29 Celebrities you did not know starred in Star Wars

These celebs had small roles or cameos in George Lucas’ space opera franchise

Celebrities you did not know starred in Star Wars

Since the successful theatrical run of the original Star Wars movie in 1977, the beloved space opera property has expanded into various films and other media, including TV series, video games, novels, comic books, and even theme park attractions. And as the George Lucas-created universe continues to get bigger, more and more actors are being added to the franchise’s roster of stars. While a lot of those stars played principal characters in live-action movies and TV series, some of them only did small roles and fun cameos. A few of them even made their appearances without showing their real faces. Below are 29 celebrities you did not know starred in Star Wars.

Andy Serkis

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Andy Serkis doesn’t usually show his actual face in his films, so it’s completely understandable if he’s one of the celebrities you did not know starred in Star Wars. Best known for his performance capture roles, Serkis played the CGI villain Snoke in 2015’s Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and 2017’s Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi.

Snoke was an artificial genetic construct created on the planet Exegol by the resurrected Darth Sidious. Though possibly unaware of his true nature, Snoke ruled the First Order as Supreme Leader during the New Republic Era. Though he was only designed to be a proxy that the Sith Lord could manipulate, Snoke possessed an independent mind and a deep connection to the dark side of the Force even if he was not a Sith himself.

Interesting facts about BTS
  • The group name, “BTS” stands for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. Band member J-Hope said that they chose this name because it represents BTS’s desire “to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets.” But that isn’t the only meaning behind the name. In 2017, BTS said, as part of their new brand identity, that their name would also stand for Beyond the Scene” which extended their name to mean “growing youth BTS who is going beyond the realities they are facing, and going forward.”
  • BTS was originally intended to be a hip-hop group, similar to YG Entertainment’s 1TYM. This was because Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk met with RM and was very impressed by his rapping talents. However, Bang Si-hyuk changed his mind and decided that today’s youth needed “a hero who can lend them a shoulder to lean on, even without speaking a single word.”
  • BTS has said that all of the following musicians have inspired their music; Post Malone, Eminem, Seo Taiji and Boys, Nas, Kanye West, Drake, Charlie Puth, Danger, and Queen.
  • The band’s first English-language single, “Dynamite”, was released on August 21st. Its video broke the YouTube record for the most viewed music video premiere, grabbing the attention of three million viewers, and it set a new record for the most viewed video on the first day of release. “Dynamite” is also the first music video on YouTube to surpass 100 million views in less than one day.
  • BTS has been often labeled as “easily the biggest and most successful name in K-pop in the world” that can “do things no other name in their genre can.” Time magazine has gone as far as calling them the “Princes of Pop.”