JJ Abrams literally broke his back working on ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

31 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

J.J. Abrams Broke His Back While Filming ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.

Abrams was on The Daily Show Thursday night promoting his new film Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation (which he produced), but all Jon Stewart wanted to do was get any info about Abrams’ next directing effort, Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens. “I’m trying to lift him up, because that’s the kind of guy I am,” he said. “I’m trying to lift this door and I hear a pop [in my back] and I go, ‘Oh, that’s weird.’ So I go to the doctor a couple of days later and he goes, ‘Oh, you have a broken back.’” “A few months later I’m still wearing this really silly back brace under my shirt, nobody knows, I didn’t tell anybody. Ford, who’s reprising his role as Han Solo, broke his ankle when the hydraulic door of the Millennium Falcons accidentally pushed down, bending the actor’s ankle 90 degrees.

Things evolve and change even as you’re filming.” Knocking around with Harrison Ford, Oscar Isaac and the other actors, Driver said there has been a child-like atmosphere on set. Abrams explained on Thursday night’s Daily Show, though, that he too got injured at the same time, breaking his back as he was trying to help lift the door after Ford injury. Can someone pull our DP [Director of Photography] off Chewie?'” “Everyone on set is so good at their job…It was an organic process,” was all he could comment, aware how clichéd that sounds. “You get these moments where you realise – wow, you’re part of Star Wars, you can’t fuck up!” Anyway, Making Star Wars is pretty sure his character’s name is Brance, so expect to see his action figure pop up in your local toy store no matter what, even if he’s a minor character with nothing to do. I felt like the most nebbishy Jewish director ever.” Stewart wondered why no one noticed what would seem to be a bulge under Abrams’ clothes, but the director said it actually held everything in, like Spanx.

Apparently, the production codename for this castle is “House of Mirrors,” aka, “HM.” So Yerolemous will be playing someone hanging around Maz Kanata’s establishment. Here are more details: Maz Kanata’s pub inside the castle, as shown in the Vanity Fair piece recently, was code named the “Hall of Mirrors.” I think this does narrow down which part of the film Miltos participated in and it begs the question does he just sip a drink or do we get to see some of his sword skills on screen? His quote here is typical Pegg – excitable, humble, nerdy: I mean, seeing it [Star Wars] for the first time [as a kid] and coming out and being so utterly changed by it, it was an incredible thing to be part of it. Star Wars: Rogue One screenwriter Gary Whitta was in the middle of an interview about his new novel Abomination when he was ambushed by a wild Star Wars question. I was so excited, I instantly emailed my agent, saying, “I know there’s probably a hundred writers who are better placed, but the 10-year-old kid in me would kill me if I didn’t at least try to throw my hat in the ring for one of these films.” I never really expected anything to come out of it.

He’s one of the smartest filmmakers I ever met and also one of the few people I’ve ever met who’s an even bigger Star Wars fan than I am… He’s so committed to making a Star Wars film that everyone can look at and feel that honors the legacy of [Star Wars] films.

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