Countdown’s Rachel Riley admits she ‘feels guilty’ for enjoying lockdown as its made her and husband Pasha even closer – The Sun


COUNTDOWN'S Rachel Riley has told The Sun Online that she "feels guilty" because she is enjoying life in lockdown.

The 34-year-old star has confessed that the time together has made her and Strictly Come Dancing husband Pasha Kovalev closer than ever.

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After meeting on the 2013 series of Strictly the pair welcomed their first baby together, daughter Maven Aria, in December – and Pasha's mother has also been staying with the couple full-time after getting stranded in the UK.

Speaking to The Sun Online ahead of the National General Knowledge Test with Sky, Rachel admitted that unlike her other mum friends, she is yet to be left alone with the baby due to lockdown regulations.

She shared: "It’s one of those things where you feel slightly guilty for enjoying aspects of lockdown. We’re in a really fortunate position.

"All of our work’s gone but we’re not having to struggle in that sense. Pasha would have been away with tours and cruises dancing had it not been for lockdown so he’s enjoying time with us."


The new mum continued: "I feel guilty all my friends, or most of them, had a period where they were left alone with the baby.

"From morning til night they’re having to do all the work, and I’ve got Pasha and his mum here all the time and the baby’s really benefiting from it in a lot of ways."

Pasha's mum was in the UK visiting her new grandchild when her home country Russia closed their borders due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

As a result, Rachel's mother-in-law has been an extra pair of hands in their household for three and a half months.

She told us: "My mother-in-law is stuck here, she’s from Russia. She was over visiting the baby and when Russia closed its borders because of coronavirus she was still here.

"She’s lovely, she’s great. She’s really enjoying seeing the baby and we’ll entertain the baby in the day and as soon as she’s down at night we’ll shove something on the telly and have a bit of food together.

"We’ve been enjoying nature programmes because they don’t have the language barrier.

"She doesn’t speak English so you can enjoy watching the images and I can use my rubbish Russian to explain a little bit what’s going on.

"Maven was born five months ago now and she’s been with us for about three and a half months of that, so I can understand a lot, and my vocab’s changed a lot."

Brainbox Rachel has curated Sky's National General Knowledge Test – the 100 questions you need to know alongside a group of leading academics and experts in their fields.

The test marks Sky's launch of three new Sky Factual channels; Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky HISTORY.

Rachel told us that the ongoing pandemic has made her all the more determined to promote safe news and education channels as she warned fans not to be tricked by conspiracy theories online.

She said: "The point of this quiz is to celebrate facts with the three new factual channels on Sky and I think now more than ever it’s important you get your news from trusted sources.

"Back in the day, conspiracy theorists might have scribbled down on the back of pieces of paper and it looks as barmy as it sounds, but these days it’s big money.

"They can have a website that looks as decent as any bona fide journalistic websites and they can use it for clickbait headlines and total rubbish headlines like this to generate ad revenue.

"If people don’t follow real advice or get the right information they do things like setting fire to phone towers, not washing their hands and protesting all together. It’s bad for all of us. We need to champion proper journalism and question things."

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Carol Vorderman: Countdown star’s shocking ‘bimbo’ snub from TV host exposed

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Carol Vorderman starred on ‘Countdown’ from 1982 until 2008 when she left amid bitter contract negotiations where she claimed to have been “threatened” and given an “ultimatum” by ITV bosses. The TV star was replaced by Rachel Riley who has since won over audiences but fails to attract the record four million viewers a day her predecessor lured in. Carol has presented other shows too including ‘The National Lottery’, ‘Loose Women’ and ‘Lorraine’, during her near four decades in showbiz. On a programme that recapped some of her career highlights, she was on the receiving end of a harsh comment from one of her former colleagues. The cutting words made the former Channel 4 star blush and left her shocked into silence. 

Carol was appearing on a 1997 episode of BBC show ‘This is Your Life’, when she was blasted by someone she considered to be a close friend. 

Prior to the brutal remarks, comedian Ken Dodd had offered her to join his act, her secret pop band was revealed and she even gave a “naughty” kiss to her school teacher.

Next-up were her co-presenters from ITV show ‘How 2’, a children’s programme that breaks down difficult science, and they had a few snarky words to say. 

