Laura Dern giving BB-8 a pep talk will brighten your day
Laura Dern‘s adventures with BB-8 on the Star Wars press tour are worthy of their own spinoff. Ahead of their appearance Thursday on Good Morning America, the actress from The Last Jedi was spotted giving a pep talk to the roly-poly droid for the live taping.
“Honey, you don’t have to be nervous,” Dern tells BB-8. “BB, you’ve done this so much. We’ve been doing press all week.”
Her advice for dealing with all the cameras? “Stay focused and have a great time, BB!”
If that weren’t enough, the video (shown above) ends with Dern giving the mechanical ball of love a belly rub.
Reese Witherspoon, Dern’s Big Little Lies costar, even commented on the exchange. “I love him! Can BB-8 be in [Big Little Lies season 2]?” Witherspoon tweeted. Dern already has an idea of how that would work out.
“Um…yes. Easy. Renata just bought the real BB-8 for Christmas for her daughter. Knowing u would likely get your daughter the toy,” she wrote.
Dern was previously captured scratching BB-8’s belly at an event for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. “You are so cute!” she exclaims in a video posted to her Twitter account. “You’re the best, come on!” She also tells the droid that, though those porgs are “adorable,” “you’re my guy, BB-8.”
Head to theaters this weekend to see if Admiral Holdo and BB-8 are just as adorable in Star Wars: The Last Jedi as they are in real life.