During a recent interview on ABC’s Good Morning America, J.J. Abrams revealed that the script for Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker was nearly leaked online.
He told the Good Morning America audience, “One of our actors, I won’t say which one — I want to, but I won’t — left it under their bed and it was found by someone who was cleaning their place.”
Abrams added, “It was then given to someone else who went to sell it on eBay.”
.@starwars launched 42 years ago. And 24 days from now, the final chapter will be revealed in theaters! We are THRILLED to have director @jjabrams with us this morning — and he’s sharing an EXCLUSIVE clip from #TheRiseOfSkywalker! pic.twitter.com/gOfUTGWzpW
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 25, 2019
Luckily, a Disney employee found the script online and recovered it before it was exposed to the world. With that being said, Abrams warned, “With all the security, you have to be careful.”
Abrams will have to keep the plot of the new Star Wars film under wraps until it hits theaters next month. However, the script may not tell the story that may end up on screen. Later in the interview, Abrams shared that he and the cast go through routine re-shoots.
“You see something and think, ‘That could be clearer, that could be a little better.’ If you have ability to fix the piece, you take advantage of that,” he said.
Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker will hit theaters on December 20th.