TV veteran Fred Dinenage explained that she was a “natural” because of her “great knack” for “explaining something very complicated in a simple way”.

He added: “She’s just a natural but she has an evil sense of humour, she’s set me up in TV studios all across the land – all I have to say to you Carol is ‘post-it notes’.”

She laughed as Fred explained that because he was “of advancing years” he stuck them the sticky reminders all around different parts of the set to help him remember his lines. 

Fred added: “We did one particularly difficult ‘How 2’ [segment] involving lots of stuffed animals and paintings and goodness knows what.

“I had these things stuck all over the studio, no problem, the rehearsal was absolutely brilliant.”

He recalled that the group went for a tea break and then when he came back on-set he received a nasty surprise. 

Fred added: “She had moved every single one and stuck them onto something else.

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“That’s the kind of woman we’re talking about, but I don’t need a post-it note to say I love you very much, you’re great.” 

Following on from that story was Gareth Jones, who knew Carol from their younger years because they attended rival schools in North Wales. 

He claimed to pass the TV star every day on the bus and that she and her fellow Catholic pupils would “hurl abuse” at them. 

As the audience laughed along, Carol was in store for a cruel comment about the public’s perception of her.

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Gareth said: “Most of Britain has got this image of Carol as ‘the brightest bimbo on TV.’”

She looked flabbergasted by the remark, as he jokingly tried to play it off: “That’s a quote yeah, the brightest bimbo on TV.”

His co-host Fred then pulled him back and told him to be “careful” – in a hint that he shouldn’t swear.

Turning to the ‘This is Your Life’ host, Gareth continued: “I tell you Michael [Aspel] that’s a far more powerful image.” 

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'American Horror Story': How the Actors' Roles Changed Them For Good

With nine seasons already released and available for binge-watching on streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu, there’s plenty of ways for fans to see these actors in some of their best roles. Being on American Horror Story, though, is a pretty impactful experience. Here’s what some cast members had to say about FX’s original show. 

Evan Peters appeared as cult leaders, including Charles Manson

From appearing as one of the main characters in season 1 to portraying multiple infamous serial killers in season 7, Evan Peters is one actor with the most credits for FX’s award-winning show. After portraying such intense roles for Cult, however, Evan Peters took a step back from American Horror Story for AHS: 1984.

“I know, and it’s been all a massive stretch for me and really difficult to do. It’s hurting my soul and Evan as a person,” Evan Peters said during a 2018 interview with GQ. There’s this massive amount of rage that’s been called upon from me, and the emotional stuff that’s been called on me for Pose has been heartbreaking, and I’m sick. I don’t feel good.”

Since then, Evan Peters has come forward, addressing the interview and his desire to regroup, take a break, and decompress. He will return to the horror series for its upcoming 10th season, which is pretty good news for fans of the actor and the show. 

Sarah Paulson is one of the show’s most prominent cast members

Another actress well-known for her roles on American Horror Story is Sarah Paulson, the actress behind characters like Hypodermic Sally, Cordelia Goode, and Bette and Dot Tattler. She also took a step back from the series for season 9, focusing on other projects in the meantime. 

“It’s hard to not be a part of it… I would love to [return for Season 10.] I need to be a part of it again,” Sarah Paulson said during an interview with TV Guide. Since then she shared that if Evan Peters were to return to the series, she would as well. As promised, both actors return for season 10 of American Horror Story.

“I miss Evan and I miss acting with Evan. So I’d love to have that experience again,” Paulson said. “If he’ll come back, I’m back.”

Billie Lourd enjoyed some of her first major roles on ‘American Horror Story’

Not all of American Horror Story’s impacts were negative. Although she appeared alongside her mother in Star Wars, Billie Lourd earned some of her first major acting roles with this series. That includes her starring performance on seasons American Horror Story: Apocalypse, American Horror Story: Cult, and AHS: 1984.

“I had this blond hair I’d had my whole life, and I texted Ryan [Murphy] and said, ‘What are we doing with my hair? I want to do something iconic.’ He wrote back and said, ‘What about gray?’ And I was like, ‘Let’s do it,’” Billie Lourd said during an interview with Town & Country.

