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PopWrapped | Movies

Voice Actors Behind Star Wars' BB-8 Revealed

Ashley Perna | PopWrapped Author

Ashley Perna

Updated 12/20/2015 9:11am
Voice Actors Behind Star Wars' BB-8 Revealed | BB-8
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BB-8 is everyone's new favourite droid who debuts in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The adorable droid communicates primarily through a string of bleeps and bloops - the way R2D2 does. Despite the rather robotic nature of the android's voice, two people are listed in the credits as "voice consultants". Warning, Star Wars fans, spoilers below. 

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Those actors are none other than Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz. Hader, famous for always being hilarious in Saturday Night Live, spoke with HitFix about his role in the film:

JJ [was] fucking around with this sound effects app on his iPad that was attached to a talk box operated by me. It looked ridiculous but it made BB-8's voice. At first I tried doing a voice, but we all agreed it sounded too human. 

Ben Schwartz, known for his roles in Parks and Recreation and House of Lies, took to Twitter to share his thoughts on his role in the iconic film's production.

https://twitter.com/rejectedjokes/status/676805121645273088?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Hader and Schwartz join fellow newcomers Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, and Simon Pegg in the film. Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher are all reprising their roles from the original trilogy. In addition to being lucky enough to be in the film itself, Ford had an opportunity to review the film in advance of its theatrical release. He said that the film was "wonderful", which, coming from someone as notoriously grumpy as Ford, seems to be the film's greatest compliment yet. 

The hotly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in theatres across the United States on December 18. While plot details have been kept a massive secret, we do know that the story takes place approximately 30 years following the events

of Return of the Jedi

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