MakingStarWars.net scooper Mads Mikkelsen has confirmed a few more interesting tidbits on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Okay, I kid. In all seriousness, he spoke to GQ and gave a really interesting tidbit about Jyn’s ages in the film.
Mikkelsen told GQ:
I worked a few days with Felicity Jones and she is a wonderful actress. I worked with Jyn at three stages, and three different ages, so there was a little kid that was four, one that was eight, and then there was Felicity. So that was wonderful. I spent a lot of time with Ben Mendelsohn and that was hilarious. He’s a very funny man and he makes the day just fly by.”
So there we have it–confirmation of three different ages for Jyn in the film. In the trailer today, we didn’t see Lyra Erso and I’m guessing that is when we see Jyn at age four. It makes me speculate that perhaps Lyra isn’t around by the time Jyn is about eight years old and it was just her and her father. It also makes sense because Valene Kane is a younger actor born in 1987 but that’s just a guess.
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