Billie Lourd will appear in the upcoming season of FX’s American Horror Story. Unfortunately, this mysterious season is still in production and has since paused filming due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. More information will, presumably, be announced in the coming months. 

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Ruby Rose Speaks Out About Batwoman Exit

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Ruby Rose has broken her silence on her Batwoman exit.

While she released a statement with the original announcement of her exit from the CW series, Rose had not yet publicly commented until an Instagram post on Thursday evening, which featured a video made by a fan and a lengthy caption. 

“Thank you everyone for coming on this journey,” she wrote. “If I mentioned everyone it would be 1000 tags.. but Thank you to the cast, crew, producers and studio. It wasn’t an easy decision but those who know, know.. I didn’t want to not acknowledge everyone involved and how big this was for TV and for our community. I have stayed silent because that’s my choice for now but know I adore you all. I’m sure next season will be amazing also. Xxx *hangs up cowl and cape.” 

No official reason for her departure has been given, but Warner Bros, The CW, and Berlanti Productions confirmed that the part will be recast for season two. 

When we spoke to Marc Guggenheim, who has been an executive producer in the Arrowverse since the beginning, about the possibility that the timey-wimeyness of Legends of Tomorrow could be used to explain away the recasting, he said that wouldn’t be necessary. 

“I’ll say the Batwoman team has an amazing plan, and as much as I love the Legends team, I think what they’ve come up with is really really really clever and I think Legends would be hard-pressed to improve on it,” he said. 

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Thank you everyone for coming on this journey. If I mentioned everyone it would be 1000 tags.. but Thank you to the cast, crew, producers and studio. It wasn’t an easy decision but those who know, know.. I didn’t want to not acknowledge everyone involved and how big this was for TV and for our community. I have stayed silent because that’s my choice for now but know I adore you all. I’m sure next season will be amazing also. Xxx *hangs up cowl and cape. Also @mysmarvel

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“I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season,” Rose said in her original statement. “This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles. I am beyond appreciative to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries for not only giving me this incredible opportunity, but for welcoming me into the DC universe they have so beautifully created. Thank you Peter Roth and Mark Pedowitz and the teams at Warner Bros. and The CW who put so much into the show and always believed in me. Thank you to everyone who made season one a success—I am truly grateful.”

“Warner Bros. Television, The CW and Berlanti Productions thank Ruby for her contributions to the success of our first season and wish her all the best,” the network and studios said in their own joint statement. “The studio and network are firmly committed to Batwoman’s second season and long-term future, and we —along with the show’s talented creative team—look forward to sharing its new direction, including the casting of a new lead actress and member of the LGBTQ community, in the coming months.”

Batwoman will return to The CW in January, along with the rest of the slate that would typically air in the fall. 

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The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus reveals season 10 finale will have a ‘Game of Thrones super war battle’ – The Sun

THE Walking Dead's Norman Reedus has revealed that the finale of series 10 as a "super war battle" akin to Game of Thrones.

The HBO series finale received a mixed response from fans but the 51-year-old has described the ending to the zombie drama as one of epic proportions.

Norman, who plays the crossbow-wielding Daryl Dixon, told Entertainment Weekly what fans can expect from the delayed finale.

"It’s going to be an epic battle. It’s like a full-on Game of Thrones super war battle."

He added that while it was a fun episode to shoot, it took its toll on not just the actors but also the crew.

Norman said: "It was a lot of fun to shoot, but we really pushed the crew and pushed the actors on that one. Everyone really had to dig deep because… talk about exhausting episodes!"

"There were huge battle scenes until the wee hours of the morning consistently, and it looks so grand on an epic scale. Those battle scenes are going to be legendary.”

Having been on the show since it first aired in 2010, Norman praised the high standards the show has set and says it will go down in history.

Reedus explained: " This show will go down in history. And I feel like every time we get to a finale or even a mid-season finale, we could be in over our heads, but there's a confidence there and everybody really brings it.”

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Neegan in the AMC series, said earlier this month: "It will be cool having a one-off, almost a Walking Dead movie in the middle of the season, I guess."

The actor added: "I think obviously things are going to come to some sort of a head with the Beta and his character.

