In the last full trailer for
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we finally got our first
in-the-flesh look at Supreme Leader Snoke, the disfigured First
Order figurehead who lured Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) to the dark
side and who only appeared in holographic form in 2015’s
Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
While Snoke’s mangled mug and towering frame were sights to
behold, there was something vaguely familiar about the shiny
golden robes he rocked. The wardrobe felt like it came straight
out of the closet of Hugh Hefner, the Playboy magazine
magnate, who died earlier this fall. Turns out we were onto
“Bingo, absolutely!” said Andy
Serkis, the motion-capture master who gives voice and form
to Snoke, when we noted the similarity between Last
Jedi’s Big Bad and Hef.
“Me and [writer-director Rian
Johnson] sat down, and we said, ‘Who of everyone — there
are so many different dictators you could emulate, there are so
many different people out there … but the gold-lamé Hugh Hefner
look was definitely the way we wanted to go.”
Perhaps Snoke is a bit of a playboy? “He is,” Serkis laughed.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens Dec.
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