During an interview on Conan, actor Ethan Hawke expressed his interest in playing a character in a Star Wars film.
While Ethan Hawke appeared to be at peace with the fact that he hadn’t appeared in a Star Wars film before, Lucasfilm’s recent abundance of entries in the franchise seems to have the acclaimed actor wondering why he hasn’t had a chance to be in one. In fact, Hawke even suggested a role he believes he could play well:
“I’ve never been in one, no, and the truth is, it’s okay, because there weren’t very many of them, but now there’s a lot of them and I still haven’t been in them. I would definitely play a Wookiee. I would do that so well.”
In addition to expressing his interest in playing a Star Wars character, Ethan Hawke revealed that he loved the most recent chapters of the saga:
“I’ve said it on national TV over and over again. I will audition, I’ll play Wookiees, I’ll play Jedis, I’ll play bad guys. The last one was so good, I loved the Han Solo one, I just loved it. And you see it and there’s Woody Harrelson. He’s in Planet of the Apes, he’s in Star Wars. He’s got like every job.”
Ethan Hawk recounted his thoughts upon seeing Woody Harrelson appear in Solo:
“I think, to myself, when I go see [Solo: A Star Wars Story], I’m too old to play Han now, I’m gonna enjoy watching this movie. Oh, Han’s got a buddy: Woody Harrelson. I don’t get to go on? Woody Harrelson is one of my favorite actors of all time, bar none. But I’m saying we’re the same kind of age, can’t I get an audition?”
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Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Star Wars: Episode IX will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.