Last week had parties, pictures, and a blonde Carrie Fisher, for some reason.
The iconic 1983 making of documentary is now up on the official Star Wars Youtube account… In nine parts. But the good news is: We got the last one yesterday, so I can finally post it.
Here’s a new twist to the Billie Lourd ‘casting’ – The Sun (of course) via the Mirror is now apparently claiming that Carrie Fisher’s daughter be playing the young Princess Leia in flashback scenes, complete with buns.
While I don’t doubt that Lourd and any number of others (The Sun also names J.J. Abrams’ father and father-in-law) will cameo, let’s not forget that British tabloids are the worst.
something is up… @JBoyega is being nice to me…?! mwah mwah right back at ya xx
— Daisy Ridley (@ridley_daisy) June 13, 2014
Two weeks worth of tweets to catch up on here (and yes, the other one in a few days) so let’s just get to it… Oh, and in case you haven’t heard, Simon @Kinberg has joined the fun!
Though I will skip all the World Cup tweets, because we’re not that kind of blog, sweetheart.
The latest cast members make their debut (to us, anyway.)
I can finally say it out loud and proud: I'm going to a galaxy far far away! http://t.co/b39DjEEAzB
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) June 2, 2014
Thank you for all the wonderful good wishes about Star Wars!!!! I am so excited and so very grateful!! A real dream come true! #overthemoon
— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) June 5, 2014
Below the cut, John Boyega is no doubt happy to have two less secrets to keep, someone is now verified, and Bad Robot goes to the Eye. (Oh, and don’t forget J.J. Abrams’ master trolling.)
Carrie Fisher on her A New Hope accent, the buns, Gary, her books and more on the Paul O’Grady Show. (via)
She told the BBC that she’s “fighting for the buns, but that’s always what I’m doing. I think they should make an appearance if I just walked by a rocket window and I was in buns,” and would also appreciate the gang going and getting their nails done as a respite from all the blasting and lightsabers. (There you have it: The female agenda is Star Wars spa time. Really. We swear.)
At the festival, she revealed that aside from the script reading we’ve seen, she’s also done costume fittings and rehearsals for Episode VII, but not any actual filming yet. That’s expected to start in a few weeks.
John Boyega particularly has been very sharey this week… Nothing particularly sensitive, but it is fun to get these quick glimpses. More Instagrams and tweets beneath the cut – including, finally, confirmation that that is Daisy Ridley’s Twitter. (If the photo wasn’t enough…)
Universal treasure Carrie Fisher, from 2005′s AFI Tribute to George Lucas.