The name’s Trooper. Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig may be best known as James Bond, but his cameo as a stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is still one discussed today.
Daniel Craig, who is a major Star Wars fan, recently gave more details on how his cameo as Stormtrooper FN-1824–jokingly referred to as Stormtrooper FN-007 on set–in The Force Awakens came about. While doing fittings, Craig approached assistant director Ben Dixon and meekly said, “Can I get a part in this?” So Dixon asked the proper authorities and, as Craig put it, “The next day I’m in a fucking suit! They do not fit!”
Daniel Craig elaborated on the troubles of the stormtrooper outfit, saying, “I had to wear this suit all day and I couldn’t feel my hands at the end of the day and I thought, God, these poor people have to wear them in the desert.” Craig added that he wouldn’t have taken the role had he had to wear the costume in Tunisia. The character has been described as one who “served in the forces of the First Order during the New Republic Era.”
Daniel Craig has discussed his stormtrooper cameo before, saying, “I just thought I was going to stand in the back holding a gun…I would have been happy with that, but yet he gave me a scene.”
In addition to Daniel Craig, Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino and Grammy-winning record producer Nigel Godrich also had cameos as stormtroopers.
Outside of the James Bond films and a one-off Star Wars cameo, Daniel Craig is still involved in another series: the Knives Out movies. The sequel, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, likely won’t be the last, as director Rian Johnson has expressed serious interest in continuing to explore the world with Craig. “As long as the two of us are still having fun, and as long as we can continue to make these truly new experiences each time, and find new ways to challenge ourselves…The second we feel like we’re repeating ourselves, or just turning a crank on a machine, we’ll stop.”
Glass Onion is now available to stream on Netflix.