Wednesday, November 22, 2017

John Boyega Shares His Opinion on Porgs

By: Dominic Jones

Ever since they first appeared in the behind the scenes reel for Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the D23 Expo, Porgs have captured the hearts and minds of Star Wars fans.  The bird-like creatures were inspired by the real world puffins that live on Skellig Michael, where the final scene of The Force Awakens was shot.  In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Finn actor John Boyega shared his thoughts on Porgs and what it was like seeing them on set.  The interview was a released as part of EW's online coverage of The Last Jedi, which coincides with a cover story about the film in this week's issue.

"I just remember doing some stuff and seeing a lot of porgs around.. And they are interesting, but for me, I had a love/hate relationship with them. They’re very, very cute, but when you put them in a bunch, in holes, on the Millennium Falcon, that’s when they start to become really, really freaky."

While Boyega may find the Progs a bit freaky, his co-star Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico) has embraced Porg fandom by dressing as one for Halloween!

Also revealed by EW in a video by Anthony Breznican, who wrote all the features about The Last Jedi this week, the Porgs do come with our heroes when they leave Ach-To.  Check out the video below,

You can read the entire feature on Porgs over at Entertainment Weekly.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15th.  The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Daisy Ridley as Rey, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Amilyn Holdo, Benicio Del Toro as DJ, and Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata. 

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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