Ben Mendelsohn: An “Enormously Different” Rogue One Is Out There

Sometimes what we see on screen can be a shock to those that are taking part in front of the camera. As actor Ben Mendelsohn outlined following the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Playing the villain Orson Krennic for the 2016 blockbuster, the 47-year old star of Killing Them Softly and The Place Beyond the Pines explained to Collider how he would offer various interpretations shot for shot, only to leave the final call to the director as to how he would eventually be portrayed.

Asked if the final product was what was pitched to the Australian, Mendelsohn said it hit the mark. "In terms of the overall swoop, yeah, very much," he replied. "I think that Krennic developed sort of along as we went, he had different ideas. And he settled yet on exactly – He was still thinking of a couple of variations in a lot of things at that stage."

Franchise Left Their Options Open

Rogue One

Director Gareth Edwards clearly wanted the scope to play around with Krennic within the framework of the script, requiring the Aussie to offer a range for him to play with.

"If you want to talk about alternative takes on things, there’s been quite a few different renderings of this within Gareth’s (Edwards) mind," argued Mendelsohn. "And I dare say some of it’s been captured on film. So there are different renderings."

"We did have multiple, multiple ways of going at any given scenario, we had multiple readings of it. So should they ever decided to, there would be a wealth of ways of approaching these different things. And I know from having seen sort of the crucial kind of scenes throughout it, I know there’s vastly different readings of at least four of those scenes... enormous differences within I would’ve said 20 or 30 of the scenes... There would be enormously different renderings."

Fisher's Sister Pays Tribute To Late Sibling

Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Losing a half sister and mother in the space of a couple of days, Joely Fisher told the press that her sibling Carrie was her personal hero. Writing in remembrance of the Force Awakens star, Joely illustrated what they had in store and what she will be missing from this point forward.

"We promised we’d spend Christmas together," said Fisher. "It’s a promise we kept, although not in a way either of us had anticipated... You all lost Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher; I lost my hero, my mentor, my mirror. My brother Todd has lost his sister and his mother, whom he has said will lay to rest together. There is no universe where these ladies are not due their appropriate pedestals, and both will be memorialized in separate ceremonies in coming weeks."

Source: Collider, THR

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