|Directed by||:||Rian Johnson||Produced by||:||Kathleen Kennedy, Ram Bergman||Written by||:||Rian Johnson||Starring||:||Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac||Production company||:||Lucasfilm Ltd.||Country||:||United States|
Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Benicio Del Toro says BB-8 had more close-ups in the film than he did
Benicio del Toro might be an award-winning actor, but apparently that doesn't mean squat in the Star Wars universe.
Why? Because The Last Jedi's robot character BB-8 got more love in the movie than Benicio's character DJ.
"I tell you honestly, BB-8 had four close-up takes. I had two," Benicio joked on The Jimmy Fallon Show when talking about his role in the latest instalment of Star Wars.
Although special effects have moved on significantly since the first Star Wars film was released 40 years ago in 1977, most of the non-human characters do still 'exist' – with puppeteers managing them on set before they're enhanced with CGI in post-production.
"Most of the creatures are handmade, they're there – they have people who operate the creatures," Benicio revealed.
Benicio stars as an underworld codebreaker known as DJ in The Last Jedi, which was released last week (December 13).