"We know he’s coming to wipe everybody out with his zombie horde so hopefully we’ll see that come to a head at some point.

"There has to be some sort of battle. Greg Nicotero directed it, so it’s going to be a big massive episode for sure."

The Walking Dead season 10 finale is expected to drop on AMC and NOWTV later this year.

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‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: How Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah Really Feel About Having an On-Screen Romance

If you’ve watched DanielaRuah and Eric Christian Olsen on NCIS: Los Angeles,it’s easy to see how well they get along. Their interactions as Kensi and Deeksseem almost effortless. The fact that they’re in-laws probably helps (Ruah ismarried to Olsen’s brother). Here’s what the NCISLA stars once said about having an on-screen romance.

Ruah says she and Olsen have a great working relationship

During a 2017 LondonComic Con panel discussion, Ruah talks about her working relationship withOlsen. She says they’re on the same page when it comes to their characterinteraction because they have worked with each other for such a long time.

“I think Eric and I have been working together so long atthis point that we both go in the same direction just because we know eachother’s style,” Ruah says. “And maybe at this point we even have very similaror the same instincts within scenes, of how they should be.”

Daniela Ruah says kissing Eric Christian Olsen can be awkward

During a 2015 interview on The Queen Latifah Show, Ruahdescribes what it’s like to kiss her brother-in-law. When Queen Latifah asks ifkissing scenes are awkward, Daniela says they are, but she makes an effort tofocus on the work and making sure viewers get what they want:

The obvious answer would be yes [it’s weird to kiss Eric], but at the same time we’re so invested in our characters, and we’re so interested that the audience has been following these characters, and they’re happy with what’s happening on the show. We’re kind of trying to stay faithful to that more than anything else. Dave is in the business, and Eric’s wife is an actress, she’s in the business, and I think everybody knows what that feels like.

Eric Christian Olsen says his brother is understanding

Olsen says he doesn’t really think about his unique relationship with Ruah unless someone mentions it. When someone brings up their situation, that’s when he says things get a bit uncomfortable. When one of the hosts on CBS Los Angeles asks Olsen if his brother, David, ever complains about him getting too close to Ruah, Olsen said it’s not a problem.

“We’ve been doing the show,” says Olsen. “That’s our job. [Mybrother] was a [Navy] SEAL, but now he’s out, but he does stunt work and a bunchof other stuff. So, he does stunts on our show along with a bunch of othershows. He gets it; he understands that this is a job.”

Daniela Ruah says she feels an obligation to the fans when it comes to Densi

Ruah tells Parade she feels obligated to the fans when it comes to her portrayal of Kensi and Deeks’ relationship. She refuses to let any awkward feelings get in the way because she wants to give the NCIS LA fans what they want.

“The first time we read that there was a kiss in the script,we were, ‘Okay, not sure either one of us would plan this,’ but for one, thesecharacters were bantering and flirting even before I met my husband, so it wassomething that was preexisting, and we knew there would be a development inthat,” Ruah tells Parade.

“I think if Eric and I would say, ‘We’re not doing thesethings because we’re related,’ it would do a huge disservice to the show and tothe fans,” adds Ruah. “That’s what the main objective is: To have people stayengaged in the show and love the development of these characters.”

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Newsnight's Katie Razzall insists Emily Maitlis was not asked to take night off

Newsnight’s Katie Razzall has insisted Emily Maitlis was not asked by the BBC to take a night off from the show after her comments about Dominic Cummings.

The BBC previously confirmed to Metro.co.uk that Katie will be hosting the episode instead of Emily.

However, after the news prompted backlash from the likes of Piers Morgan, Stacey Dooley and Susanna Reid, Katie tweeted: ‘Just for the record, Emily @maitlis has not been asked by the BBC to take tonight off – and if I thought she had been, I certainly wouldn’t have agreed to present the show @BBCNewsnight.’

Maitlis this week accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Number 10 of ‘blind loyalty’ to Cummings in the ongoing row over the aide’s lockdown trip, in what appeared to many as a breach of the BBC impartiality rules.

At the beginning of her Tuesday night broadcast, she said the PM’s adviser ‘broke the rules’ by taking a controversial 260-mile trip to County Durham with his family in March, when lockdown had been put in place.

