Published Dec 17, 2015Yesterday (December 16) we found out that comedy stars Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz helped voice the ball-shaped droid BB-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now another unexpected acting appearance in the film has been revealed.
Nigel Godrich is best known for his work producing Radiohead, but the UK musician and engineer can now add the role of a Stormtrooper to his resumé. He's credited in the new movie as FN-9330.
And while you probably won't be able to pick him out amongst the hoards of white helmeted soldiers, he's already received performance approval from none other than Four Tet.
@FourTet thanks man!— nigel godrich (@nigelgod) December 17, 2015
Director Edgar Wright claims to have hooked Godrich up with the gig as a returned favour, which he pointed out after Stereogum broke the news.
Wright's frequent collaborator Simon Pegg also managed to nab a role in J.J, Abrams' epic instalment of the Star Wars franchise, as an alien named Unkar Plutt.
One musician who you won't be seeing onscreen, however, is Canadian singer-songwriter and infamous dad joke tweeter Ron Sexsmith.
Sad to say that all my scenes in the new Star Wars film got axed I played Han Solo's distant cousin Drum Solo RS— Ron Sexsmith (@RonSexsmith) December 17, 2015
You can try to pick out all of the celebrity cameos in the film for yourself when Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theatres in this galaxy tonight at midnight (December 18).