Cameo roles for Wills and Harry, reunited with their Last Jedi co-stars
PRINCES William and Harry have given the royal seal of approval to Star Wars: The Last Jedi — after tapping into their dark sides for the film.
The royal pair, who have cameo roles as stormtroopers following a visit to the studios last year, were guests of honour at the blockbuster’s European premiere last night.
Wills, 35, and Harry, 33, rubbed shoulders with the film’s stars at London’s Royal Albert Hall, including Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver.
The princes weren’t the only newcomers to the cast — there was also Laura Dern. who plays vice admiral Amilyn Holdo, and Benicio del Toro, whose character is mysteriously referred to only as ‘DJ’.
Episode VIII also features Carrie Fisher’s final moments as Princess Leia following her death aged 60 last December.
Hamill, 66, who plays Luke Skywalker, thanked Star Wars fans for helping him come to terms with her death.
‘Everywhere I go people are helping me deal with it,’ he said. ‘She was so much fun, she’s great in the film.’ And veteran C-3PO star Anthony Daniels, 71, said he had ‘sweet memories’ of ‘her royal highness’.
Game Of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie, 39, who portrays chilling Captain Phasma, said: ‘[Star Wars] has been woven into my life since I was six years old and I first saw a Star Wars movie.
‘I loved Princess Leia, I truly did. I remember thinking, “She’s not like the other women I see in my films, she’s really smart, she’s really bold”.’
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released in cinemas tomorrow
Author: Tom Stichbury