She also said his move ‘made those who struggled to keep to the rules feel like fools’.

‘As it was, we believe the introduction we broadcast did not meet our standards of due impartiality.

‘Our staff have been reminded of the guidelines.’

Mr Cummings faced widespread backlash after he travelled 260 miles from London to Durham during the UK lockdown.

Cummings has been backed by Boris Johnson and explained that he felt the travel was necessary. He has also said he harbours ‘no regrets’ about driving his son and wife, who were displaying symptoms of COVID-19, to Durham.

Newsnight airs tonight at 10:45pm on BBC Two.

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Emmerdale spoilers: Dingles turn on Belle as Andrea frames her for exposing her own affair with Jamie

EMMERDALE star Eden Taylor-Draper has revealed how her character Belle finds herself hit with the full disapproving force of the Dingles after he affair with Jamie is revealed.

Viewers of the popular ITV soap already know that Jamie and Belle have been seeing each other in secret over the last few months – and then Jamie fired her from the his work place to help stop the temptation but it didn't work.

However, scorn Andrea recently rumbled their affair and hatched a plan to publicly shame the secret lovers in The Woolpack during the pub quiz by leaking texts from Belle's phone revealing their fling.

While in shock, everyone including Jamie and her family, believe Belle has leaked them herself and she is left dealing with the fallout.

Eden told the Mirror: "The pub are just in shock. Obviously Ellis is there and feels so betrayed, [Belle] is trying to deal with him. Whilst Charity, Andrea, Jamie and everyone else are judging the situation.

"Everyone is giving them both grief – which I understand. Charity backs her corner but most of the family are at home at the Dingles, so she’s yet to deal with them.

"Lydia is disappointed which hurts Belle I think, whilst Sam is just saying the most unhelpful things and Zak is trying to help his daughter yet can’t understand why she is going for a married man – and a Tate."

The actress added that Belle wants to "curl up into a ball and disappear" and is left embarrassed knowing what she has done to her family.

The upcoming furore comes after fans called for Jamie to be axed as he decided to continue his steamy affair with Belle behind Andrea's back.

The pair made a risky move when they locked lips behind a tree during an Easter Egg hunt during a recent episode – and viewers are less than impressed with the vet's selfish actions.

Emmerdale viewers already know that Jamie and Belle have been seeing each other in secret over the last few months – and then Jamie fired her from the his work place to help stop the temptation.

Despite his attempts to keep away from her, Jamie just can't seem to resist himself and all their sneaking around came to a head last night when his wife caught them both smooching in the woods.

Fans took to Twitter to reveal how angry they were with Jamie for continuing to betray his wife and family for a younger woman.

One wrote: "Jamie is so creepy, during shutdown can the producers please kill him off."

"Awww… Jamie f**k off!" another penned.

A third added: "It’s about time Jamie got killed off in #Emmerdale he’s such a massive wet fart"

Earlier on in the episode the receptionist appeared adamant that things were over between her and Jamie, after Andrea praised her for getting on with their daughter.

 

Clearly feeling guilty about having an affair with a married man, Belle told Jamie she didn't want to come between his family and break it up – but the two soon kissed and made-up when the vet said he wanted to leave his wife for her.

Belle recently called things off with her ex Ellis Chapman because she started to feeling guilty sleeping with another man.

After Ellis' best pal Nate saw the secret love birds arguing in the village he put two and two together and Belle confessed everything to the farmer.

But now that Andrea knows about their affair, it's unsure whether she will confront them straight away or consider her options.

A few years ago, the businesswoman cheated on her husband with Graham Foster, so it could be likely that she will forgive him after he forgave her.

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IFP Week Is Going Virtual, Launches New Audio Hub for Podcast Sales and Development

IFP’s long-running signature event, IFP Week, is the latest major film gathering to go virtual. IFP announced Wednesday that the event, consisting of its Project Forum, conferences, panels, and workshops, will take place online from September 20-25.

