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Cast of ‘Star Wars The Force Awakens’ Share their Terrifying Moments When Making the Film

We attended the press event as a guest of Disney

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The cast of “Star Wars The Force Awakens” had a lot of pressure to live up to Star Wars fans expectations. During the recent global press event, we talked with the cast of the upcoming film about what was a terrifying moment for them when working on “Star Wars The Force Awakens.”

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For Carrie Fisher, it was all about remembering her lines, and seeing herself as an older Princess Leia. “I have a bad memory. I was very nervous. It’s been a long time. I don’t like looking at myself at this age in a large way, so that was scary too,” said Fisher.

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Lupita Nyong’o has the role of the animated character “Maz Kanata.” The scariest part about making the film for her was playing a motion capture character for the first time. “This was something completely new to me. I had to stand in the middle of the room, and there were 360 cameras all around me, and that freaked me out,” said Nyong’o.

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There wasn’t anything particularly terrifying for Adam Driver when making “Star Wars the Force Awakens,” but did say, “I’m kind of terrified before most jobs.” He continued to say that he tried not to think about it as much as possible to lessen the fear of playing Kylo Ren.

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“My whole first day was pretty terrifying,” said Daisy Ridley, who plays “Rey.” She continued to share that, “I think for me it’s being cast in a role as everyone knows I’ve not really done much before. So other people saw something in me that perhaps I didn’t see myself, and I’m still not quite sure if it’s there. So the fear of not fulfilling that potential was terrifying.”

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For J.J. Abrams, a terrifying day on the set of the film was when Harrison Ford was injured.

“Every day felt like there were challenges because I knew how important this was to so many people, and that was never a presence that went away. And so every decision I knew had this importance, and yet we had a date to make, we had a story to tell, and it was always about trying to do the best work possible.” J.J. Abrams.

Don’t miss seeing “Star Wars The Force Awakens” in theaters on December 18th.

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