Joel Edgerton's Very Special Star Wars Birthday

Joel tells the story of his 26th birthday in Sydney.

Released on 6/23/2016

Credits

Starring: Joel Edgerton

Transcript

00:00
[Lynn] What was your favorite birthday?
00:05
Oh, that's a really good question.
00:15
I'm someone that runs and hides from birthdays.
00:17
I've really never had many birthday parties,
00:20
but I remember my 26th birthday being kind of cool,
00:25
because a few things happened.
00:27
I was doing a workshop for a play in Sydney
00:31
at the Sydney Theatre Company,
00:32
and I got some pretty cool gifts here.
00:36
My brother gave me a DVD player, I think,
00:39
and I thought that was pretty awesome.
00:40
I thought my day was done and it was all very cool,
00:42
and then I got a phone call
00:43
saying I had a job in Star Wars.
00:45
So that was pretty rad.
00:47
[Lynn] That sounds great.
00:47
Yeah, that was awesome,
00:48
'cause I'm a massive Star Wars fan,
00:51
and the planets really aligned for that for me.
00:55
And I know I'm only in the movie for like five minutes,
00:57
but whatever, I got to be a part of that world
01:00
that I'd admired
01:01
and never, ever dreamed that I would be an actor
01:04
in one of those movies.
01:06
[Lynn] That's amazing.
01:07
Yeah.
01:08
[Lynn] That's super cool
01:09
Yeah.