Announced in August 2018 to the cast of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in an undisclosed role, Matt Smith revealed 6 months later that he was no longer in the film. What happened ? The interested party has just answered it, partially, in a podcast.
Small flashback sequence. Announced in August 2018 to the cast of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which is more in a key role and of course kept secret, the ex Doctor Who and Prince Philipp of the Netflix series The Crown, Matt Smith, did ultimately not participated in the intergalactic misadventure orchestrated by JJ Abrams. Six months after having hung his name on the project, the person concerned revealed that he was ultimately not in: ““As far as I know, I’m definitely not in it” he blurted out at the microphone of the LA Times. We won’t know more.
At least until his recent participation in the podcast Happy Sad Confused this week. It appears he was approached to play a role that would have been “transformative” for the franchise, but that didn’t come to fruition. “I didn’t shoot any scenes. It was close to happening, but it never happened. I think the thing they were thinking of me for finally became obsolete and they didn’t have one. needed, and therefore, I was never able to be in “Star Wars”.
For the record, some rumors at the time indicated a possible role for him to play Palpatine’s son. A rumor to which Matt Smith responds: “I couldn’t say… But it was a pretty groovy thing, it was a really sensational role and concept. It was a big thing, an important part of the story, which ultimately never made it past. concept limits. I mean it was like a big change in franchise history. There was no test suit and there were a few meetings to talk about it. Maybe I can come back. , we never know”.
A lot of convolutions anyway in his answer; Smith was careful not to say exactly what character or concept it was. And given the tenor of his last sentence, he obviously takes great care not to insult the future and alienate Lucasfilm …