Benicio Del Toro is on a promotional tour for his new film, ‘A Perfect Day, “directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa in which he stars with Tim Robbins as a group in charge of humanitarian aid during the war in the Balkans in the 90’s.
In our interview with the Puerto Rican actor we could not avoid addressing the issue that is on everyone’s lips this summer. After rumors that he had been offered the role as the villain in ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’, and some of his statements asserting that it was about to come true, we have asked directly. Benicio dear, will you then be the villain in ‘Star Wars’ or not?
Yes, there is no doubt that the winner of the Oscar for best actor in ‘Traffic’ will draw the lightsaber (this metaphor does not make sense, I am fully conscious). The only thing left to know is which character he will play. He is not sure to be the villain, although this could mean several things: that it is not the only villain, perhaps really there is no dark side of the Force, or … He does not want to reveal it yet.