Top 10 Funniest Moments at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Event

With Mindy Kaling hosting the Star Wars: The Force Awakens press event, there were bound to be laughs.  Her comedic sense of timing was just perfect and it really added to the time we had interviewing the cast.  She asked some hilarious questions which led to equally hilarious answers.  Even from the press there were a number of questions that led to incredibly funny answers.  At one point, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac broke out into an impromptu rendition of Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin.  Another time, John Boyega turned to Harrison Ford and said, “I can sleep on your couch, right Harrison?”  And he deadpanned, “I hardly know you.”  And when Carrie Fisher was asked if she thought Princess Leia had a sense of humor, Fisher said with a straight face, “She would have to wearing those hair pieces.”  The day was filled with this kind of light-hearted banter. There were so many funny bits to choose from I simply selected the ten I thought were best.  Please read them tongue in cheek!

Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, and JJ Abrams sharing a good laugh
Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, and JJ Abrams sharing a good laugh

Adam Driver on being asked what Kylo Ren is like:  “He makes a lot of videos for his mom.  He’s a great cook.  You know, he’s a Scorpio.”

Carrie Fisher on being asked about bringing out the “girl power:  “I am the beginning of girl power.  Deal with it!”

JJ Abrams on casting Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata: “People have said to me, ‘I don’t understand, you cast someone so beautiful as Lupita and you have her be a motion-capture character?’ and I think, ‘Would it be okay if she was ugly?'”

JJ Abrams on being asked if there are Ewoks in Force Awakens:  “Uh…living? (loud laughter) If a man can’t joke with friends…”

Carrie Fisher was such a delight and so quick-witted
Carrie Fisher was such a delight and so quick-witted

Carrie Fisher on how long it takes getting into costume “10 minutes, maybe 20. I’m older and I do it faster. I have this classy gas station attendant look. That doesn’t take long.”

Harrison Ford on the difference between wrap parties from the original trilogy to Force Awakens: “It was really hard to get a drink at this one.  I didn’t know where the bar was, it was so big.”

Harrison Ford on getting “cool points” with his children for being Han Solo: “My kids do not think I am cool at all.  Being in this movie will not convince them otherwise.  They’re just glad to see that dad is still working.”

John Boyega on recreating Finn for Disney Infinity: “To be a playable character, I get to play with myself.  I had to tell that joke.”

Oscar amusing everyone with his answer
Oscar amusing everyone with his answers

Oscar Isaac on being asked about romance for Poe: “Mostly with BB-8. Interdroid? There’s a real warmth there.  A give and take.  That’s who’s got his back in that X-wing. So if there’s any real romance for Poe, it’s with those two little balls.”

Gwendoline Christie and Harrison Ford on the influence of the original trilogy: “I asked Carrie Fisher, I said ‘I felt like watching your performance implanted a seed in my mind’ and she said she did plant a seed ACTUALLY in my mind.” Harrison Ford, “I assume you’re not talking about the scene in the snake bikini sitting in Jabba the Hutt’s lap?” Gwendoline, “No, no.” Harrison, “That’s my favorite.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on Friday, December 18th nationwide

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