Continuing to promote his upcoming movies Ex Machina and A Most Violent Year, Poe Dameron himself, Oscar Isaac, talked briefly to the Huffington Post UK about JJ Abrams and his handling of Harrison Ford’s injury and overall approach to Star Wars The Force Awakens.
Apparently, once he found out that Ford would be okay, Abrams did a good job of lifting the overall mood:
JJ was in such high spirits, he was literally making jokes on the loudspeakers.
“We had a big schedule that day, but JJ stopped us all and he said, ‘Can everybody just stop and look at the moon right now?’
“He said, ‘Look how beautiful it is, and how lucky we all are to be here.’
“JJ knows what’s important, and he reminded us it was a beautiful experience. He made it very personal.
As always, Isaac was extremely complimentary about JJ Abrams and the way he has handled our favorite franchise:
Maybe it’s naïve, but I’m not terrified of anything,” he reveals.
“The sets are everything you can imagine, there are the returning characters, but people will also be astonished by the care and love that JJ has paid to this project. That’s what I can’t wait for them to spot.
Isaac’s stock seems to be super high right now and undoubtedly will only skyrocket after his roles in Star Wars and X-Men. If there’s one thing that I find most encouraging about all the various reports and news regarding The Force Awakens, it’s that I really believe they’ve hit a home run with the casting. From the leads like Ridley, Boyega and Isaac, high profile actors like Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie, to supporting roles with really interesting backgrounds like Pip Anderson and the Raid trio (Uwais, Ruhian and Rahman), it really feels like JJ and Lucasfilm have done their research in seeking out and casting the best at what they do. That, more than anything (ok maybe second to Mark Hamill returning), has me super optimistic.
Be sure to read the rest of the article at the Huffington Post UK.