To be honest before this interview, I didn’t know who Phoebe Waller-Bridge was, but standing almost 6 feet tall, it’s hard to miss her. She walked into the interview beaming with excitement. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, plays L3-37 a sassy, self-made droid and Lando’s co-pilot on Solo: A Star Wars Story. She’s not only an actress, she’s also a writer and producer.
Interview with Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“L3-37”) Lando’s Droid in ‘Solo’
Prior to getting the role of L3-37, she hadn’t seen any of the Star Wars film. She had heard about them but just didn’t feel a need to watch the films. However, the fact that she hadn’t seen the film helped her nail the audition because she wasn’t aware of what a droid is suppose to do or act like. Getting the role was a surprise to her and it didn’t actually sink in until she walked onto the Millennium Falcon and screamed with excitement.
To prepare for the role, she was costumed fitted for a green suit to help capture movements, but ultimately she had to just be herself, a human or in this case portray a human-like droid.
During the whole process an important lesson she learned from her co star, Donald Glover is how to be present, live in the moment and let her instincts lead. Like everyone else we interviewed, Phoebe Waller-Bridge enjoyed working with Director Ron Howard because he is brilliant and offered a safe and enjoyable environment.
Most of all, she wants people to know Solo: A Star Wars Story is about “celebrating individuality and individual causes and having courage of your own convictions”. And I couldn’t agree more.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY opens in U.S. theaters on May 25.
You can pre-order the official soundtrack here.
To read more on Solo: A Star Wars Story, come back on tomorrow for interview with Woody Harrelson (“Tobias Beckett”)