Counting Down to “Star Wars”: Domhnall Gleeson’s Villainous Hux
We are a mere ten days away from the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and excitement is running high! Based on what we’ve seen in trailers and released posters, this is bound to be a thrill ride from start to finish.
One aspect of the film we’re still very excited to see is the Potterverse’s own Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) in the role of General Hux. We saw bits of him in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but we’re really ready to see Hux in action more in the upcoming film!
Speaking to Empire, Gleeson dished on where his character stands in The Last Jedi.
Because of what happened in the first film, he’s been pushed to a place where his position is in real jeopardy, and people make really bad decisions when they get desperate. Hux and Kylo Ren are vying for power and for Snoke’s attention. They’re both contenders for the throne, and Hux is hoping Ren explodes so that he can take up the mantle. He knows it will be a battle otherwise, one he may very well lose.
If you’ve seen The Force Awakens, you’re already familiar with Hux and Kylo Ren’s rocky relationship. While Hux is more of a strategic leader, Ren tends to lead and act through his emotions. Hux vs. Ren: a battle for the ages. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top!
Gleeson also had an exclusive interview with E! News where he dove a bit deeper into the secrets of set.
Unfortunately, he dodged questions on the secrets surrounding the set, such as the rumor that the British royal family has small parts in the film or about where the storyline will end up at the end of the film.
I’m not allowed to talk about anything to do with that. I heard they were on set, but I wasn’t there that day. So I have no idea—unless they were actually Stormtroopers while I was in a scene and nobody told me, which would be cool… My poker face, I think, is pretty good, but I’m bad at saying a small amount. I’m fine saying nothing, but now at this period, we’re expected to say a little bit, and that’s so much harder than just saying nothing. So yeah, I just kind of go into defensive mode.
The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15. Will you be heading to the premiere?