Oscar Isaac Recalls Anthony Daniels’ emotional Final day on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker set
Oscar Isaac knew his final day on set of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was likely to be psychological, but it turned out to be much more specific than he could have anticipated.
When Isaac ceased by SiriusXM’s EW Live to market the upcoming movie, which marks the end of this Star Wars trilogy of trilogies, he disclosed that when he wrapped filming he began giving a speech to the cast and crew assembled.
“I began getting kind of emotional… and that I could see J.J. [Abrams] being like,’Wrap it up.’ I was like,’Oh, oh okay,'” Isaac says, obviously taken aback. “And he was like,’Since we also have Anthony Daniels’ last moment.’ Which is similar to way bigger of a deal because Anthony has been in each Star Wars film”
Since the beginning of the franchise, Daniels has played with C-3PO, the fan-favorite droid. Isaac only combined the Star Wars franchise as Poe Dameron in the most recent trilogy, so he understands that Daniels ranks higher than him on the totem pole of Star Wars celebrities.
“Totally stole my thunder on my big wrapping speech,” Isaac says with a laugh before becoming serious. “However, to be there and to listen to Anthony Daniels say goodbye to Star Wars, who’s the 1 individual that has been in all of them including, I believe, most of the animations — he’s Star Wars. In any of these scenes , for me, once I had been working with Anthony, that is when it would actually hit home that he’s the one link that would made me feel like that is part of a fantastic, fantastic legacy. To be the man that wrapped before he did to hear him say goodbye was very unique.”
View the movie above to figure out exactly what Daniels stated in his wrap speech. The full interview with EW’s Dalton Ross will air Dec. 5 on EW Live. Hosted by Ross and Jessica Shaw, EW Live could be heard daily from 2: 00 — 4: 00 p.m. ET on SiriusXM Stars channel 109. Additionally, read EW’s meeting with Abrams within our The Rise of Skywalker cover story, and have a look at our eight new exclusive photographs.
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