Details about Benicio del Toro’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi character have finally been revealed. Referred to as DJ on set, we now have some concrete info about Del Toro’s role. The official description of him describes him as “an enigmatic figure whose tattered, threadbare clothes and lackadaisical attitude conceal a sharp mind and expert skills”.
His co-star John Boyega (Finn) expanded on this, as he told Entertainment Weekly:
“We just need a codebreaker and he’s the best in the galaxy. Unfortunately, he’s very dodgy and only in it for financial gain. He doesn’t fight for any side. He has distinct opinions. The Resistance bombs the First Order one day, the First Order bombs the Resistance on another. It’s an ongoing war that will never end. For him, he’s trying to benefit off of that — which doesn’t make him the person you want to trust.”
So it’s confirmed that he will interact with the likes of Finn and newcomer Rose, played by Kelly Marie Trans. And she also spoke to EW about the intense, animalistic qualities of Del Toro’s character:
“When I was on set with that character, I felt like there was a tiger in the room, and I always had to be watching. Like an animal, at any moment he could do something, and I didn’t know what.”