Oscar Isaac’s last day of shooting on “Star Wars: Episode IX” was a big, emotional moment for him but it still managed to get upstaged.
Appearing on “The Tonight Show” Thursday, the actor talked to host Jimmy Fallon about wrapping on the trilogy.
“It was such a milestone,” he said. “What was particularly special was the day that I finished on these three massive movies that for me have been such a huge part of my life, right after it was like, ‘Okay, Oscar’s done.’” Isaac recalled. “And then I said a few words. ‘And it’s also Anthony Daniels’ last day on set!’ Way to take the thunder.”
Daniels has played the robot C-3PO since the first “Star Wars” film in 1977, making his final day on the franchise particularly momentous.
“[Daniels] was super emotional about it and hanging up the golden cowl,” Isaac said. “And I think, really, and I mean this, this time he kept saying this was the most fun he’s had ’cause he had so many fun things to do and we got to work a lot together. It was just amazing to see that piece of history close.”
Earlier this year, Daniels tweeted his sadness on his final day of shooting.