The Porg Issue: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Cast Sounds off on Film’s Polarizing Space Penguins
The cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi isn’t putting the complete Force of their support behind the franchise’s adorable latest creatures, the porgs. Specifically, it was John Boyega who boldly voiced his disapproval of the penguin like aliens that have typically excited fans. “I just naturally don’t like them,” Boyega aforesaid bluntly in an look Friday on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “I’m not into it.”
Basically, we expedient to measure where the rest of the cast stood on the matter over the weekend at the movie’s L. A. press day (watch above). And Boyega, who plays stormtrooper turned Resistance fighter Finn, looks to have found some unlikely across the aisle support from Andy Serkis, who plays the massive dangerous Snoke.
“They are cute slash annoying,” Serkis announced.
Boyega, meanwhile, careful on his disdain for the creatures, who were based on puffins the movie-makers noticed on the irish Island of Skellig Michael and who have already been compared to the divisive Ewoks for their loveable (too cuddly?) demeanor. “Imagine if you found 5 real porgs in your kitchen, what would you do? Eat them? “Exactly,” Boyega responded.
Oscar Isaac (Resistance fighter pilot Poe Dameron) got behind that notion. “I suppose they’re lower on the evolutionary ladder than Ewoks,” Isaac aforesaid. “You’re not going to eat an Ewok.”
On the different end of the spectrum from Boyega is series newcomer Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Rose Tico, a Resistance maintenance employee. “I was a porg for Halloween,” she aforesaid (you can see for yourself on Instagram). “I created my own porg costume. I’m serious, i’m committed… and then I visited a Star Wars bar.”
Then there is daisy ridley. The actress, who stars yet again as the Force wielding warrior Rey, just doesn’t perceive whole the hype. “I assume are porgs are fine. Porgs are nice. I genuinely do not grasp why they have been created such a giant deal of. can you tell me?”
We had to purpose her to writer director Rian Johnson, who has been beating the porg drum on Twitter with the introduction of porg related # and emoji.
“Porgs are the last Jedi,” Johnson deadpanned. “That’s the massive twist.”
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