Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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Richard E. Grant has yet to reveal what character he'll be playing in Star Wars: Episode IX, though he recently teased that, upon learning the character's identity, his whole world changed.

The actor recalled his audition process to The Telegraph, detailing he was "surrounded by all this Star Wars memorabilia going back to 1977. And within about two seconds, [director J.J. Abrams] said, ‘Are you gonna do it or not?’ And I said, ‘Do what?’ Then he described the part, and I think he told me what my name was, at which point the room went upside down."

Grant's comments seem to imply that, merely by learning he would be joining the galaxy far, far away, it was cause for excitement, yet his specificity of "I think he told me what my name was" and his comments about the room going "upside down" could be interpreted to mean that the actor recognized the name of the character. With fans yet to learn a title or see a single image from the upcoming sequel, we'll just have to wait and see what Grant's role in the film will be and if it will cause us to similarly experience a room going upside down.

Earlier this month, Grant talked about Star Wars on The Graham Norton Show, claiming that he wasn't even allowed to tell his family the role he would be playing.

“Yes, I am in the last Star Wars. I have no idea [if I’ll be recognizable] because I’ve not even been allowed to tell my family what the name of my character is," Grant shared on the talk show [H/T Express]. “If I told you I would get fired. We’re not even allowed to take the script home. There is a lot of security.”