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Star Wars read-through "surreal" says Gleeson

1 of 2 Gleeson (in middle dark chair at front of photo) -
Gleeson (in middle dark chair at front of photo) - "Getting to see them still be amazing, still just nail it in the room was ridiculously exciting"
2 of 2 Domhnall Gleeson
Domhnall Gleeson

Following the release of the first cast photo for JJ Abrams' upcoming Star Wars film, actor Domhnall Gleeson has described the experience of gathering with his new co-stars in a room as a "weird, brilliant day".

Speaking to RTÉ TEN, Gleeson said of the script read-through session captured in the photo: "It was totally surreal to me; surreal is the word. And amazing."

He continued: "Getting to see those people from your childhoods... Getting to see them still be amazing, still just nail it in the room was ridiculously exciting and something [his casting] I did not expect to happen. So it was a weird, brilliant day."

Gleeson and the rest of the cast will begin filming Star Wars: Episode VII in the coming weeks.

His new film, the Lenny Abrahamson-directed Frank, opens in Irish cinemas next Friday, May 9.

Watch out for an interview with Gleeson and Abrahamson on RTÉ TEN next week.

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