J.J. Abrams Honors ‘Star Wars’ Actor Andrew Jack In New Message

Director JJ Abrams remembers Star Wars actor Andrew Jack in a message fondly remembering working with the star.

After the recent news that Star Wars actor Andrew Jack passed away due to the coronavirus, director JJ Abrams took to Twitter to honor the star with a fond message. Jack appeared as General Ematt in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Ematt is part of the Alliance standing up to the First Order in the new trilogy, and director JJ Abrams revealed how Jack came to appear in the films.

In his note that he posted to Twitter, JJ Abrams explained that Jack was originally a dialect coach on The Force Awakens, but because he was so handsome the director and the producers decided to cast him in a small role. Abrams also mentioned that Jack was lovely to work with, calling him brilliant before saying he’ll be missed. JJ Abrams signed off the note by telling fans to stay safe amid the current pandemic. Take a look below.

What did you think of JJ Abrams’ message? Did you like his small role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Sound off in the comments below.

Andrew Jack most recently portrayed General Ematt in The Last Jedi. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:

“In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.”

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Frank Oz and Benicio del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD.

Source: Twitter

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