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“I’m still struggling to come to terms with it,” Gleeson admitted. “It all happened really quickly for me. It was like the day before and then I’m at a table reading with Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. It was madness but it was great.”
If he is not exaggerating, that’s really interesting. I really want to know when people were cast into the various roles they will be playing. Gleeson is a professional and will pull it off great, I’m sure. I can see that could be overwhelming and surreal at the same time. Hopefully Gleeson gets passed it really quickly, which I’m sure he will. But I don’t think anyone who didn’t find the first moments of something like this daunting would be taking it seriously enough.
On saying too much:
“I’m afraid if I say anything I’ll give away the plot of the whole movie. I’ve got two years of this ahead of me. The movie is released in December 2015 – that’s the amount of time I have to keep my mouth shut!”
The assumption is Gleeson is Luke Skywalker’s son. It almost feels like he’s afraid of saying “I’m the son of Luke Skywalker” and giving away the whole plot of the movie. I just hope this isn’t one of those situations where Gleeson really does play Luke’s son and they keep it a poorly held secret for the next 600 days. We all knew Mutt was Indy’s son before the film even started shooting and it was a little annoying watching them try and preserve a mystery that was already out and in the mainstream media for a really long time.
I’m looking forward to seeing what Gleeson brings to Star Wars.