“I would say it’s the most secrecy I’ve had to work with, just because you have to sign so many things,” Gleeson told the Radio Times, referring to the number of nondisclosure documents all the actors and crew had to sign. Gleeson, though, was happy to keep secrets after working on the film and seeing the passion for the project on set.
“Once I got to set, the way J.J. [Abrams] was working and the love, the genuine love for Star Wars that was everywhere on set — it made me want to protect those secrets,” he said.
The Frank actor, who’s Force Awakens character has yet to be divulged, says that he’s gotten so used to not talking about the movie that he doesn’t even worry about accidentally revealing anything. “I don’t even talk about it. I’m not even afraid I’ll let anything slip anymore. I’m just aware that it’s actually boring because I know the answer is I can’t talk about it,” he said.
Gleeson joins co-star Oscar Isaac in pointedly refusing to speak too much about Force Awakens. Talking about the secrecy that surrounded the movie, he explained to Yahoo! Movies: “They’re incredibly protective because nowadays, with however many hundreds of blogs and this and that, people are just ravenous for content.”
The Force Awakens opens on Dec. 18, 2015.