STAR WARS: Episode 9 Script Has Gleeson Freaked Out


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Reports are Domhnall Gleeson was wheeled into a psychiatric ward, bound to a stretcher.  He was trying to break free from the restraints and screaming, “I didn’t say anything!  I didn’t say a word!  They are tracking me! I swear I didn’t leak that thing about Luke and Rey! It wasn’t me!”

OK to be perfectly clear, this did not happen.  After a recent interview though, Gleeson admits to being paranoid over an action he may be wishing he had not done.  What was this major offense that has him walking on eggshells? He’s read the episode 9 script – ALL of it!

Domhnall Gleeson recently appeared on the Happy Sad Confused podcast and reflected on having read the script.  He talks of the dread that accompanies him, not because of what was in the script, but because he now knows the secrets to the galaxy far, far away!  His greatest fear is now that he will let something slip and spoil something.  Gleeson had the following to say:

“I made the terrible mistake of reading the script, I know everything.  the nightmare is falling asleep on a public transport…the nightmare is you wake up on a plane and someone’s dictating.  you wake up and your mouth is shaping words, you wake up and you’re like ‘Skywalker did this.’ And then you realize you don’t know how long you’ve been speaking, and there’s a kid filming, there’s somebody writing it down.  And because you are in the air, you say, ‘we have to talk before we land, I can access my bank account.'”

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Movie Secrecy in Today’s World

Oh the wonders of working on major motion pictures in today’s world, especially on with the top notch security like JJ Abrams and Star Wars.  With today’s tentpole movies, actors have been speaking or even typing on social media.  Fellow actors are slamming their hands over other actors mouths to shut them up.  Media posts disappear in the wee hours of the night, or in the case of Mark Hamill, jaws are dropping because of what he just said and let slip.  Then days later he tries to walk things back because you know he just got an earful from the studio.

In today’s world, studios are racing to keep secrets even the CIA and FBI couldn’t get their hands on.  Maybe Gleeson should be afraid of what he knows.  Right now its not too hard to keep secrets, but as touring and promos on late night talk shows kick in, it gets harder and harder to remember if that tidbit was in the last trailer, or what he remembered from when he read the script.

It’s a good thing Weasley’s can keep secrets.  Right??