Five-time Academy Award-winning actress, an actual Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire as of 2018, and one of the U.K.’s — nay, the world’s — most beloved stars was snubbed by the Star Wars franchise.
You read that right, friends: Emma Thompson wanted to be in a Star Wars movie, but the powers that be rejected her.
Thompson revealed the heartbreaking tidbit during a WIRED Autocomplete Interview promoting her newest movie, the comedy-drama Late Night. Sitting next to her co-star Mindy Kaling, Thompson addressed the commonly-searched question of whether or not she’s in Star Wars, explaining that she isn’t but she wishes she was.
“I actually really like Star Wars,” Thompson began, revealing that her agent got in contact with Lucasfilm about the actress possibly appearing in the latest franchise entry. Unfortunately, the conversations didn’t go as planned. “They said no. I’m not in Star Wars because they don’t want me to be in Star Wars.”