Richard E. Grant gets asked about starring in the eagerly anticipated “Star Wars 9” movie during an appearance on Friday’s “The Graham Norton Show”.
The 61-year-old, who is rumoured to be playing Thrawn in the upcoming flick, admits it’s a dream to be involved in the huge franchise.
It’s been reported that this could be the conclusion to the sequel trilogy, after “The Force Awakens” was released in 2015 and “The Last Jedi” in 2017, and Grant appears to confirm the above on Norton’s show.
He says of the movies, “I was a drama student when I saw the first one in 1977 and if you had told me then that 41 years later I would be in the final ‘Star Wars’ I wouldn’t have believed you.”
Grant, who has been busy promoting his latest film “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” tells the talk-show host, “Yes, I am in the last ‘Star Wars’.”
He adds, as he’s quizzed by Sarah Paulson on the character he’ll be playing, “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.
“If I told you, I would get fired. We’re not even allowed to take the script home. There is a lot of security.”
“Star Wars 9” is expected to be released December 19, 2019.