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Press/Video: Gwendoline Appears on the View

 

ABC NEWS – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” star Gwendoline Christie will never forget an incident she experienced with Carrie Fisher, her “Star Wars” co-star, and Fisher’s French bulldog.
“Gary Fisher, Carrie’s dog, wandered in and immediately passed wind!” Christie said today on “The View.” “It was quite an intense experience for everyone.”
Christie said the moment happened shortly after she met Fisher, at an interview promoting the film. “That was my introduction!” she exclaimed.
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Videos: Some videos from the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Gotta be honest, I thought John and Gwendoline would be a bit braver 🙂


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Photo: Vogue Meets The Cast Of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

VOGUE – Star Wars mania hits new heights this winter with the premiere of The Last Jedi, the action-packed intergalactic sequel to The Force Awakens, which sees the return of a certain stalwart of the rebel alliance as well as the final swan-song of a dearly departed Princess. To celebrate the long-awaited release, Jason Bell meets the star-studded cast – which includes Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Laura Dern – to shoot a series of portraits exclusively for British Vogue.

 

 

She looks like a goddess!

Press: The All-Stars of “Star Wars”

Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver and their “Last Jedi” comrades discuss the difficulties of new relationships, the joys of villainy and those porgs.

 

 

THE NEW YORK TIMES – While they tell tales of Death Stars and daddy issues, the “Star Wars” movies are also stories about duality: how goodness and evil can coexist — on the same planet or inside the same person — and what happens when they collide on an intergalactic scale.

 

These themes are revisited once again in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the eighth episode in the science-fiction saga that George Lucas started in 1977. “The Last Jedi,” which opens on Dec. 15, is the first to be written and directed by Rian Johnson (“Brick,” “Looper”). It follows the resounding success of “The Force Awakens,” directed by J. J. Abrams in 2015, about two young heroes, a scavenger named Rey (Daisy Ridley) and a renegade stormtrooper named Finn (John Boyega), caught up in the search for Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

 

The new film continues where “The Force Awakens” left off, as Rey and Luke are about to meet on the planet Ahch-To, and it promises a further exploration of their relationship to the sullen evildoer Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and his nefarious master, Snoke (Andy Serkis). It also features the final performance in the series from Carrie Fisher, who played Leia and who died last December.

 

At a running time of some two and a half hours, “The Last Jedi” continues the adventures of Finn and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and their adversaries Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson). Somehow it finds room for the new characters Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) and Vice Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern), and a wide-eyed alien species called porgs.

 

Like the film they made, the creator and cast of “The Last Jedi” can encompass a spectrum of darkness and light, seriousness and silliness, all in the same conversation. Just days before the movie’s opening, they gathered for what felt at times like a solemn high school graduation and, at other times, like its after-party.

 

Here, Mr. Johnson, Ms. Ridley, Mr. Boyega, Mr. Hamill, Mr. Driver, Mr. Serkis, Mr. Isaac, Ms. Christie, Mr. Gleeson, Ms. Tran and Ms. Dern discuss their work on “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and some of the questions it raises. These are edited excerpts from that conversation.

 

Audiences have a strong sense of what they think a “Star Wars” film should look and feel like. But Rian, you make films that are personal and idiosyncratic. How do you do that in a “Star Wars” movie?

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Videos: Gwendoline Visits GMA & Live with Kelly & Ryan

Also a funny interview from the Dark Side at the end.

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Gallery/Video: “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Appearance

 
 

 

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Videos: Training Featurette & More From the Press Junket of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

 

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Gallery/Video: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” LA Press Conference


 

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Press: The Last Jedi’s Female Cast Pays Tribute To Carrie Fisher

“She will really live on forever.”

GAMESPOT – The cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi took the stage for a press conference in Los Angeles this morning, using the opportunity to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher, who passed away last year after finishing filming on this movie.

 

“I watched TV and film obsessively from such a young age, but [she] stayed with me throughout my formative years,” said Gwendoline Christie, who plays Captain Phasma in the new Star Wars movies (not to mention Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones).

 

“She’s really interesting, she’s really smart, she’s really funny, she’s courageous, she’s bold, she doesn’t care what people think, and she isn’t prepared to be told what to do,” Christie continued. “And she doesn’t look the same as a sort of homogenized presentation of a woman that we had been used to seeing. So what was really instrumental to me, as someone who didn’t feel like they fit in that homogenized view of what a woman was supposed to be, that there was inspiration there–that you could be an individual and celebrate yourself and be successful without giving yourself over, without necessarily making some sort of terrible, huge compromise.”

 

Laura Dern, who plays Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, said FIsher was “without shame.”

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Videos: Some Interviews Promoting “The Last Jedi”

 
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