss Benicio Del Toro's "DJ" in 'The Last Jedi'

By: Dominic Jones

One of the most mysterious characters in the lead up to Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the one played by Benicio Del Toro.  Known simply as "DJ", we got our first look at the character in Vanity Fair's The Last Jedi feature back in May.  Today, as part of Entertainment Weekly's ongoing coverage of The Last Jedi, EW's Anthony Breznican was able to share a few more details about the character through interviews with Del Toro's co-stars John Boyega (Finn) and Kelly Marie Tran (Rose).

Apparently, Finn and Rose will encounter "DJ" on the planet Canto Bight when they need a "slicer" (the Star Wars version of a hacker or code breaker).  Boyega told EW,

"We just need a codebreaker and he’s the best in the galaxy. Unfortunately, he’s very dodgy and only in it for financial gain. He doesn’t fight for any side."

According to Boyega, "DJ" sees no difference between helping The Resistance and helping the First Order and will gladly help either depending on the situation (or, to put it another way, whoever is paying him).

Tran also spoke about what it was like to work with Del Toro, telling EW,

"When I was onset with that character, I felt like there was a tiger in the room, and I always had to be watching. Like an animal, at any moment he could do something, and I didn’t know what."

You can read the entire feature on "DJ" here.

Catch up on the EW The Last Jedi Coverage:
>> The Last Jedi Covers
>> New The Last Jedi Stills
>> John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran on Finn and Rose
>> Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley on Luke and Rey
>> Rian Johnson on The Creatures and Secrets of Ach-To
>> Rian Johnson on Snoke and his elite Praetorian guards

>> Oscar Isaac and Rian Johnson on Carrie Fisher's role & legacy in The Last Jedi
Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15th.  The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro, and Lupita Nyong'o.

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