Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Poe Dameron Speaks!

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While promoting his upcoming film A Most Violent Year, Oscar Isaac, aka Poe Dameron, spoke briefly to Yahoo! Movies on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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There was an interesting bit about JJ Abrams’ efforts to maintain secrecy on set:

For starters, when he auditioned for the part of Poe Dameron in the highly anticipated sequel, he wasn’t even sent to script to read ahead of time.

“They won’t even do that,” Isaac, who stars in JC Chandor’s forthcoming crime drama A Most Violent Year, told Yahoo Movies. “You go to the place, and they have a room with cameras and you sit there and read the script. They’re incredibly protective, because nowadays, with however many hundreds of blogs and this and that, people are just ravenous for content. So because of that, there has to be such tight security around it. And it gets in the way of the process a bit, but it’s understandable.”

Regarding the internet leaks, Isaac said:

“I can’t speak for the cast and crew, I can just speak for myself, but for me I thought, Don’t you want to wait so you can get the real thing?” Isaac said. “But it creates excitement for it. I don’t think these little leaks necessarily ruined watching the trailer. And also, the [plot theories] that get that formulated based on these things — they couldn’t be more far off-base.”

He also briefly commented on his super cool scene in the teaser:

“It was hard to believe that I was actually sitting in there and doing that,” he said. “And it’s physical. You have to kind of get in touch with that child again that had a little X-Wing and would fly around his room making crazy sounds, you had to tap into that spirit again and that was a lot fun. There was a lot of practical effects. A lot of the stuff they actually made. There wasn’t a lot of green screen.”

While it’s nothing earth shattering, it’s always fun to hear the actors comment on their experience.  Be sure to read the whole article over at Yahoo! Movies.

Ron is an editor and content contributor to MakingStarWars.net. He loves Star Wars because it is the definitive modern day mythology and...because it has the coolest toys! Ron is still waiting for the day when engineers finally build a real lightsaber.