Entertainment Weekly is giving us a closer look at the character known only as DJ, played by Benecio Del Toro in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. However, he manages to remain more mystery than not. We get a brief description from Lucasfilm, and bits from co-stars John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran, that give some idea of what we can expect.
All we know for sure is that Del Toro plays a man who goes by the name “DJ.” And his shabby appearance suggests someone familiar with the underbelly of the galaxy.
As part of EW’s cover story about The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm has revealed a little more.
Here’s the official one-liner on him: “DJ is an enigmatic figure whose tattered, threadbare clothes and lackadaisical attitude conceal a sharp mind and expert skills.”
“We just need a codebreaker and he’s the best in the galaxy. Unfortunately, he’s very dodgy and only in it for financial gain. He doesn’t fight for any side,” [John] Boyega says.
[Kelly Marie] Tran describes Del Toro’s performance as coiled and disturbing. “When I was onset with that character, I felt like there was a tiger in the room, and I always had to be watching,” she says. “Like an animal, at any moment he could do something, and I didn’t know what.”
You can read more at EW.com.
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