Oscar Isaac requested a change in the “trajectory” of his character in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the actor revealed in a recent interview as he talked about his character. Meanwhile, Gwendoline Christie compared her character Captain Phasma with her role in “Game of Thrones” in another interview.
In an interview with TeLe-Loisirs Isaac (Poe Dameron) explained that when he was first asked to meet director J.J. Abrams in Paris, he did not know what role he would eventually be offered. The actor revealed that he had requested some changes for his character in the movie, and the director agreed. The actor noted that Abrams could have refused the changes and he could have lost the role.
Poe Dameron is an X-Wing fighter pilot who fights for the Resistance forces against the First Order. Isaac described his character as someone who was “desperate” to prove himself to not only the others but also to himself.
The actor felt that his character will appeal to the audience because of the humor that the character brings, and said that the character can be considered a hero. Isaac also teased that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is “full of surprises and twists” and that the audience will “not be disappointed.”
Isaac recalled how he was able to bring his uncle, who is a fan of the franchise, on the production set of the movie. After seeing how big a fan Isaac’s uncle was, Abrams proposed that he be an extra for one of the scenes, the actor revealed. Isaac said that that day was one of the happiest days of his uncle’s life.
Meanwhile, Christie (Captain Phasma) told Variety that being a part of a big franchise is “exciting” because they try to “expand our consciousness about each other as human beings.” Talking about her character in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the actress said that her character is “an unconventional kind of woman exhibiting a kind of strength.” The actress pointed out that the character is different from some of her other major roles, like Brienne of Tarth in “Game of Thrones” TV series.