'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': 'GOT' Actor Miltos Yerolemou Talks Aliens, 'Virtual Reality' Experience

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast members (L -R) Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, writer, director and producer J.J. Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy and show host Anthony Breznican appear at the kick-off event of the Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, California, April 16, 2015. Reuters/David McNew

Miltos Yerolemou recently shared his experience filming for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The “Game of Thrones” star was cast last year for an undisclosed role.

Miltos Yerolemou recently sat down for an interview with the Asian Correspondent’s James Austin to talk about his involvement in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The “Game of Thrones” star, who plays as Syrio Forel in the series, said his scenes were mostly shot at the Pinewood Studios set.

“I’d be sitting on set next to aliens, animatronics; only a little bit of blue screen was used,” he revealed. The actor told Austin that his experience working in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was like a “virtual reality adventure ride.” It was a “mouth opener” where he reportedly felt like he was living in another world.

Yerolemou also mentioned having “tiny little thing strutting past” his feet during filming but declined to reveal any further details. The actor didn’t reveal whether he will be wielding a lightsaber or a sword, much like his character in “Game of Thrones.” However, Miltos Yerole did assure fans that the movie is in “very safe hands” under movie director J.J. Abrams. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will live up “to its expectations,” he said.

However, according to Comic Book Resources, Miltos Yerolemou may have accidently revealed his role in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” during the Middle East Film & Comic Con held in Dubai last month. The actor’s response when asked whether he has concerns over being typecast gave away his character in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

“The only thing about typecasting I will say is that I always play foreign characters,” he replied. “When I say 'foreign': alien in Star Wars, a French psychiatrist in a Danish film [in 'The Danish Girl'] [and] a Dutch baker in [the upcoming drama/romance film] 'Tulip Fever,'” he added.

Whether Miltos Yerolemou is indeed playing the role of an alien in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" remains to be seen until the film comes out on Dec 18, 2015. Lupita Nyong’o has been reported to have also played the character of an alien named Maz Kabata.

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