Hollywood.com has posted a new interview with Timothy Zahn on the occasion of the latest Star Wars movie news and rumors. In the interview, the author of The Thrawn Trilogy discusses the rumored young Han Solo movie, how he writes Han, other characters he'd like to see star in spinoff films, and more. Here's an excerpt from the interview:
HW: The X-Wing Series is a major favorite of mine. Speaking of casting, did you ever envision an actor playing Thrawn? TZ: I get asked this a lot, but as with all of these casting questions I don?t see my characters in terms of what they look like as much as their attitude, their personality, their response to a given situation. So for Thrawn you?d have the dignity, the intelligence, the fairly unemotional personality. Get an actor who can do that, then with the blue makeup and red contact lenses, you'd probably have Thrawn. If I were casting I would watch expressions, listen to the voice, but not really care about what he looks like. I guess this means I?d be lousy in casting because they?d all look good to me.