In an interview with Cnet, the sci-fi veteran said that he “fell deeply, deeply asleep” while watching the poorly received film in director JJ Abrams’s private viewing theatre.
“J.J.’s viewing theater is gorgeously comfortable, it’s just wonderful. Too comfortable – I was exhausted. Christine [Savage, his wife] woke me up just before the end.”
He attributed the incident to a few glasses of “medicinal” wine consumed beforehand.
“It was only after the premiere in London - when I avidly watched [the film] all the way through – that I admitted to J.J. that I’d fallen asleep at his screening,” said the actor. “’I know,’ he told me, with a laugh.”
Judging by the tepid critical response to the film, Daniels wasn’t the only one who found The Rise of Skywalker a little soporific.
John Boyega, who plays Finn in the recent Star Wars sequels, has also admitted to “some disappointments“ with the film.
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