'Star Wars'
A poster of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," directed by Rian Johnson. Star Wars/ Facebook

Filming of “Star Wars: Episode 9” has been ongoing in full swing. The cast members aren’t allowed to spoil anything about the plot, script, and the setting, but some of them spoke about what it is like to be in the film in recent interviews.

JJ Abrams, who directed the first film in the new trilogy, is back at the helm. In an interview with USAToday, cast member Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) said that the director is just as excited about the project as before, if not more.

Isaac pointed out that Abrams has a history with the story and the cast members of the film, which has helped him develop a shorthand. He also teased that the nature of the story in the upcoming film is different from the movies that came before.

Abrams will be using some old footage from “The Force Awakens” to bring back the late actress Carrie Fisher as Leia. Isaac said that it feels like she is “always” with the cast and crew as they film the movie.

Keri Russell is one of the new cast members of the film, but the actress has worked with Abrams before. In an interview with Deadline, the actress said that it is “so much more fun” to be able to work with someone that she likes so much.

Meanwhile, cast member Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux) has read the whole script of the upcoming film, but he regrets doing it. Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the actor said that he is now scared to fall asleep in public places because he’s afraid that he will spill the beans in his sleep and someone would record him or write down the spoilers. Gleeson joked about him having to pay off the fan to keep the secrets of the movie from leaking out, ComicBook.com reports.