Lee Jung Jae attended Star Wars Celebration in London and shared his experience of starring in the new Star Wars series, The Acolyte, where he will be joining as a Jedi master.
The actor expressed his amazement at the celebration, saying, “Today, a lot of surprising things are happening. I have been amazed to find that this celebration with so many of you has been going on for 15 years. And I was really glad to show you a sneak peek of The Acolyte today as well. For me, today the most interesting parts were that all the trailers had different feels and different genres from them. So I can’t wait to see them all in full.”
When asked about having his first series in a foreign language, Lee stated that it is a special experience for him. He said, “So, it’s definitely a special experience for me especially because English isn’t my first language. So if it wasn’t Star Wars, I may have declined some other show. But who would say no to Star Wars, come on! And they said you can use a lightsaber.”
Lee also shared his love for Star Wars and how it’s an honor for him to be part of the show’s team. “I am also a fan of Star Wars. It is such an honor to be with you as part of the show’s team. I guarantee you that The Acolyte will be the most interesting of the Star Wars stories. Star Wars has always shown top visuals and development of stories and so on. I think The Acolyte will be showing a great example of that going further ahead,” he remarked.
Producer Leslie Headland commented that she wanted to talk about the world she loves so much, the Star Wars universe, from the perspective of the villains. She explained, “My goal was to come up with a mixture of Frozen and Kill Bill.”
The Acolyte follows the dark secret of the galaxy and the Jedi at their strongest during the peak of the High Republic era. The new series will be released in 2024.