Originally posted: http://www.jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=24912
I’ve known about this secret cameo for well over a year and was sworn to secrecy on pain of death. Happily the truth is out and yes it’s true, our current James Bond Daniel Craig did indeed play a First Order trooper in The Force Awakens and if you’ve seen the film then you’ve heard him on screen as well.
Daniel Craig lied to me.
Interviewing the Spectre star in London this summer, I had run through my questions for an EW cover story focused Craig reprising his role as 007 in the 24th James Bond installment that hit theaters last month. And toward the end of our conversation, I asked the recalcitrant British actor about a certain rumor that had been ricocheting across the web (thanks to Simon Pegg’s loose lips) since May: that Craig delivers a cameo as a stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Not only did Craig vehemently deny it at that time, he responded to my query with barely suppressed rage. “Why would I ever bother doing something like that?” Craig sputtered. “F—ing hell! Pffft. Play an extra in another movie.”