‘Rogue One’: Admiral Raddus Was Inspired By Winston Churchill

A Rogue One: A Star Wars Story behind the scenes video showed a glimpse of new Mon Calamari officer Admiral Raddus. Creature effects supervisor Neal Scanlan talked to EW about the inspiration behind the character.

“We always tried to find a real world example of who these creatures may be, and in this case we used  [Winston] Churchill, Admiral Raddus is a very strong figure. We would use [Churchill] not only as visual reference for his physical features, but also when it came to performing him and expressing him through the actor.”


“It helps to have someone to reference in the real world. It grounds our creatures and ideas, we use these references to pull these creatures back and make them feel like they belong here in our world.”

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story flies into theaters on December 16, 2016.

Aric Sweeny
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