J.J. Abrams, director for the upcoming Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker, recently spoke to Good Morning America. Among other things, he was asked about the secrecy surrounding the film and the ability to prevent leaks from happening. As it turns out, the entire script of The Rise of Skywalker almost made its way to the public.
An actor, who will remain unnamed, almost blew it for the entire world when they left their script behind in their hotel room during filming. The script then made its way to eBay where it was seen by a studio employee who quickly purchased the script.
UPDATE: IT WAS JOHN BOYEGA!
It was me dammit !!!!!!! https://t.co/zc5rrto9bT
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) November 27, 2019
Abrams said, “The actors knew. The security is insane. The company, they were really nervous about anything getting out. So they had only a handful of scripts and they were printed on crazy uncopyable paper. Then one of our actors, I’m not going to say which one, I want to, but I won’t, left it under their bed and it was found by someone who was cleaning their place. And it was given to someone else, who then went to sell it on eBay.”
He continued, “Someone at the company said, ‘You know, there’s a script that looks like it’s a legitimate script that’s for sale on eBay.’ They got it back before it sold. With all of that security, you’ve got to be careful.”
We all love Star Wars news but we don’t think anyone would want to be completely spoiled before the final film of the Star Wars saga.
Watch more of the interview below and let us know your thoughts in the comments below! Would you want to read a full script of the film if you hadn’t seen the movie yet?
.@starwars launched 42 years ago. And 24 days from now, the final chapter will be revealed in theaters! We are THRILLED to have director @jjabrams with us this morning — and he’s sharing an EXCLUSIVE clip from #TheRiseOfSkywalker! pic.twitter.com/gOfUTGWzpW
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 25, 2019