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Star Wars Actor Greg Grunberg Says There’s No Director’s Cut of The Rise of Skywalker

March 21, 2020 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Star Wars actor Greg Grunberg debunked rumors that there was a director’s cut of The Rise of Skywalker out there. Here are highlights:

On criticism the movie received: “When the movie came out, I was so pissed off and angry about one specific criticism that I heard. It said, ‘Oh, he’s just pandering to the fans.’ It’s like, ‘What are you talking about? A movie like this is all about satisfying the fans.'”

On a possible director’s cut: “I’m being completely honest here, but not once did he ever tell me that there was any pressure on him to cut things out. Personally, I don’t think there’s any truth to that, and I would be surprised if there’s a ‘J.J. cut.’ Every movie goes through a series of cuts; it’s just the nature of it. I don’t buy into it at all.”

On if JJ Abrams had problems with The Last Jedi: “I never heard one disparaging thing from J.J. about Rian. It’s one of those things where if you pay attention to the film and engage with it, all it does is keep that story going. … I would absolutely tell you if there were moments here and there. And there weren’t. There just absolutely weren’t. If anybody was going to try and dig that out of J.J., it’d be me. I wanted to work with Rian so badly, and it just didn’t happen. So, I would be looking for any reason to go, ‘Oh yeah, well,’ but J.J. loves that guy. He loves how creative and how brilliant he is.”