Star Wars stars answer kids' burning questions, confirm BB-8's gender
Kids say the darndest things when they have a lot of questions about Star Wars.
At least that was the case on Monday’s prime time installment of Jimmy Kimmel Live, which was titled Jimmy Kimmel Live After Darth: A Star Wars Special and was dedicated to all things Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. During the special, the host of ABC’s late-night talk show provided a forum for the youngest fans of the franchise to ask the tough questions to cast members and director J.J. Abrams.
“Hey, Rey, can you really do a backflip or are you just a liar?” asks one girl to Daisy Ridley, which cracks up the actress and gets her to admit that, “Umm… Ummm.. I’m a liar.” “Do droids eat and go to the bathroom, or do they just pee in their pants?” asks one little boy. “Their pants,” answers a flustered and amused Abrams. Another little girl wonders if BB-8 is a boy or a girl. “I don’t know if we ever found out if BB-8 is a boy or a girl,” says Ridley. “Oooh, that’s a really good question,” says Keri Russell and asks Oscar Isaac for his assessment. “Definitively a boy. I’ve seen it,” he deadpans. “I was surprised. Little compartments open up and there are surprises there, so definitely boy.” Adds Russell: “That’s so gross. That’s sick.” (Sick or not, it coincides largely with what EW learned in 2015 from the head of the Force Awakens creature shop.)
Click on the video to see one kid ask wayyyy too many questions at the same time, another to ask Billy Dee Williams why he pronounced Chewbacca back in the day, and a third take out her oversized aggression on the Emperor.
Abrams and Rise of Skywalker stars Ridley, Isaac, Russell, Williams, John Boyega, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, and Kelly Marie Tran also sat for an interview with Kimmel and played a game of Force Family Feud.
Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m.