11 Secret ‘Star Wars’ Celebrity Cameos… Here’s How To Spot Them All.
After waiting a very long time, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally here. For those brave and lucky enough to deal with the crowds, and get tickets; the galactic film did not disappoint. J.J. Abrams has admitted to following in George Lucas’ footsteps in casting relatively unknow actors.
Despite the moments of shock in the movie, without giving any spoilers away, you may find yourself surprised at seeing more than a few familiar faces. It makes one wonder if J.J. Abrams is a fan of HBO’s Games of Thrones as he certainly enjoyed using some of the actors from the series.
It goes to show that when it comes to Star Wars, there is no role too small to play when you’re a fan.
The adorable kid from Love Actually and Game of Thrones, Thomas Brodie-Sangster is First Order Petty Officer Thanisson. He has one line before his character is blown up in the movie.
When Rey is having numerous flashbacks, she hears the voice of Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, played by Ewan McGregor. He played the character in all the three Prequels.
Billie Lourd whose mom is none other than Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia played a Resistance fighter, Lieutenant Connix. Her hairstyle is a homage to her mom's iconic royal look.
Games of Thrones Jessica Henwick is Jess Testor, a Resistance pilot.
Bill Hader gave new droid BB-8 his robotic sound. Credited as a Voice Consultant, Hader is also known for making killer imitations of Jabba the Hutt.
The Kanjiklub Gang who show up in Hans Solo ship uninvited, have worked together before. Yayan Ruhian, Iko Uwais, and Cecep Arif Rahman are actors and stunt fighters from the action movie The Raid.
You wont recognize funny man Simon Pegg. He was dressed in latex, large padding, and CG to appear as Unkar Plutt.
Yes, James Bond himself made a brief cameo as Stormtrooper JB-007. Daniel Craig has an uncredited part and is the Stormtrooper Rey commands to release her.
It should come as no surprise Greg Grunberg has a role in the film as pilot Snap Wexley. Grunberg is a childhood friend of J.J. Abrams and has been cast in most of the director's projects like Felicity, Alias, Lost, and Heroes.
It felt like a Games of Thrones reunion. Besides the main roles going to Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma and Max Von Sydow as Lor San Tekka, other alumni made their appearance like Mark Stanley, Miltos Yerolemou, and Emun Elliot.
Warwick Davis is a Star Wars favorite. He famously appeared as Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi. For the latest film he plays Wollivan, a pink, snout character in a tavern scene.
Source: Vanity Fair