The event, which typically takes place in New York in the fall, is noted for helping build connections between emerging filmmakers and industry leaders and is now in its 42nd year. In recent years, IFP Week has helped launch the Oscar-winning projects “Moonlight” and “American Factory,” as well as a host of other acclaimed films, such as “Swallow,” “The Witch,” and “Monos.”

The virtual event comes on the heels of last year’s banner in-person event, which saw 4,699 meetings take place and a 45 percent increase in ad-sales revenue. IFP Executive Director Jeffrey Sharp says he hopes to further expand the event’s reach this year.

One major draw will be the Project Forum, which aims to connect both emerging and established artists with financing and other production assistance. IFP bills it as the only international co-production market for narrative fiction and non-fiction series in the US.

IFP Week will also feature a multi-day conference of panels and workshops open to the public, with discussions centered around a range of topics impacting the film and TV industries, plus screenings, Q&As, and community experiences.

New for this year is an audio hub, created in response to the rapid growth of audio storytelling. It will include a project forum to connect creators with industry professionals and a platform where independently produced podcasts can be pitched in one-on-one meetings with executives and presented before an audience of buyers.

“Given the ever-changing landscape of today’s world we have decided to host IFP Week virtually this year to provide a safe and creative vision for the event, while also providing an opportunity for us to expand our reach to creators, audiences and the industry at large,” Sharp said. “We are beyond grateful to all of our sponsors and partners who continue to embrace the spirit of IFP and our mission of independent storytelling in launching this virtual edition of IFP Week with us.”

Additional information about IFP Week will be released on IFP’s website in the coming weeks.

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'Star Wars': Ben Schwartz Stole a Piece of the Millennium Falcon From 'The Rise of Skywalker' Set

Working on a Star Wars movie is a dream for many in the film industry, and Ben Schwartz is no exception. In a recent interview, the actor and comedian revealed that he stole a piece of the Millennium Falcon from the set of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and he now keeps it in a jar.

The actor was a vocal consultant for BB-8

Along with Bill Hader, Schwartz worked as a vocal consultant for BB-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In a 2015 interview with GQ, Schwartz detailed how he got to be part of the Star Wars franchise.

“I’m a huge fan of J.J. I worked with him on [the NBC series] Undercovers, and we’ve collaborated before. He got in touch and said, ‘Hey, I’m figuring out what BB-8 sounds like…Why don’t you come in and help me fiddle around and experiment?’ I remember being so excited—and then also right away he was like, ‘And you can’t tell anyone,’” Schwartz said of working on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

He continued, “For a couple days, J.J. and I thought, What do you think [BB-8’s] saying here? The actual words weren’t gonna be used, but the cadence—how I talk and stuff like that—would be used to inform how the droid would talk. The scenes were already edited, so he was like, ‘Let’s have you talk into the microphone, as if this droid is talking back to the actors in the scene.’ And it was so much fun.”

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He wrote lines for C-3PO in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Not only did Schwartz work as a vocal consultant for BB-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the actor also wrote some of C-3PO’s dialouge in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

“I got a special thanks in Episode IX. I wrote a couple of jokes for C-3PO,” Schwartz said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “I got like four or five. One of them is when they come down through the sandpits, and they look around and say, ‘Are you okay? Are you okay?’ And nobody says C-3PO and C-3PO comes to through the back and says, ‘Nobody said my name, but I’m okay!’”

What Ben Schwartz took from the ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ set

Perhaps nothing is more recognizable from Star Wars than the Millennium Falcon. Recently, in an interview with Fandom, Schwartz admitted that he stole a piece of the Millennium Falcon from the set of the Star Wars film.

“I was like ‘I’m gonna, I’m going to find something that I can keep,’” he said. “This is one that I did not ask the prop master about… We’re near the controls and I’m like ‘Oh man, should I take a button?’ And I’m like ‘What are you talking about? I can’t take a button.’”

Schwartz then noticed loose pieces of insulation hanging in the Millennium Falcon.

“There’s like a little bit of insulation… And it’s everywhere, because the ceiling of the Falcon is supposed to look run down. And so I grab it, and like a fricking Bugs Bunny cartoon… it keeps ripping along the line. And I had to do it so quick… So, I took it and like wrapped it up.”

In the video interview, Schwartz then held up his jar display of the Millennium Falcon insulation.

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