J.J. Abrams enforced “tight” security protocols while auditioning actors for Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens because he was determined to keep the plot under wraps.
Abrams would not show the script to potential cast members to help them prepare for their try-outs, and Oscar-Issac, who plays X-wing pilot Poe Dameron, reveals he had to read his part in a secret room filled with cameras.
He tells Yahoo! Movies, “They won’t even do that (send the script in advance)…You go to the place, and they have a room with cameras and you sit there and read the script. They’re incredibly protective, because nowadays, with however many hundreds of blogs and this and that, people are just ravenous for content. So because of that, there has to be such tight security around it. And it gets in the way of the process a bit, but it’s understandable.”
Isaac admits he was saddened to discover pictures from the set had leaked over the summer, but he is adamant the security breach will not spoil the fun for fans.
He adds, “I can’t speak for the cast and crew, I can just speak for myself, but for me I thought, ‘Don’t you want to wait so you can get the real thing?’… But it creates excitement for it. I don’t think these little leaks necessarily ruined watching the trailer.”
The sci-fi blockbuster is due for release in December 2015.