VIDEO Mads Mikkelsen Reveals Who He’s Playing in Star Wars: Rogue One
The following contains a spoiler for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. They don’t come from more legit sources.
Secrecy in film has become one of the most important parts of the production. With so many people dying to know what’s going on behind the scenes and studios wanting to keep everything under wraps, the actors with the answers are sworn to silence. For the most part, this seems to work. It’s become standard practice that interviewers are going to ask actors questions they can’t answer. Sometimes, however, they just slip up. We now know exactly who Mads Mikkelsen is playing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and it’s all thanks to Mads Mikkelsen. His character will be the father of Jyn Erso.
The Hannibal actor was appearing on BBC’s Sky News when he was asked about being approached for his role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He begins by saying the same thing that all actors in this situation say, that they can’t say anything. However, as he talks about his experience reading the script, and the character that Felicity Jones plays in the film, he lets their relationship slip.
I read the script and it was very beautiful. Felicity [Jones] is playing this lovely, strong woman. I play her… father. That’s too much, I’m sorry.
It’s actually shocking that this information is just here now. Mads Mikkelsen even paused slightly before dropping the “f-word.” He knew he wasn’t supposed to say, exactly what possessed him isn’t clear. The interviewer never even tried to ask the question, as she knew that was the sort of thing he wouldn’t say, and yet here we are. Mads Mikkelsen will play the father of Rogue One’s lead character, Jyn Erso. Of course, learning the answer, leads to all sorts of new questions.
In the trailer to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Mon Mothma tells us that Jyn Erso has been on her own since she was 15. While there are many reasons she would have been on her own, the most obvious would be that she was orphaned. However, it appears that this is not the case. Her father, at least, is alive. So then, why has Erso been on her own? Was her father captured by the Empire? Is this why she’s willing to work for the Rebellion? Does Jyn Erso know her father is alive or will his existence come as a surprise to her? Maybe Jyn Erso just ran away from home at 15 and her parents have been looking for her ever since, she does say that she rebels, but then what brings the two together again?
In previous comments, Mads Mikkelsen has implied that his character is not a bad guy, which is somewhat unusual for the actor, so whatever the state of this father-daughter relationship, it doesn’t sound like it will be antagonistic. It’s unlikely Jyn Erso will discover her estranged father is actually an Imperial Moff, but who knows. Check out the actors full comments below. The key moment comes at about the 1:20 mark.
So who had, “Felicity Jones father” in the Mads Mikkelsen character pool? Did you guess it? How do you think dear old dad will be part of the story? Feel free to leave your thoughts on the matter in the comments.
Blade Runner Star Rutger Hauer Has Died Aged 75
Hollywood star Rutger Hauer has died aged 75.
The actor was best known for playing Roy Batty in the 1982 movie Blade Runner and also Sin City, Batman Begins and TV show True Blood.
His agent Steve Kenis confirmed Hauer died on Friday following a short illness. His funeral was held on Wednesday.
Tributes have begun pouring in for the star, with Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro tweeting to say: “RIP the great Rutger Hauer: an intense, deep, genuine and magnetic actor that brought truth, power and beauty to his films.”
KISS musician Gene Simmons wrote: “Sad to hear Rutger Hauer has passed away. He was always a gentleman, kind and compassionate. Sending our condolences and prayers to his family, friends and fans.”
Hauer was born in Breukelen in the Netherlands and did stints in both the merchant navy and army before he became an actor.
He got his big break in 1969, when he became the lead in TV series Floris.
Away from acting, Hauer launched The Rutger Hauer Starfish Foundation, which aimed to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS, especially within children and pregnant women.
Issuing a statement following his death, the foundation said: “The Rutger Hauer Starfish Association announces with infinite sadness that after a very short illness, on Friday, July 19, 2019, Rutger passed away peacefully at his Dutch home.
“He leaves his beloved wife Ineke, after they have been together for fifty years.
“We at Starfish will always cherish the many unforgettable memories we have of Rutger and his dedication to the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association.
“One of Rutger’s last wishes was that Starfish should continue its charity activity and its fight against the AIDS disease, and with Ineke’s precious help, involvement and direction we will follow Rutger’s wish and will do our best to carry on Rutger’s inestimable legacy.”
Beyoncé is the New Nala! The Lion King Fans Are Not so Impressed!
Are you as much of a fan of both Beyonce and The Lion King as I am? I mean, Beyonce could sing the phone book and I would still think she sounds angelic! And as an African, I am bound to love The Lion King!
If you are at least a fan of either, Beyonce or The Lion King, I’m sure you already know that Beyonce stars as Nala in the latest Lion King movie. Now its trailer is already out, and it is set to hit the cinemas soon! There are also beautiful photos of the “Lion King” cast all over the internet. Have I already told you just how beautiful the photos are? If you would like to see them, check them out here!
Now the problem is that some Twitter users are not so happy with “Queen Bey” as Nala! Honestly, I personally wouldn’t find fault in anything that Beyonce does, but clearly, not everyone shares the same sentiments as myself! One critic claimed that Beyonce is being “too Beyonce”, I don’t even know what that means.
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The critic tweeted, “It’s like something is off here, maybe the lions look too real for voice-overs. And I know Nala is Beyonce but it sounds very Beyonce. It’s so distracting…”! Another also posted, “Okay I’m going to be brave and say this but I don’t think I like Beyonce as Nala. I wish she had just done the soundtrack but her voice doesn’t suit Nala. Hope I’m wrong…”!
Another Twitter user suggested that Queen Bey should have tried to change her voice to suit the character, saying her voice is “too distinct for this. It doesn’t even sound like she attempted to change the sound of her voice for the character”.
Robert Pattinson is Officially The New Batman, Film Releases in 2021
After weeks of speculation, Robert Pattinson has officially inherited the keys to the Batmobile from Ben Affleck. The actor who shot to fame as a vampire in the Twilight films will take on another nocturnal hero: Batman. Pattinson, 33, inherits the role from Ben Affleck, whose tenure came to an end after the critical and commercial disappointments of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
After weeks of speculation, Robert Pattinson has officially inherited the keys to the Batmobile from Ben Affleck
The actor who shot to fame as a vampire in the Twilight films will take on another nocturnal hero: Batman. Pattinson, 33, inherits the role from Ben Affleck, whose tenure came to an end after the critical and commercial disappointments of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
Pattinson’s first film as the billionaire crime fighter Bruce Wayne, who assumes a full-body black costume to battle baddies in Gotham City, will be titled The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, and set for release in June 2021. Originally scheduled to start shooting in 2017, The Batman will be the first solo Caped Crusader film to form part of the DC Extended Universe.
The Warner Bros studio confirmed to Variety on Friday that Pattinson had beaten the other names on the shortlist – which included Nicholas Hoult – to the role. Following breakthrough performances in the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises, Pattinson has spent some years steering clear of the mainstream, instead working with directors such as David Cronenberg, David Michôd, the Safdie brothers and James Gray.
His recent collaboration with the French director Claire Denis, erotic sci-fi mystery High Life, won Pattinson considerable acclaim. He also stars in one of the best-reviewed films from this year’s Cannes festival: Robert Eggers’s The Lighthouse, an intense psychodrama set in 19th-century Maine.
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