Ben Mendelsohn is part of the Rogue One cast, the movie will be released next year under the logo “Rogue One A Star Wars Story,” we only got a promotional picture of the movie but Ben talked a little bit about Star Wars in his most recent interview and I thought it was interesting to share this. It was nice to see that Ben really showed love for Star Wars in its entirety not just a part of it.
And next year is going to be even bigger, since you’re in Star Wars.
It’s been an amazing time. Star Wars is Star Wars. It’s a big and beautiful deal.
Were you a big fan growing up?
Oh, tragic. I’m 46, so when the first one came out, I went to see it at the movies and I bought the whole box and dice. They used to have these bubble gum trading cards, and I can still remember the card that I couldn’t get. I think it was No. 77, and it was Han Solo and Chewbacca. It was a shot of those two firing their blasters. I can remember when I got one. It’s huge for me, Star Wars. It’s a big, big deal.
Being in Star Wars is like a dream that you don’t wake up from. There’s no one that was working on those films that was not over-the-moon, and just wanting their A-game to be on display. Everyone that’s involved in them feels passionately about them, has an enormous love for them. There was Star Wars Friday, where everyone would wear their Star Wars clothes to the set, whatever they had, T-shirts and full outfits. I know I can safely say that.
The one photo they released so far looks great, a ragtag crew. It’s hard to see what you’re wearing, some sort of vest and goggles.
It’s going to be something else. It’s a great story, and it’s going to be a very welcome addition to the universe. That galaxy, a long time ago and far, far away, just got a little bit fuller.
You were in The Dark Knight Rises, so you’ve been on something this size before.
I have, but I did a lot more on Star Wars than I did on Dark Knight Rises. That was an enormous film, it’s Batman. These are pretty bits of our culture. I have been involved in a big film like that, but not to the degree that I was in Star Wars.
It’ll be cool to see you do some big action stuff.
I hope you enjoy it.
Have you finished it? What are you going to do after that?
I have finished on Star Wars. I’m going to go do some Bloodline, and after that, I don’t know. The skies open up again.
You can read the full interview here.