Find out what Star Wars: The Force Awakens villain Oscar Isaac thinks about the new lightsabers!
The Star Wars cast is staying tight-lipped about J.J. Abrams’ upcoming The Force Awakens, but Vulture did manage to get a few comments out of Oscar Isaac, who is set to play the movie’s villain.
While promoting his latest movie, A Most Violent Year, Isaac admitted to being a fan of the new lightsabers. “They do look very cool,” he said.
He also revealed that he comes from a proud line of Star Wars superfans, and recounts how J.J. Abrams changed his uncle’s life.
“My family couldn’t even believe it, it was the most amazing thing that ever could have happened,” Isaac said of his casting.
“My uncle, my brother, my cousin are all Star Wars geeks. They’re like the biggest Star Wars fans of all time. My uncle almost passed out when he found out,” he explained.
When Isaac invited his uncle on set, Abrams had a surprise in store: “He asked him, ‘You want to be in the movie?’ And so he put him in as an extra! Isn’t that the most amazing thing?”
We’re sure Uncle Isaac must have loved every second of that experience!