Now that most of you have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens we feel a little more ok talking about the movie a bit more. If you’re really worried because you haven’t seen it run now! But there are no spoilers just pointing out where these actors are hidden in the movie.
Simon Pegg is a die-hard Star Wars fan, and thanks to his friendship with Abrams, the Star Trek Beyond actor scored an unrecognizable role as the sleazy, fat alien junk dealer on the planet Jakku, Unkar Plutt.
In a tense scene where Rey (Daisy Ridley) is tentatively putting her Jedi skills to use so she can escape confinement by Kylo Ren, she orders the Stormtrooper guarding her to “remove these restraints and leave this cell with the door open,” to which he responds, “I’ll tighten those restraints, scavenger scum,” before she eventually gets the hang of it. That big ol’ jerk is Craig!
Bill Hader was one of the consultants in brining BB8’s voice to life. If you laughed during the movie because of BB8 it was probably because of him.
Lupita Nyong’o’s role in The Force Awakens is widely known, but by playing Maz Kanata — a tiny, goggled alien created entirely with CGI — she’s still hard to pick out.
We may never get to see the Game of Thrones actress’s face during her stint as Captain Phasma, but she still makes a formidable impression as a silver-plated leader amongst the evil First Order.
Ben Schwartz also helped out with BB8 you’d never know it since you know BB8 is a droid.
Billie Lourd is Carrie Fisher’s daughter — she is listed in the credits as Lieutenant Connix, and can be seen in the background of multiple shots of the control room sporting Princess Leia’s iconic hairstyle. At one point she also addresses Leia directly, saying, “General, are you seeing this?” so keep an eye out!
Greg Grunberg has been incredibly close friends with J.J. Abrams ever since they were kids (and has popped up in every Abrams project), so it’s no surprise that the director hooked him up with a role as Resistance fighter pilot Snap Wexley.
Greg Grunberg has been incredibly
Game of Thrones actor Brodie-Sangster briefly shows up in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it role as a First Order Officer.