Twitter Awakens: Highlights from The Force Awakens Cast’s Q and A


Below are the highlights from Twitter Awakens, the Q&A event with the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Harrison Ford satisfied spoiler-hungry fans with his revealing tweet about a big scene from Episode VII early on in the Q&A session; but for those of you who want to avoid spoilers till you see the movie, the rest of the Twitter Awakens event was behind the scenes tidbits and fun with the tweeting cast.

First, let’s get the “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” duet between Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaacs out in the open, because it’s as adorable as BB-8.

Now, onto more serious matters with Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. When asked what was the most annoying thing about Princess Leia, Fisher’s response was characteristically candid.

She also talked about how Princess Leia has changed (especially since we know she’s a general now).

Harrison Ford only tweeted spoilers once; after that, it was all about working on Star Wars again, the new cast, and Chewbacca’s hair dying habits.

Ford also revealed which Star Wars character is his favorite (it’s not Han, but close).

Mark Hamill joined the Twitter fun, but only to ask a question of his own.

Mark Hamill, AKA, the ultimate troll master.

The new cast members had new little insights to their characters to share.

Apparently, Poe Dameron is going to provide some comic relief (maybe that’s why he and BB-8 make such a good match).

Gwendoline Christie seemed reluctant to talk about her character, the already infamous Captain Phasma.

Lupita Nyong’o, who plays the 1000-year-old Maz Kanata in the film, shared what she misses most about the experience of working on The Force Awakens.

The creators of The Force Awakens had a few things to say, as well. Kathleen Kennedy assured fans The Force Awakens will not be a reboot of the original trilogy, despite adopting similar motifs.

She also confirmed: Episode VIII casting has begun (I think Olaf from Frozen is fishing for a role).

J.J. was delighted to receive a question about Kylo Ren’s crossguard lightsaber; so much so, he’s giving the Twitter user who asked about it some cool gifts.

He also admits to a theft, but I honestly can’t blame him for it.

Finally, Gwendoline Christie confessed something about Oscar Isaacs which confirms he’s my spirit animal.

This was a fantastic way to allow fans to interact with the Star Wars cast and crew, and I’m happy the latter were willing to make it happen. It wasn’t completely devoid of new information, either; we got a lot of neat context for the characters, both old and new, as well as what it was like to shoot this film. It’s was a perfect to keep fans excited for the premiere of The Force Awakens, which is now less than two weeks away, and get us talking about it.

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But, I’m not sure they’ll let Harrison tweet without supervision again.