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Official Info Laura Dern (Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo) in Episode VIII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi & IX - Spoilers Allowed' started by CEB, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. StarWarsFan1997 Jedi Master

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    The party on Canto Bight seems to be an amalgamation of the Mos Eisley Catina/Jabba's Palace/Maz's Castle type of weird alien gallery and the something like the opera scene from Revenge of the Sith. Holdo's outfit in the BTS video looks like something I could see one of the extras wearing in this scene:

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  2. MagnarTheGreat Jedi Master

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  3. Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master

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    Laura Dern was on Colbert's show tonight, and she said Rian Johnson embarrassed her a few days ago when he told a story. When going through dailies, he noticed she was making pew-pew-pew blaster noises when Holdo was operating her blaster. They've taken that sound out, or so she has been told.
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  4. jaqen Force Ghost

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    It's not that hard to expect that since she has played bad girls before.
  5. Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master

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    That's stretching the definition of "babyface" way beyond its limits.
  6. oncafar Jedi Master

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    man. i hate commenting on appearance. but i love the holdo look.

    if only she had carnivorous plants in her office. she shares information about them and what they eat and perhaps even strokes one adoringly, but the plants make most visitors to her office strangely uncomfortable.
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  7. Eugene3 Jedi Knight

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  8. CEB Force Ghost

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    Ah, the "Star Wars actor makes silly noises inadvertently" story has been dusted off for the seven hundredth time. Guarantee it never happened
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  9. Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer

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    I, too, have grown cynical about this once treasured gem of BTS fun. It's gone from BTS to plain ol' BS. I'm starting to think it's a contractual obligation.
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  10. CEB Force Ghost

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    I believe that in training Ewan once did it, and then was jokily told that they add the sound in. I don't believe that an actor on set filming has ever accidentally gone "pew pew" or done lightsaber noises. But that's just me being a miserable old git, it's a decent made up story to make filming sound fun
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  11. Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't see why it's so implausible. Seems like a very common instinct when firing a fake laser gun or waving a fake laser sword.

    Sure, it's possible that LFL instructs actors that a great way of deflecting questions/ avoiding accidentally revealing spoilers, or if they can't think of something to say, is to use this boilerplate story. But I don't think so. I think it's just something actors do. At least once. Either by accident or in jest.
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  12. Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer

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    I believed it the first few times I heard it, but it's been repeated so many times now that I've grown suspicious. I also never hear actors say this about any other sci-fi or fantasy film. I just have a hard time picturing an adult, professional actor doing such a thing. I would love to be wrong, btw.
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  13. Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, that may have to do with these sounds being far more iconic and culturally ingrained than those of other sci-fi or fantasy films...
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  14. Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer

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    [IMG]

    :)
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  15. Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master

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    What sounds from other franchises are more broadly recognized? :)
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  16. Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer

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    Well. I'm not really speaking of specific sounds. I'm just talking about the probability that all of these anecdotes about actors doing this are actually true. The first time I heard it was from Liam & Ewan talking about making lightsaber sounds during their training. I thought it was a funny story, and had no problem believing that it may have happened once or twice between them. But now several of the actors, in several of the films, have said this same thing. It's starting to sound like something they just say to get a laugh and deflect real questions. It's an anecdote meant to distract, because we fans put Star Wars up on a pedestal, and want to believe it.
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  17. Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master

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    I certainly think that's a plausible scenario. But IMO it's just as plausible that a lot of actors actually do that. Just don't see any substantiated reason to assume actors are fibbing. Innocent until proven guilty.
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  18. Luke_Sparkewalker Jedi Master

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    I've been on plenty of film sets where actors catch themselves doing it once or twice. Usually in rehursals or the first take.
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  19. CrazyOldJedi Force Ghost

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    It's not fitting with the dress code so they would not be allowed in. Black and White only.
  20. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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  21. CEB Force Ghost

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    He wears it very well
  22. MagnarTheGreat Jedi Master

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    Rian Johnson: “The secrecy does have a purpose in that part of the fun with Laura’s character, with Admiral Holdo, is figuring out what her relationship is to everybody as you go along through the movie.” “I don’t want to tip the hat too much, but I will say that the heat is immediately turned up on the Resistance. Everybody is put in a pressure cooker right away, and relationships crack and strain under that pressure. That was really interesting to me, the notion of putting this small army under a lot of external pressure and showing some of the results within the Resistance itself.” (August 10, 2017)
  23. Knessa84 Jedi Master

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    It's odd that they make him cover it up in the ST. But I suppose his character is supposed to be younger.
  24. starocean90 Force Ghost

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    wait, Haldo meets R2???[face_hypnotized]
  25. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum

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    Holdo also on Ahch-To, being rejected by Luke, confirmed.
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