While I was in LA at the Star Wars Press Conference I had the opportunity to sit in on the press conference and all I wanted to learn is what to expect from Star Wars The Last Jedi. For those of you that might not know, a press conference is different from the other type of interviews we usually do here at MomStart. We usually do round table discussions with the actors and other bloggers. For this, you sit in the audience and there is a moderator. The moderator will guide the discussion and it’s a good thing because we haven’t seen the movie yet and have no idea what to ask. Well the one questions, who is Rey? And what is Luke so scared of? But these aren’t things they can answer…….We did learn a lot about what to expect from Star Wars The Last Jedi.
all photos are courtesy of Disney….
One thing we did find out was that…….. the one thing you can expect is that the film is going to be of course darker. It will be intense, and fun. You will feel the little boy or girl inside of you want to go fly a star ship and play with your light sabers.
How did this film feel different?
Mark Hamill said that the amount of screen time he had is at least double.
Oscar Isaac said that one good thing is that we now know these new characters so we can move more into each of their stories. We can get to the central part of the character.
Gwendoline Christie said that this film retains the simplicity of the elements of our world. How it changes so easily and this movie is going to take you to some dark narcissistic place and she loved that.
Adam Driver said that the pace is going to be just right. Nothing was taken for granted while the story was being created. Everything comes together before a big explosion.
Well I can’t wait to see that! I’m jealous of everyone that has seen it so far. I’m going to see it as soon as I possibly can.
Star Wars is in theaters December 15th.
As I’ve mentioned before and Gwendoline brought up at the press conference and during our round table interview with Gwendoline Christie,
Something to note about this story is that there is an abundance of strong female characters in this movie. Each one will get a chance to kick some butt and the women aren’t being strong because they are trying to be like men they are just being characters that are strong.
Another thing I learned what to expect from Star Wars The Last Jedi is that this movie is about the hero’s journey ……The perils of meeting your villains and how you deal with them. Lucas wrote about the hero’s journey. The adventure of moving from childhood to adulthood. Who is going to help you, how are you going to do it. What is your relationship with your heroes. That’s where this movie is going to go.
Mark Hamill: This is not going to go the way you think.
The actors all seemed to say that the final end product was so unexpected. They stood they laughed and they cried while watching Star Wars The Last Jedi. It was a really special moment they said when they all screened it together.
While trying to find out what to expect from Star Wars The Last Jedi…..
I feel like the press conference left us with more questions than we had before.
Is Luke going to pick up a light saber?
Is Luke going to even train Rey?
What is going to happen in this movie?
How dark are they going to go?
Another question that was asked was how do you move on from losing Han. John Boyega said they all have to just move on. It’s a time of war there isn’t time to feel it. Everyone just has stuff to do. Rey went to find Luke, Finn has a back injury. Daisy said that Rey is very much affected by losing Han. She has been alone for a very long time and without even trying to there was in intimacy with him and it was just snatched away from her. She has time to wonder how this could happen. And I wonder how that affects her decisions in this movie.
ABOUT Leia, Carrie Fisher:
It seems that you can’t have a Star Wars Press Conference without bringing up the late Carrie Fisher. She was and still is an integral part of Star Wars.
Gwen said she saw the movie when she was six years old and she thought how different she was. She was funny she was strong and she was a big inspiration. She was very excited to see how she was more than a beautiful body.
“The impact of Carrie Fisher was profound her endless wisdom and she was fearless,” said Laura Dern, “She was an icon and she gave us so much individually and personally. We should expect nothing else from ourselves.”
She will live on forever.